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Youth Development:

Fifty for Fifty: Help Us Take More Kids In Our Programs 
$50,000 Can Help Us Start New Programs This January

Dear Family,

I am turning Fifty this Friday. As I am counting my blessings, I am praising God more and more. My Lord has blessed me with loving parents, an awesome life partner, beautiful, talented and compassionate children, all kinds of resources and friends and community members like you that have nurtured me and supported me in a cause as ambitious and as challenging as MY Project USA is. 

It has been my routine for the last 30 years that I would sit down on the eve of my birthdays and reflect on my past year and plan for the new year of my life. I am constantly evaluating the impact of my presence on this earth. The impact of my presence in the communities I have lived in my adult life. I carefully choose the causes that I would like to be associated with on the Day of Judgement. I have supported hundreds of causes and dozens of organizations in the past years, and I have given my blood and soul to just to many. 

MY Project USA is my youngest baby.  As you know,  it is designed to address poverty, hunger, inequality and other injustices that drive people to fall into the ditches of crimes and hopelessness. I used all my education and experience in designing it. I consulted with the champions around the country to help me perfect it. I invited the best in my network to serve on board and to take seats in committees that would uplift our neighborhoods through social services, civic engagement and community organizing. 

Therefore, the success of this organization is not a coincidence or a miracle. It is actually a constant progress rooted in a five-year plan guided and led by the community members especially our own youth leaders and volunteers. It's a result of dozens of selfless volunteers, young and old, contributing all year round to protect and empower our children and families.  It's a result of thousands of big and small donations that were sent our way by different means. Together, we have built this organization as an institute to make sure it does not become a fiefdom or a stagnant small pond that's controlled by just a few people. We are constantly growing on our leadership side. New leaders are joining us with fresher ideas and energies to take it farther.

As I am turning fifty this Friday and I am evaluating the impact of my life and the luggage that I have bundled up to meet my Lord, I am humbled to have MY Project USA at the top of everything else. I am fully satisfied with the outcomes of this organization that has wiped off tears of thousands of children; that has passed about 1.5 millions meals and snacks; that has empowered dozens of youth as leaders and organizers; that has served homeless, victims of trafficking and domestic violence, that has saved dozens from being evicted from their homes; and that has trained and empowered so many young people as leaders to continue this work. This list goes on and on.

On my fiftieth birthday, to amplify this impact, I have set a $50,000 end of year goal that would help us start a couple new programs to take more kids under our wings. I invite you to join me by sending your 2018 End of Year donations checks to MY Project USA.  Please
donate on our website or send me a check. You can also donate on Facebook. 

Last but not least,  I want to thank you with bottom of  my heart for your help and presence in my life and making MY Project USA a success story. May God immensely reward you and continue blessing you with His bounties. Ameen. 

In Solidarity with the Youth & Families,

Zerqa Abid, 
Founder & Executive Director,
MY Project USA

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Food Pantry:

Last Three Days To Support Holidays Food Drive
MY Family Pantry Served 34,000 Children In Two Years

Here is another way to amplify your Impact. Help up us provide enough nutritious food on table.  Support our food pantry. 

Hungry children are easy prey. Studies have shown and we have witnessed first hands that children in low-income and poverty struck communities are at high risk in terms of being involved with drugs, pimps and gangs. Holidays are difficult times for kids when no meals are on table, no gifts are under the tree and there is no place to stay warm.

As Winter Break is approaching fast, once again we are scrambling to provide enough non-perishable food to large refugee and other needy families with several children. These children are mostly left without food when schools are closed during winter breaks or several snow days during Ohio’s harsh winter. We Need Your Help.

Please donate to our  online fundraising campaign to raise $10,000. This amount will allow us to buy flour, rice, cooking oil, sugar and other non-perishable items to go along with the free fresh produce for this winter break and beyond. 

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