Islamic Relief USA and Denver Muslims to Serve Neighbors in Need on ‘Day of Dignity’

Islamic Relief USA to Serve Neighbors in Need on ‘Day of Dignity’Denver, CO will be one of 17 cities in the nation hosting a Day of Dignity, which is a flagship nationwide Islamic Relief USA initiative that aims to empower communities to come together to bring awareness, provide resources, deliver services, and build community around the issues of hunger and homelessness.

Muslim Family Services of Colorado was the grant recipient selected to host the Denver Day of Dignity for the first time.

“We are very excited and grateful to be working with a number of community organizations addressing homelessness in the Denver community to deliver essential resources and services. This community outreach event will be unique in its emphasis to embody a community spirit as it is engaging volunteers from various backgrounds, religious affiliations, and ages all committed to ending homelessness.” said Nadeen Ibrahim, City Coordinator for Day of Dignity in Denver.

Islamic Relief USA has partnered with local organizations across the United States for over a decade to host the annual Day of Dignity event. Day of Dignity creates an opportunity for caring individuals from diverse communities to provide services to their neighbors in need. Food, clothing, 1st aid kits, 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. It’s a day to come together and work together for a better world. The food and services are available to anyone in need, regardless of faith.

Event Details:

Location: Tivoli Commons, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80209

Date : September 24, 2016

Time : from 10 AM to 4 PM

 Services: Specific resources (housing, education, shelters, homeless resource guide and legal), services (haircuts, health screenings, dental screenings, legal Q&A, vision screenings, and assistance with registering for Medicaid), item distribution (school kits, jackets, and hygiene kits), and hot meals with live entertainment.

Media Contact: Mayssoun Olabi molabi@irusa.org or 703-370-7202

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Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and disease regardless of color, race, gender or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Islamic Relief USA aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects, allowing communities to better help themselves. Its programs benefit millions of people each year around the world, including in the United States.

Islamic Relief USA meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a national charity monitoring group affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. Islamic Relief USA is on the U.S. government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity list, and it is also a signatory to the code of conduct of theInternational Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.