Press Releases

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May 21st, 2021

‘I realized I was the only survivor’

Aziz Al-Kolak is 10 years old. He and his family — civilians — were victims in an Israeli bombing on May 16 that left him stuck in rubble for six hours.

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May 7th, 2021

Zakat Foundation of America, GoFundMe join hands in celebrating Ramadan Giving

Fundraising platform GoFundMe has joins us in celebrating seasonal giving this Ramadan.

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April 16th, 2021

Zakat Foundation of America, DoorDash working together to feed thousands of California’s hungry this month

Zakat Foundation of America is also hosting two food distributions Saturday, the first of which is in partnership with DoorDash and the city of Hayward and Pro Tempore Mayor Aisha Wahab.

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April 14th, 2021

Facebook selects Zakat Foundation of America for #MonthofGood campaign

Zakat Foundation of America is being featured as a top charity in Facebook’s brand-new #MonthofGood campaign to celebrate — and give back during — Ramadan.

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April 13th, 2021

This Ramadan, feel the hunger to do good

This Ramadan, Zakat Foundation of America is committed to providing 100,000 meals domestically in a campaign called Feel the Hunger to Do Good — 15,000 of those meals are being provided in partnership with DoorDash.

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April 12th, 2021

Local nonprofit supporting more than 15,000 North Carolina residents this month

After delivering more than 3 million pounds of fresh food in the United States in 2020, Zakat Foundation of America has built connections that allow the nonprofit to do even more this year.

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April 7th, 2021

DoorDash, Zakat Foundation of America, partner to feed tens of thousands this Ramadan

Zakat Foundation of America and DoorDash are partnering in a campaign called Feel the Hunger to Do Good. This partnership is committed to helping feed the hungry and combat food insecurity during Ramadan.

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March 29th, 2021

Zakat Foundation of America offering $20,000 in scholarships to high school seniors

Zakat Foundation of America has set aside $20,000 in scholarships for high school seniors entering college who have volunteered with the organization or engaged in community service. 

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March 25th, 2021

Local humanitarian organization serves overlooked nurses, doctors, new moms and more

Zakat Foundation of America is partnering with Roseland Community Hospital to help reach the underserved. This partnership will last three months and kicks off March 26.

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March 22nd, 2021

State of Indiana authorizes Zakat Foundation Institute to open doors in August 2021

Zakat Foundation Institute launched a scholarship program in 2020 in collaboration with the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indiana.

Children in Pakistan take turns drinking from a water well constructed to give them access to clean, safe water. – Zakat Foundation of America photo

March 5th, 2021

Zakat Foundation of America is making a month out of World Water Day

World water day is March 22, Zakat Foundation is making a month out of it. The international humanitarian organization based out of Illinois is rallying a nation to fund 100 water sources in one month.

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February 11th, 2021

Muslim charity opens regional office in Argentina

The global charity Zakat Foundation of America announces the historic opening of an office based in Cordoba, Argentina, from which it will continue to build self-reliance and uplift the continent’s most vulnerable.