Press Releases

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Zakat Foundation Launches Coronavirus Food, Hygiene, Mental Health Aid to American Public

Bridgeview, Ill. (March 22) — In a nationwide initiative, Zakat Foundation of America has announced Friday it will provide people in need with food, hygiene kits and mental health Webtherapy.

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Heroics, Heartbreak, and Humor on the Humanitarian Disaster Front - Local Leader in Global Relief Tells His Story

Halil Demir will bring his 9 Myths About Muslim Charities story to Orland Park Prayer Center with a book reading and signing. Demir’s 9 book tells his harrowing story of 30 years in global disaster relief.

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Zakat Foundation’s Demir Gets Justice Event Invite from Illinois Governor

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker invited Zakat Foundation Executive Director Halil Demir to help mark his public pardon.

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Zakat Foundation of America Supports Dr. Larycia Hawkins Documentary “Same God”

Zakat Foundation of America announces a partnership with the makers of the documentary “Same God.” The documentary, by Linda Midgett, explores the polarization taking place within America.

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Zakat Foundation, Gorham Church Feed Families for Thanksgiving

Zakat Foundation and Gorham Church staff handed out food baskets filled with healthful items to local Chicago residents for Thanksgiving.

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Letter of Gratitude to USAID and the Honorable Mark Green

Zakat Foundation and our giving community, stand with you in both your commendable solicitousness and upright relief action for the Rohingya, and we thank you.

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Zakat Foundation Delivers Urgent Medical Tools to Mali Women

Zakat Foundation medical relief experts began distributing more than 12,000 desperately needed medical equipment around this African nation’s capital.

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Humanitarian Aid En Route to Latin America

Zakat Foundation sends emergency humanitarian Aid to Latin America. Zakat Foundation of America to Venezuelan refugees in Colombia.

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Day 2: Zakat Foundation of America’s Chicago Subzero Rescue

For the second day Zakat Foundation trekked into Chicago’s lethal subzero weather and wind chill to clothe and feed the city’s burgeoning homeless with blankets, coats, hats, socks, warm meals, and water.

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Zakat Foundation Staff Brave Arctic Cold to Aid Homeless

CHICAGO, Jan. 30 — Zakat Foundation of America staff braved the coldest arctic weather in a century to hand out thousands of blankets, coats, hats, socks, warm meals, water, and hygiene kits to Chicago’s homeless today.

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Zakat Foundation of America Presented with Congressional Award

U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis’s office has selected Zakat Foundation of America as its Organization of the Year, presenting the award to Halil Demir, its executive director.

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Zakat Foundation & UNRWA USA to Rebuild Houses in Gaza

BRIDGEVIEW, IL — Zakat Foundation of America and UNRWA USA have renewed their partnership through the end of 2018 to repair 40 houses in the Gaza Strip.