From the Carolinas to Puerto Rico, to Houston (and hurricanes Florence, Maria, and Harvey) — and 2019 and 2020's polar vortices —we have repeatedly responded with politically and media-acknowledged exemplary swiftness and excellence to deliver essential aid to our near and far neighbors throughout the U.S.
We have served America’s poor from the founding of our global charity. One of our earliest recipients of aid was the Navajo Indians of Window Rock, Arizona.
In 2020, we worked to truck more than 1.3 million pounds of farm-picked, fresh produce from coast to coast to poor and deprived communities in dire need. From Minneapolis, where the black community needed aid after the tragic death of George Floyd to the center of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York, we worked to bring fresh food to those in need. The fresh food campaign also helped struggling farmers who had been plowing under their harvests due to the coronavirus economic slowdown by buying their produce yields.
We guide refugees in America — educated as professionals (engineers, scientists, academics, degreed specialists) before being forced from their homes — to internships, retraining them for licensing qualifications in their fields of accomplishment and English. We partner with appropriate nonprofits and agencies to help these refugees fully employ their areas of expertise. Now, they stand tall as material contributors — not only to their own households — but beyond this to the development of their local communities.
Our donors have not forgotten children in our cities. Your gifts enabled Zakat Foundation to sponsor two Chicago Youth Centers branches in the integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) program that allows students to hone their creative expression and critical thinking. Students actually invent, build, and bring a product to market in the course of their hands-on workshops with acclaimed instructors. They show a marked improvement in leadership, problem-solving, and increased motivation for learning in and out of the classroom.
Help victims of disaster & violent conflict recover and heal.
Leading critical projects to heal bodies, minds, & souls.
Alleviating the needs of vulnerable families & children.
Providing access to education & creating powerful antidotes to unrest, distrust, & war.
Additional opportunities to provide more aid throughout the world.
Lifting people out of poverty & ensuring their self-reliance.
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In 2020, 81¢ from each dollar donated went directly toward programs serving those in need. 12¢ went to administrative costs & 7¢ went to fundraising costs.