Las Vegas Muslims to Distribute Clothing, Hygiene Kits to Families in Need

Dec 02, 2010, 13:12 ET from Islamic Relief USA

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

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Muslims from the Las Vegas area will help distribute winter clothing and hygiene kits to more than 500 local people in need as part of Islamic Relief USA's (IR USA)  annual Day of Dignity campaign.

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 homeless and people in need in 22 cities throughout America. The Las Vegas event, which is in its fifth year, will take place this Sunday at the Al- Maun Mosque from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

"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 Las Vegas

WHEN:  Sunday, December 5th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

WHERE: Al- Maun Mosque, 711 Morgan Ave., Las Vegas, NV, 89016

Co-sponsors of the event include: Masjid As-Sabur; Haikal Academy; Masjid Al-Noor; Jami Masjid; Masjid Ibrahim; Masjid Taqwa; Afandi Market; Alexander Kalifano LLC; A & A Uniforms, Inc.; J.S. Graphics; S.U.N.N.I. (Sisters United in Neighborly Needs); Muslim Alliance of Nevada (M.A.N.); UNLV Muslim Student Association; Magic Kurl; Nashid's Fragrance; Rehoboth Holiness Cathedral; Target Neighborhood Store; Walmart Neighborhood Store and the Las Vegas Muslim Community.

NOTE: For more information on Day of Dignity, please visit: To learn how to get involved, please contact Nazia Hossain, IR USA volunteer coordinator, at 703-370-7202,

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,              

MEDIA CONTACT: Rabiah Ahmed at 202-439-1441,

SOURCE Islamic Relief USA