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The Columbus Foundation Will Match Your Donation For The Next 25 Hours


MY Deah's Is Still Closed. You Can Help Us Re-Open Our Doors

Three Thefts In A Row Caused An Estimated Loss of $25,000 In Property, Sales & Human Resources


A 25-Hour Community Rally. Give Between 10am June 10 to 11am June 11 and Amplify Your Donation

The Big Give is a community's signature giving event by The Columbus Foundation to help nonprofits. During this 25-hour online giving event, Your donation to MY Project USA in The Giving Store will be boosted, thanks to a $1.5 million+ Bonus Pool provided by The Columbus Foundation and corporate and community partners, the largest in Big Give history! Further, all credit card fees will be covered by the Foundation, so 100 percent of your donations go to the nonprofit(s) of your choice.

Please Support Generously
MY Reading Warriors Uplifted The Community By Leaving Positive Messages on Sidewalks In The Wedgewood Neighborhood Last Month. Your Support Makes It Possible.

Capacity Building:

We Dare To Care & Take It To The Next Level

Our Focus: Building Community's Capacity From Within 

Dear Family,

Recently, in an exclusive interview with Face the Nation, Condoleeza Rice stated, “Education is not a shield against prejudice, but it gives people a fighting chance.”  As the newly appointed director of education initiatives, I am humbled to be a small part of such a grand vision of giving underrepresented families in Columbus tools for a fighting chance.

Our organizational response to COVID 19 was swift and intentional.  Through careful planning and unwavering volunteers, we were able to convert our literacy program to an online format that kept the students engaged and reading!  Just this past week, Reading Warriors celebrated their 8th week online and achievement awards were delivered to participating students.  Under MY Wing is an extension of the literacy program that was also a response to the urgency of keeping our students on the path of academic success.  This mentorship program provides career exploration and college readiness through intimate meetings with local professionals and college students.  Students can see their potential to be successful in the diverse pool of professionals that are so excited to share with them.  The first career we will explore is Journalism, and we will be joined by Adora Namigadde, a reporter at WOSU covering the demonstrations and Clare Roth, the host of All Things Considered on weekdays where she taps into the community with daily interviews.  

Continuing education opportunities is our way of letting our staff and volunteers know that we value their investment in us.  We share that investment with them by offering volunteer training webinars.  DARE to CARE is a professional capacity building training scheduled for June 14th, 10 am-5 pm.  Critical topics like Building community’s capacity from within, why my project is USA, language equity, and trauma-informed care training are on the agenda. 

The call for positive social change is louder than it has been in quite some time.  We are answering the call and humbled to have you with us.  

Please support these initiatives through your donation today at the BigGive. 

In Solidarity with Youth & Families, 

Dorothy Hassan
Director Education, MY Project USA
Help Us Build The Capacity of Our Community

MY Family Pantry Served 948 Individuals On Saturday

212 Families of 416 Children Received Fresh Produce & More

This week at MyFamilyPantry we served 212 families between 8am and 12pm. Altogether we served up to 948 individuals. 416 of which are children. We served fresh watermelon, tomatoes apples, grapes and potatoes. Alongside the produce each family received 10lb of split peas, 2lb of rice and 2lb of dried plums.

Thanks so much to all our volunteers. If you would like to be a part of our neighbors feeding neighbors volunteer team . Please use the link below to sign up. Thanks in advance and we’ll see you at Pantry!
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Rent & Utilities Support Available From COVID-19 Emergency Funds


MY Family Pantry Is Serving About 300 Families Weekly - It's A Drive-Through Pantry Now


We have been working very hard in securing grants and building collaboration with other partners to help our clients. Thanks to The Columbus Foundation, United Way of Central Ohio, and IMPACT Community Action, we are now able to help more of our families with their rent and utilities. If you or someone you know needs help, please ask them to contact us at 614-905-0977 or helpadmin@myprojectusa.org
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MY Deah's store

Due To Recent Break Ins, MY Deah's Store Remains Closed Until Further Notice 

8 Locations In Columbus To Drop Off Donations - Truck Pick Up Available For Large Donations


You can now drop off your donations of new and gently used clothes, shoes books, toys and other small non-breakable items in a donation box near you. These location Include: 

Noor Islamic Cultural Center -  5001 Wilcox Rd. Dublin 43016
Masjid Omar Ibn El-Khattab -  580 Riverview Dr, Columbus, OH 43202
Masjid Nimrah - 4501 Refugee Rd, Columbus, OH 43232
MAS Youth Center - 4615 Northtowne Blvd, Columbus, OH. 43229
Turkish American Society of Ohio (TASO) - 2885 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
Ahlul Bayt Society - 2580 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
The First Congregational Church - 444 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Quick & Easy Mart -  4197 Cleveland Ave. Columbus
MY Deah's Store - 3036 Sullivant Ave., Columbus, OH 43204 - During Business Hours Only
MY Deah's Warehouse - 4004 Fondorf Dr. Columbus, OH 43228

We are looking for more locations. If interested in helping us or have any other question, please contact us at info@myprojectusa.org.
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