Columbus Interfaith Iftar 2019 Uplifting Local Refugees, Orphans, Needy & Victims of Violence Through Food, Housing, Education, Employment & More.
Celebrating Social Justice Champions Amber Evans & Rubén Castella Herrera
At this iftar, we will be honoring the families of Amber Evans and Rubén Castilla Hererra, longtime friends and supporters of Islam and Muslim Community in Columbus.
We will also be raising money to uplift Hilltop youth and families and addressing human trafficking in Hilltop area. City Attorney, Zach Klein will be shedding light on the situation at the Sullivant Ave. This will be a kick off event in Columbus for our nationwide Ramadan fundraising campaign under our initiative "Muslims Against Human Trafficking" to address sex trafficking in Hilltop area and beyond. Ohio ranks fourth in human trafficking. This neighborhoods gets the 40% of sex trafficking in Columbus. This puts thousands of our children at a very high risk of drugs, gangs and sex trafficking on the west side of Columbus. Although we have been working on the prevention side for four years, this would be our first step toward intervention. We are working with Klein's office to identify and partner with other organizations who could help support our vision to help rescue and restore the victims of trafficking and addicts on Sullivant Ave. and around.
Early Bird Sale Ends on April 30th Table of 8: $240 ǀ Adult: $35 ǀ Student: $20 ǀ Child under 10: $10 ǀ Family Childcare: $25
Dinner With Dayton's Mayor Nan Whaley - Reschedule to September 14, 2019 Join Us As We Uplift Poor & Needy In Dayton While Addressing The Crimes - Help Us Build A Safer & Stronger Dayton
Due to some unavoidable, unfortunate circumstances, we have rescheduled MY Project USA Dayton Annual Dinner with Mayor Nan Whaley to September 14th. We hope everyone could join us then as well. We apologize any inconvenience it may have caused, but the good point is that by then more of our youth will be able to present about their initiatives in front of the Mayor at that time. We are so looking forward to a busy Ramadan and summer and a great event right in the beginning of the new school year. Please save the date now and book your seats now.
Trees Removed, Grounds Cleared, Waiting On AEP But Registration & Practices Begin
Thanks to Allah SWT for warmer weather, amazing allies like Columbus City Councilmember Elizabeth Brown and our Soccer Program Chair, Russ Harris, the Wedgewood soccer field is almost ready and the registration has begun, Starting this week, we will be present on the field every day.
On March 31st, we had a blast. Besides some factual mistakes. ABC 6 News did a decent coverage of the event. Please check it out, but remembers that MY Project USA was not started two years ago in response to the shootings and homicides in Wedgewood, instead we started in 2015 and had adopted Wedgewood as our pilot neighborhood from the very beginning. Also Sr. Zerqa Abid is not a resident at the Wedgewood, but she sure does spend a lot of time there and has literally become a mom-figure to many kids in that community. She thinks it is actually cool that the reporters couldn't distinguish that. It speaks volumes about the integrity and depth of our work in Wedgewood. Last but not least, we are not claiming that the drugs are gone. Instead the drugs, crimes and violence have gone down. We love the incredible story of Wedgewood.
We need help with food and labor. Please sign up now. As always, you can also help My Project USA continue to serve the Wedgewood community by Donating Online at MYProjectUSA.org