More than 46 million people—including 16 million children—live in poverty in the United States.

Day of Dignity creates an opportunity for caring individuals from diverse communities to provide services to their neighbors in need. Food, clothing, blankets, and hygiene kits are just some of the items distributed during Day of Dignity events. And, often, free medical care, screenings and even barber services are provided. Entertainment is part of the event too. It’s a day to come together and work together for a better world.

But it doesn’t end there: The IRUSA Day of Dignity effort extends to social media as community members spread the word about the event, the movement and the importance of this humanitarian work to friends and family–many become a part of the Islamic Relief USA page on Facebook and tweet #dayofdignity15 on Twitter.

Here is what participants in Day of Dignity Portland had to say about their experience last year. Video courtesy of Elijah Hasan Media.

Want bring Day of Dignity to your town?

Check out the resources below to learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply for 2015.

Connect with our U.S. Programs team member Sara Hamid via sarahamid@irusa.org or by calling 1-855-447-1001 for more info. And make sure to friend and/or follow us on your fav social network. #dayofdignity15 is our hashtag!

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