Phoenix Muslims to Distribute Food, Clothing, Toys to Families in Need

'Day of Dignity' event part of Islamic Relief USA's annual nationwide campaign

Dec 01, 2010, 12:13 ET from Islamic Relief USA

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Muslims from the Phoenix area will help distribute food, clothing, and toys and provide health screenings to more than 1,000 people in need from the local communities as part of Islamic Relief USA's (IR USA)  annual Day of Dignity campaign.

Day of Dignity Phoenix will also include live music, open-mic poetry, t-shirt decorating, social services, voter registration and more.  

In its eighth year, Day of Dignity is a nationwide campaign that recruits more than 2,000 volunteers who in turn, serve approximately 20,000 people in need in 22 cities throughout America. The Phoenix event will take place at the Human Services Campus on Saturday, December 4th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Islamic Relief USA is committed to positively impacting poor and marginalized communities all over America," said Kyle Ismail, manager of domestics program at IR USA. "Our Day of Dignity event is our way of encouraging American Muslims to partner with local communities in addressing some of our country's most pressing concerns."

 WHAT:

Day of Dignity in Phoenix

WHEN:

Saturday, December 4th from 9 am to 4 pm.

WHERE:

Human Services Campus, 1125 W. Jackson, Phoenix, AZ 85007 (Jackson St. and 11th Ave).



NOTE:

For more information on Day of Dignity, please visit: www.dayofdignity.com. To learn how to get involved, please contact Nazia Hossain, IR USA volunteer coordinator, at 703-370-7202, Nazia@IslamicReliefUSA.org.



Co- sponsors of this event include: American Muslim Women's Association, LDS Church, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Mary's Food Bank, Al Mahdi Masjid, Cultural Cup Food Bank, the Lodestar Day Resource Center, Girl Scout troop 2140 and Arizona Peace Alliance, Costco, Changing Hands Book Store, Quick Trip (QT).

Inspired by Islam's values on charitable giving and community development, IR USA is a relief organization dedicated to alleviating poverty through disaster relief and development projects in the U.S. and globally for communities regardless of color, race, religion, or creed.

For the seventh consecutive year, Islamic Relief USA has been awarded four stars by Charity Navigator, the largest charity evaluator in the country. This prestigious award puts Islamic Relief among the top 2.25 percent of charities in the nation. To learn more, visit, www.islamicreliefusa.org.              

MEDIA CONTACT: Rabiah Ahmed at 202-439-1441, rahmed@islamicreliefusa.org

SOURCE Islamic Relief USA



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