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.

2015 Day of Dignity Schedule

LOCATION: First United Methodist Church, 625 NE Mizner Blvd. in Boca Raton.

In coordination with CAIR-FL.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: Masjid Ul-Haqq, 514 Islamic Way, Baltimore.

In coordination with MSSA.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: 2625 Cesar Chavez Blvd., Dallas.

In coordination with Dallas Masjid Al-Islam.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: Downtown Portland.

In coordination with Islamic Services of Oregon State.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: 3664 Troost Ave, Kansas City.

In coordination with Al Inshirah Islamic Center.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: 1730 Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis.

In coordination with Masjid An-Nur.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: 2315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave in SouthEast.

In coordination with America’s Islamic Heritage Museum.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: Muslim Community Center and Mosque, 1605 W Davison in Detroit.

In coordination with Al-Aqabah Islamic Community Center.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: 235 S Rio Grande St in Salt Lake City

In coordination with United in Service for Humanity.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: 1272 Ogden Ave in the Bronx.

In coordination with MWIRD.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: 9829 Town Park Dr. in Houston.

In coordination with Amaanah Refugee Services.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: 2125 Chestnut St in Philadelphia.

In coordination with Amana Foundation.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: 711 Morgan Ave in Las Vegas.

In coordination with Al Maun Neighborly Needs.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: 229-231 Roseville Ave in Newark.

In coordination with NIA Masjid and Community Center.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: 450 3rd Ave. in Seattle

In coordination with Masjid Umar Farooq.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: 4380 Landis St. in San Diego.

In coordination with Somali Family Services of San Diego.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: Franklin Park, 2501 Franklin Dr., Fort Lauderdale.

In coordination with CAIR-FL.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

LOCATION: To be determined

In coordination with Arab American Community Center.

To learn more about this Day of Dignity event, connect with shamid@irusa.org.

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 follow us on your fav social network. #dayofdignity15 is our hashtag!

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