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Board Updates: 

MY Project USA's Board Director Adam Miller Won Second Term As State Representative In Election 2018

Board Member Russell Harris Also Ran For State Representative
Congratulations to our Board Director, Mr. Adam Miller for his landslide victory in the Midterm election on Tuesday night. This will be his second term of representing Ohio District 17 in the State House. This district includes the main Hilltop area, Wedgewood community, and the Sullivant Avenue toward Franklinton. This is a challenging neighborhood with a lot of serious issues. In the past two years, Mr. Miller has helped several local organizations including ours through his pro-bono services and other resources to uplift the district in so many ways. We wish Mr. Miller all the best in his second term.

Another Board Director and the Chair of our Soccer Advisory Board, Mr. Russell Harris also ran for the seat of State Representative of District 23. This was one of the most gerrymandered districts in Franklin County that included parts of Hilliard, Galloway, and Grove City. Unfortunately, Mr. Harris did not win this election and after seeing the results of the statewide elections, he thinks it is a blessing. He could continue investing in his districts and beyond in the programs like Wedgewood Soccer and more without getting trapped into a statehouse led by the opposite party. We congratulate him for his courage and leadership. We are super grateful for his presence and tireless work at MY Project USA in building our soccer program that aims to serve 500 or more kids by next year.  
 
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Youth Development:

Hilltop Tigers U 13 Won The Championship At The Mid Ohio Select Soccer League Tournament

Columbus City Council Celebrates With Us - You Can Too

Our Hilltop Tigers U13 team from Wedgewood Village has won the championship in the Mid Ohio Select Soccer League this season. Fifty kids from Wedgewood played in 4 different teams in the MOSSL this season. All teams played phenomenal games. We are so very proud of each one of these kids. The entire community is thrilled by this great achievement and positive development in their community. 

In collaboration with the Councilmember Elizabeth Brown's office and the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, we are organizing an event to celebrate the wonderful performance of our teams. All players will be presented with certificates and medallions by the Columbus City Councilmembers at this occasion. 

This event would be held at the Westgate Community Recreation Center on Wednesday Nov. 14th at 5:00 pm. 
If you are in Columbus, please come Over. Your presence will mean a lot to our youth and families. 
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Dayton Parents To Lay the Foundation of Their Parenting Village


Positive Parents Networking & Planning Meeting This Week

MY Project USA, Dayton Mercy Society and Islamic Society of Greater Dayton have joined hands to empower their parents with skills and resources that are needed to protect and empower our children in this era.

Our first meeting is tomorrow. This meeting is for parents that are willing to be a part of a dynamic team of parents willing to create a dynamic space for all children in the community. In this meeting we will lay foundation of a Parenting Village for and by Dayton Muslim Parents. 

Join us on Friday, Nov. 9th for a Discussion & Strategic Planning Session To Foster Strong Youth & Families. We will do a SWOT Analyses of our community and will come up with a plan that might help us becoming better parents than what we are right now. 

Together we can Protect & Empower Our Children.
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MY Deah's Garage Sale - Awesome Items - Cheaper Prices

MY Deah's Garage Sale is another opportunity for you to support underprivileged youth and families in Columbus. All money goes back to support the community. 

We serve Refugees, Homeless, Domestic Violence and Trafficking Victims and many other types of Needy People by addressing their basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, public benefits, health care, housing, employment and youth protection and empowerment. 

You can support us by donating new or gently used items for this sale by Friday, November 16th, 12:00 pm. 

Featured Items: Furniture, Fixtures, Appliances, Bicycles, Household & Decorative Items, New & Used Clothing & Jewelry & more!

Question & Answers: Please contact Mr. Bill Huffman at 614-905-0977 l admin@myprojectusa.org
MY Deah's store
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Client Services:

MY Project USA Partners With Columbus Legal Aid Society & Buckey Ranch

MY Family Pantry to offer Case Management & Referrals To All Clients

We are super excited to announce that a few interns at MY Project USA are being trained by the Legal Aid Society of Columbus and Buckeye Ranch  to help as Intern Case Workers and Resource Guide for our clients at MY Family Pantry. 

Through this program we are hoping to help hundreds of families in several areas including housing, eviction cases, health benefits, education, tax returns issues, immigration issues, discrimination, mental health resources including  help with parenting, trauma issues and many many more. 

Currently we are accepting resumes for the interns. Please contact our Pantry Client Relations Director, Bayan Shalash if you need more information. 
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MY Family Pantry Updates: 

About 20,000 Meals & Snacks Distributed to 106 Families

334 Children,  178 Adults and  23 Seniors Were Served Last Weekend

By the Grace of God, we were able to serve more than 500 individuals through our  food pantry past weekend again. 

My Family Pantry serve fresh produce and other food items on Saturday mornings at MY Deah's thrift store at Sullivant Avenue. We serve a very diverse population that includes homeless, victims of trafficking or violence, refugees and other low-income families and individuals. This pantry is a joint venture of My Project USA and the Mid Ohio Food Bank. It is run hundred percent by youth volunteers that take pride in running a very professional program for almost two years. Kudos to our Pantry Director Farida Eid and the entire Executive Committee. 

We thank Somali Students' Association at The Ohio State University for joining us this past weekend! A huge thank you to the volunteers who helped out with distributing produce on Saturday: Omar Dahshi, Bayan Shalash, Gloria Alderete, Heba Raslan, Muna Mohamoud, Sami Sultan, Naim Abubaker, Ayoub Abubaker, Safa Mohamed, Asha Ahmed, Asha Mohamud, Basel Abdel-Rahman, Omar Alossehy, Maryam Habul, Momina Tashfeen, Safia Mateen, Zeenet Ahmed , Hana Eid, Fatuma `Kadir, Abdinajib Liban, Maryan Aden, Nadine Abdel-Rahman, Najma Mohamud, Rahaf Shalash, Atheer Shalash, Safiya Mohamoud, Idris Ibrahim, Minhaj Jabeer, Fathima Jabeer,  and Hassan Nusairat. 

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MY Family Pantry Executive Committee & the volunteers with the Somali Student Associations Volunteers at the My Family Pantry on November 3rd, 2018
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