Press Clippings

Muslim charity distributes food to homeless struck by Chicago's cold snap

On a frigid night in Chicago, Illinois, with the temperature hovering around - 40F (-40C), a 59-year-old Turkish-American Muslim man stepped out on the streets to help the homeless.

Civil rights

Yemen, at the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula, a little more than half the size of Indiana, has more than four times our population. Amidst the other conflicts of our times, the plight of those 28 million Yemenis is not well known here.

Muslim group to provide blankets, food

Zakat Foundation of America will be giving away blankets, groceries and warm meals on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Several events set to honor MLK

There are several events scheduled across Robeson County Sunday and Monday to honor slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Band "Spiritual Cramp" Plays Benefit Show for Zakat Foundation of America

Band "Spiritual Cramp" Plays Benefit Show for ZF

Durham rain doesn't stop volunteers from blessing others

Durham rain doesn't stop volunteers from blessing others

CEO Halil Demir Remembers Pittsburgh Victims

Members of several communities came together Monday at the DuSable Museum on Chicago’s South Side to honor the victims of the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Zakat Foundation of America CEO Joins Faith Leaders to Condemn Attack on Synagogue

Chicago Religious, Civil Rights Leaders Call For Unity After Synagogue Attack

New York Times Selects Zakat Foundation of America as Top Charity

The unsettling images of emaciated children staring up from hospital beds drew strong reaction from readers this week when The New York Times published “The Tragedy of Saudi Arabia’s War,” an interactive article documenting the catastrophic effects of the civil war in Yemen.

Zakat Foundation Interview with Hard Lens Media

The average American probably has no idea there are Muslim-American non-governmental organizations actively supporting U.S. communities in need.

A Chance to Walk in a Refugee’s Shoes from Overseas to Your City

Displaced persons often leave their homes with little more than the clothes on their backs; along with whatever they can carry, including cash, food, water — and cell phones.

U.S. Humanitarian and Development Organizations Urge Trump Administration To Restore Funding for Programs for Vulnerable Palestinians

Washington, D.C. (Sept. 13, 2018) — As a group of US-based humanitarian and development NGOs, we are deeply concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to stop funding programs that meet the basic needs of Palestinians at a time of acute suffering brought on by years of conflict and isolation.