Local Muslims to Serve Neighbors in Need on ‘Day of Dignity’ in Newark Oct. 15

Local Muslims to Serve Neighbors in Need on ‘Day of Dignity’ in Newark Oct. 15Local Muslims will offer residents in need groceries, hot meals, coats, school supplies, toys and hygiene kits Oct. 15 at 229-231 Roseville Avenue, Newark, NJ.

The activities are part of an annual Day of Dignity co-sponsored by NIA Masjid and Community Center and Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA).

At Day of Dignity, homeless and low-income Newark, NJ, residents will also be offered free haircuts for children and basic medical and dental screenings, including a fluoride wash for children. Other partners for Day of Dignity include Smile, the Building Blocks of New Jersey and Planned Parenthood, through which NIA will be able to provide information regarding job training, healthcare and public assistance programs.

Newark, NJ, will be one of 17 cities nationwide hosting Day of Dignity, a flagship nationwide Islamic Relief USA initiative that aims to empower communities to come together around the issues of hunger and homelessness. Islamic Relief USA has partnered with local organizations across the United States for over a decade to host annual Day of Dignity events. Day of Dignity creates an opportunity for caring individuals from diverse communities to provide services to their neighbors in need. The food and services are available to anyone in need, regardless of faith.

Event Details:

Location: 229-231 Roseville Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107 USA
Date: Oct.15, 2016
Time: 11am-6pm

 

Media Contact for IRUSA: Mayssoun Olabi molabi@irusa.org or 703-370-7202
Media Contact for NIA Masjid & Community Center: Abdul-Basit Haqq www.niamasjid.org or (908) 764-6827

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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.

Muslim Social Services Agency (MSSA) is a non-profit 501 c 3 tax exempted organization. It has been in existence since2003. Its mission is to provide resources and services to poor, low income and homeless families and individuals in order to help them improve upon their quality of life. Our website is www.muslimsocialservicesagency.org.Our organization is strictly operated by volunteers. We have assisted over20,000 families and individuals with accessing resources and services. Some of our partners are: Islamic Relief, Baltimore City Police Department, CAIR, ICNA Relief, United Muslim Relief, Zakah Foundation, MercyUSA, Governor’s Office of Service and Volunteerism, Walmart Foundation and many more