Press Releases

June 16th, 2016

Distribution of Food Parcels to Camps

Zakat Foundation team in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan managed to distribute 300 food parcels in the Northern District - Irbid in the Martyr Azmi Al Mufti Camp.

June 16th, 2016

Press Release: Zakat Foundation Partners with U.N. to Rebuild Gaza

Zakat Foundation Partners with U.N. to Rebuild Gaza-Z) recently launched a program with the UNRWA to repair and reconstruct 500 destroyed homes in Gaza.

June 6th, 2016

Press Release: Zakat Foundation Launches Worldwide Aid Program

Chicago, IL, 6/6/16 – Zakat Foundation of America is mobilizing an international humanitarian campaign for the month of Ramadan. The campaign will deliver food supplies, gifts, and livestock to communities in poverty.

April 27th, 2016

The 2016 Horn of Africa Famine

The Horn of Africa suffers from more famine in a region experiencing severe conflict and instability. About 20 million people in Somalia, Nigeria, Yemen and South Sudan are at risk.

April 8th, 2016


CHICAGO, IL, 4/08/16 – Two interfaith leaders from Chicago, Halil Demir & Reverend C.J. Hawking, met in Turkey to visit Zahra University.

September 8th, 2015

A Little Sacrifice Goes A Long Way

Zakat Foundation is beginning the annual Udhiya (Qurbani) campaign for the upcoming month of Dhul-ul-Hijjah. The goal of the program is to distribute fresh meat to families who cannot afford it in time for Eid-ul-Adha.

November 19th, 2014

Zakat Foundation of America Opens Office in Central African Republic

Bridgeview-based international humanitarian organization Zakat Foundation of America announces the official registration of its new office in Central African Republic.

January 24th, 2014

Eyewitness to Syrian Conflict to Address Amnesty International Event

Chicago, IL January 24, 2014 - Ameenah Sawwan, a 23-year-old survivor of the nearly three-year-old conflict in Syria, testified before the UN last week.

January 21st, 2013

Zakat Foundation of America Mobilizes Youth to Serve Humanity

Humanitea Time inspires youth activism around social causes. This dynamic event is an initiative of Zakat Foundation & cosponsored by Amnesty International USA & University of Chicago Global Voices Program.