Press Clippings

May 21st, 2020

U.S. faith-based groups fight COVID-19 worldwide

Religious charities in the United States are aiding in the fight against COVID-19. See how faith-based groups are tackling the pandemic at home and abroad.

May 20th, 2020

19 Tons of Potato Donation From The Zakat Foundation in California

NEW YORK, NY 19 tons of potatoes were provided to the Orange County Food Bank by the Los Angeles branch of the Islamic aid organization…

May 20th, 2020

Minorities, elderly represent higher rates of COVID-19 infections, deaths

Higher rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths among suburban minority communities and the elderly population is concerning health officials.

May 14th, 2020

American Muslims fight COVID-19 with Ramadan’s spirit of giving

U.S. Muslims are helping others during the COVID-19 pandemic. See how the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is motivating their contributions.

April 24th, 2020

COVID19: U.S. Muslim Foundation Gives Medical Aid to Health Workers

The Executive Director of the\_Zakat Foundation of America, Halil Demir told\_Anadolu Agency\_the organization has set up a crisis management desk in the first week of the epidemic and established a COVID-19 Emergency Aid Distribution program that prioritized health care workers in the frontline of the battle.

April 24th, 2020

Zakat Foundation of America creates Memorial Wall to honor lives lost from COVID-19

Chicago, Ill.:\_As emergency relief efforts are in full force to counter COVID-19, Zakat Foundation of America understands the need to express grief amid social distancing and lockdown orders across the world

April 10th, 2020

Why are black Americans suffering more from coronavirus?

A stark racial disparity is emerging in the US, with more and more black people falling victim to coronavirus.

April 8th, 2020

Black Muslims in US fear they could be 'disproportionately impacted' by coronavirus

The community is often rendered invisible within the larger Black and Muslim populations. Black Muslims in the United States fear they could be at a higher risk from coronavirus infections, as cases continue to climb and hospitals in communities of colour struggle to flatten the curve.

April 3rd, 2020

Charity Navigator names Zakat Foundation of America top charity for COVID-19 relief

Chicago, Ill. (April 3, 2020) — Charity Navigator has once again selected Zakat Foundation of America as a top charity for emergency relief. This time, for its work battling COVID-19 with food package and hygiene kit distributions and for delivering medical supplies to underserved hospitals and clinics.

April 1st, 2020

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Wednesday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area

Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and Illinois.

April 1st, 2020

Muslim-American charity donates much needed gloves to Franciscan Health in Olympia Fields

The Bridgeview-based Zakat Foundation last week donated thousands of pairs of much needed medical gloves to Franciscan Health Hospital in Olympia Fields and hospitals on the South Side.

March 27th, 2020

Fight against Coronavirus: Contribute for the families at risk!

To take care of the American communities, the Zakat Foundation of America has launched a nationwide initiative to provide food, hygiene, and mental health aid to the American people.