In 2016, MY Project USA Became a Beacon of Hope for Hundreds of Youth & Families
Thank You for Joining this Amazing Caravan!
Dear friend, Assalamu alaikum,
In October 2014, I incorporated MY Project USA, had set its goals and wrote a 19-page, 5-year plan for the organization before inviting anyone else to join me. We launched the project in public in March, 2015.
Fast forward 20 months, I am pleased to assure you that the focus, planning, persistence and constant connection with the Lord of the Universe, Allah SWT, does pay back. I am humbled by your presence and contribution to the project.
Together, What We Have Achieved is Unprecedented & Inspiring!!!
As we are compiling our 2016 Report, I am in complete awe of Allah's grace and your generosity and support toward MY Project USA. Just in last 10 days, we have passed enough food to prepare about 10,000 meals for about 200 families. This is in addition to so many other things that we have achieved in last 20 months.
In 2015- 16, We Built a Team and a System to take care of urgent and basic needs of the at-risk and in-need-of-help community.
Launched Muslims Against Human Trafficking initiative
Launched 12 Community Service Projects
Served 40,000+ Meals & Snacks (cooked & uncooked) in low-income neighborhoods
Distributed 6000+ Toys, Eid Gifts, Coats, Dresses, Dental Supplies, etc.
Empowered 200+ Muslim Youth Leaders through various trainings and programs
Recruited 1000+ Volunteers & Youth Activists to address various issues
Contributed 27,000+ Community Service Hours
Established MY Soup Kitchen & MY Family Pantry
Created Job Opportunities & Entrepreneurship Trainings in different fields
Opened MY Deah's store to provide clothing and household items
Launched MY Wedgewood Project
Partnered with the University of Michigan for Research
Engaged & Educated Thousands of Community Members
In 2017, We will Create more Teams and Systems to Focus on Economic & Social Development of the Community:
Job Trainings & Employments
Parents Support & Empowerment
Youth Leadership Development
Going forward, after Allah SWT, we place our trust in YOU. We are confident that after seeing our incredible results, you will not only support us but will also reach out to your family and friends. We hope that together, we would be able to raise enough money to support our new and old initiatives, inshaAllah.
Please donate generously now and forward this email to everyone in your network.
May Allah's blessings be with you and your family.
In Solidarity with Youth & Families,
Founder & Executive Dirctor
MY Project USA
MY Family Pantry Passed 10,000+ Healthy Meals & Snacks in 10 Days
You Can Help Us Continue Feeding the Needy This Winter - Adopt A Family Now
MY Family Pantry served 738 people on December 17, 2016 - Thanks You for your support.
Thanks to Sr. Dorothy Hassan, MY Family Pantry Director, her pantry core team and our donors, the pantry has become a successful program at MY Deah's. This pantry plays a crucial role in saving our children from drug dealers and pimps that prey upon hungry children more often. Since we use Pantry Trackersoftware, it allows us to get more accurate numbers to understand the population we serve. Following are the numbers for the last two pantry days combined.
Approximate # meals & snacks distributed in December: 10,000 plus
Families without Children- 20
Families with Children -181
1-3 members 39
4-6 members 60
7+ members 102
We are truly humbled by this experience. We hope that our community would continue to support this initiative. Please take five minutes in checking our Launch Good Campaign and ask your friends and family members to help us sustain this project.
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MY Project USA on Channel abc6 with Kurt Ludlow
Local Muslims Dealing with Fears, Misunderstanding
"COLUMBUS (WSYX/WTTE) — The results of the presidential election showed a great divide in this country. Many ethnic groups are concerned about what could happen to them.
'Columbus has been really great and diverse and everything, but there are definitely concerns growing,' said Zerqa Abid.
We sat down with four Muslim women. All of them are from central Ohio. And all of them are worried."
Click below to see the full report.
Sr. Zerqa Abid and other community members were interviewed by Kurt Ludlow.
We are excited to announce the start of the MY Wedgewood Project!
MY Wedgewood Project- Strong Family, Stronger Community
Feed to Empower A Community
We have rented the community meeting room at the Wedgewood Village Apartment's office. Each Saturday, we will be offering different classes, workshops and activities to various segments of the community that would help these moms and dads, boys and girls, old and young in their paths to have a successful, prosperous life. This would help them in their fight against pimps, drug dealers and other criminals in their neighborhood.
These workshops are free for attendees. All attendees would be served with the restaurant style dinners provided by the MY Soup Kitchen volunteers. This would be a great incentive itself for many people to join any meeting/training/activity.
We need your support now more than ever before. PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY and share with others, insha'Allah.