Press Releases

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Zakat Foundation’s Halil and Donna Demir Win ARISE Chicago Award

ARISE Chicago, a workers and faith-community alliance for workplace justice, honored Zakat Foundation of America’s Executive Director Halil Demir and its Health Advisor Donna Demir, RN, with its highest annual honor, the 2020 Arise Chicago Faithful Leadership Award.

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Zakat Foundation of America announces launch of ZakatShop™ for serving humanity

Zakat Foundation of America is set to launch its first ecommerce site, ZakatShopTM, where 100% of proceeds from every purchase will go toward the organization’s life-changing humanitarian programs.

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Zakat Foundation of America awarded BBB Great Nonprofits top ratings once again

Zakat Foundation of America has once again met all 20 of the Better Business Bureau’s Standards for Charity Accountability. The next day, Great Nonprofits announced Zakat Foundation as a top-rated nonprofit, receiving five out of five stars in its rating. Zakat Foundation has received this ranking from Great Nonprofits since 2013.

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Duke University awards grant to Zakat Foundation to provide books for public housing residents

Zakat Foundation is also hosting a drive-through distribution for 100 refugee kids on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

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Cricket Wireless team in two-day COVID-19 food drive

Zakat Foundation and Cricket Wireless have joined hands for two upcoming grocery-box giveaways on Sept. 24 and 27 to feed deeply impoverished families.

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Hispanic Heritage Month with Food Relief to Chicago

Zakat Foundation of America is honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with farm-fresh produce and dairy goods giveaway in pandemic relief for Latinx families in and around Chicago.

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Chicago Elected Officials to help distribute 4 tons of fresh food, PPE to Chicago Latino families

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, Zakat Foundation of America will deliver and distribute farm-fresh produce, and medical masks to Pilsen families hit hard by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Zakat Foundation Launches Muslim Philanthropy Graduate Institute

Zakat Foundation of America has announced the creation of the Zakat Foundation Institute. Learn more about the Zakat Foundation Institute, its fellowship, and program.

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Aldermen, State Reps and Cook County Board President to help distribute 4 tons of fresh food, PPE to Chicago Latino families

Zakat Foundation of America will deliver and distribute for free some 7,500 pounds of farm-fresh produce, and 1,500 medical masks to Pilsen families hit hard.

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Zakat Foundation, Mothers to Hold Anti-Police Violence Rally

Zakat Foundation of America, in partnership with Our Lady of Suyapa Sanctuary and Readi Chicago is gathering August 8 at the Daley Plaza.

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26,000 pounds of fresh food to reach Alpharetta’s hungry

Refugee and low-income families and communities are set to receive atotal of 26,000 pounds in fresh food aid from Zakat Foundation of America this Friday, July 17, at 3 p.m.

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Waukegan Community In Illinois Receives Grant to Feed Families, Help Local Businesses

Tonight, Our Lady of Suyapa Sanctuary in partnership with El Rey de Pollo Asado a local restaurant economically impacted by crisis.