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MY Project USA Beyond COVID-19

$100,000 Fundraising Challenge In Next 60 Days - Can We Meet It?

In a nutshell, we need to raise $100,000 in the next 60 days to sustain the organization. We need all hands on the deck right now. Following are different ways that you can help.

1. Donate whatever you can, as many time as you can

2. Become a Fundraising Captain: Set a fundraising goal for yourself and raise that amount from your family and friends. I can help you with different tools.

3. Help Us With Our Online Fundraiser On May 9th: Guest Invites, Phone Calls, Pledges and more

4. Help Us With Organizing Virtual Fundraisers Within Your Mosque & Church Communities. 

5. Phone Banking & Post Cards Drive

6. Graphic Designing & Campaign Making

7. Anything Else That You Could Offer.

If you can do any of this, please consider filling this form to officially joining our Fundraising Committee

Please Click Here to Donate on Facebook. 
Those of you who are not on Facebook can directly
Donate on our Website. On Website, please choose "General Funds" option. 
Checks could also be mailed to MY Project USA. 
Mailing Address: PO Box, 1311, Hilliard OH 43026In Solidarity with Youth & Families, 
You can also Chase Quick Pay us using our email address:

I ask Allah almighty to accept this organization from all of us as a act of sincere charity. May He strengthen us with more resources, funds and community's support. Ameen

In Solidarity With Youth & Families,

Zerqa Abid, 
Founder & Executive Director
MY Project USA
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Please Join us for an inspiring interfaith Ramadan Event Saturday, May 9th at 12:00 pm. 

This will be a special kind of gathering of our Muslim and Non-Muslim partners and friends from across the country. We will be sharing our faith experiences in the COVID-19 era and will be raising money to support MY Project USA's various initiatives uplifting youth and families within the under-served communities. 

More info coming soon. 

NBC4 News Covers Our Struggle In Finding Rice, Flour, Sugar and other Dry Staples For This Ramadan Pantry

Bulk Purchase of Dry Staples Has been A Challenge During COVID-19 Pandemic

A big shout out to awesome Shawn Lanier of NBC4 for covering our story about food search in preparation of Ramadan.

Kudos to Zerqa Abid, Aden Mohamed & Jon Galasso for staying on top of arranging, ordering, packing and distributing food and essentials to our families in need through this pandemic.

Special Thanks to Sandra Osman and Shabbar Abbas for helping us with bulk purchases of rice and flour last week.

COVID-19 Impacts Our Iftar Kitchen and Ramadan Pantry This Year

Fewer Hot Meals & More Dry Staples Will Be Distributed This Ramadan

$7/ Iftar Meal - will include dates, baked chicken with Afghan Pulao or chicken Biryani enough for two people.

Nutritious Hot Meals for the Elderly & Disabled Muslims in Columbus who can't cook food for themselves

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, we are changing the format of our popular MY Iftar Kitchen this year. To avoid any possible transfer of Coronoavirus to our clients, we have contracted with two restaurants this year. They will pack and deliver food to the target neighborhood. Our team will pass the food door to door to the identified individuals.

We are providing more dry staples & fresh produce to all other eligible families so they can cook food in their own homes and stay safe. Each of those families will receive a box of dates also in the beginning of Ramadan. Donors are welcome to send their gifts here or on our website.

We are Zakat Eligible and Tax Deductible.

Donate on Facebook or Donate on our Website 
Book Meals On Your Behalf Now

Our Response To COVID 19: Educate. Feed. Connect. Support 

Stay Home & Let Us Serve You!

Food, Housing, Utilities & Cash Assistance for up to $30,000 has been distributed to 1000 Plus Families In 30 Days

Extended Community Outreach & Awareness Campaign In Maay Maay Dialect For Somali Bantu Community

Columbus Stay Safe from Corona - Information  in Maay Maay Dialect For Somali Bantu Community 

Columbus Police Officer Taylor, Our Community Coordinator, Aden Mohamed and our Founder & Executive Director Zerqa Abid explaining to our Somali Bantu community members about how to stay safe from Corona.

Please share with elderly and new immigrants who might not understand the English versions fully.

If you need help please call us at 614-905-0977

Somali Bantu to speak Maay Maay- 614-615-0061.

Columbus Stay Safe from Corona - Information in Urdu

Columbus Stay Safe from Corona - Information in Arabic

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5-Year Report: Our Story


Have You Seen Our Five Year Report? 

It Documents An Amazing Story Of Compassion, Professionalism, Service, Advocacy & Activism 

Together We Have Passed More Than 2.5 Million Meals & Snacks To More Than 114,000 Individuals

We are humbled and proud at the release of our Five Year Report. It's truly heartwarming to see how much has been done in such a little time with so few resources. May Allah taala reward each and every individual who has contributed in any way to any of our initiative. Ameen.

This is a 20-page report highlighting our contribution in the following areas:
Food Insecurity
Civic Engagement
Environment Protection
Helpline: Uplifting Families in Need
Youth Development
Education & Literacy
Sports & Recreation
Job Training & Entrepreneurship
Awards & Recognition

It also gives good picture of our financial situation. How much we received from our donors/partners and how we invested it back in the community. Please download it and take your time to read this excellent report. Please share with others as well.

Last month, a printed copy of the report was mailed to all 2019 donors along with their 2019 end of the year statement. More copies are available at request. Please request your copy at

All of this was only possible due to financial support of our donors and tireless work of our board members, staff and hndreds of volunteers. We thank all of you. Please continue supporting us through your donation and participation. Together we can keep protecting and empowering more youth and families. 
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MY Deah's store

Due To COVID 19 Pandemic, MY Deah's Store Has Been Closed Until Further Notice 

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
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