“Thousands of San Diegans suffer from unemployment, poverty, poor health and other problems, and a local group aims to help residents address them all in one day. The effort, called Day of Dignity, is part of a national campaign to connect low-income and homeless populations with support programs and necessities, such as school supplies, hygiene kits and clothing.
National partner, Islamic Relief USA, said past events have inspired volunteers to establish service programs and organizations that aid communities year-round, said spokesman Minhaj Hassan.
“Day of Dignity enjoins and promotes partnerships between hundreds of both secular and faith-based, local community-based organizations engaging in a variety of social service work and beyond that come together to provide free resources to those in need,” Hassan said.
Days of Dignity events occurred in more than a dozen other cities this year. ”
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