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Dear Community, 

Columbus Muslim Youth Townhall  is today at 3 pm. Jasmin, Siyat and others are looking forward to meet with moms/dads,sister/brothers, neighbors and friends who would care for them and other at-risk youth that need help, protection, shelter, love and peace right here in Columbus. If you are one of those compassionate individuals, then please come over along with your family and friends. Your taking 2 hours out for them will make a lifetime impact on them, especially on Jasmin who is struggling very hard to become a better Muslim, a successful, productive citizen.

We have invited all major mosques and Muslim organizations to this townhall. We are hoping that all of them will appreciate the importance of the event and will send at least one representative to take notes and to speak on their behalf. We are on a mission of uniting our community behind our vulnerable youth and their families.

Please register yourself now and come over for this historic, one of its kind event in Columbus.
Parking is also Free. We will provide with the Parking passes.

In Solidarity with Youth and Families, 

Zerqa Abid
Founder & Executive Director
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Providing Food, Clothing, Housing, Safety, Advocacy, Legal Aid, Youth & Adult Education & More Services On Weekly Basis


Your Continued Support Help Us Continue Empowering Them Through This winter
MY Project USA is at a serious all time low cash flow crises. We need your help. 
Here is a Facebook Fundraiser. More Ways to Donate: Please donate generously and share it with others. Your donations will help us continue making a difference in the lives of hundreds of people on weekly basis.
Help Us Keep Our Lights & Heat On This Winter

Jasmin Osman Needs Your Urgent Attention

 

Help Us Save & Empower A Young Bright Woman - A Survivor of Family and Institutional Violence At  A Quran School in Somalia

Check Out Jasmin Osman's Full Story on Columbus Monthly's Website 

"She risked life and limb fleeing an abusive Somali boarding school for wayward Muslim women and girls. But when Jasmin Osman returned home to Columbus, she did something just as courageous: She told her story.

Friday was the day Jasmin Osman chose for her escape. A Friday would be best, she remembers thinking, because it was the day off for the more agile of the two female guards at Daarul Rayxaan, the abusive “boarding school” in Hargeisa, Somaliland, where Jasmin, then 19, had been imprisoned for more than seven months. The other woman was overweight, and Jasmin figured she could outrun her. Early in the morning, the two male guards would still be sleeping. And on this Friday, unlike so many others, Jasmin was allowed to sleep without her legs chained together."

Columbus Monthly has now published Jasmin's Osman story online also. Please take your time to understand the plight of our struggling youth and parents within the Muslim community.

Please read more about Jasmin and Nijma on Zerqa Abid's blog here. 

Please help us get them back on her feet. 
You can donate on Facebook. Facebook does not charge any fee for credit card processing so al of your money comes to us. 

If donating on our website, please select Survivors Empowerment Fund. Check our website for more ways to donate. 

 

"One of the things that disturbed me the most," Zerqa Abid noted in the earlier days of MY Project USA,  "was the fact that so many moms at the last MY Eid Goodwill Bazaar were trying to fit any type of coat on their children. A mother of a ten year old boy almost bought an extra large woman's blazer for him. The boy heard me saying that it was a women's blazer. He refused to keep it on. That made his mom super sad. I promised her that we will be back with winter supplies later." 

Weather has already been cold in many states. We ask our communities across the county to organize winter clothes drive to homeless and needy within their communities.  We are talking about several thousands of kids in our neighborhoods who won't have something appropriate to wear this season. The season has already been cold. See if you could get a boot, a coat and proper sized gloves to as many kids as possible this year. 

MY Project USA will be distributing our supplies on the east and westsides of Columbus. You can put your donations in our donation collection boxes across the city and in Dayton. 

Please share with your friends. You can also send your donations to support our drive.  May Allah SWT make it a warm winter for all.
MY Deah's store

MY Deah's Store New Drop Off Locations & Winter Hours 

10 Locations In Columbus & 2 Locations in Dayton 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
Dayton Mercy Society
2277 Maue Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Osman Gazi Mosque
1508 Valley St, Dayton, OH 45404

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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MWF  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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