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COVID 19 Response Center:

#BetterTogether Resource Coalition

Protecting & Empowering Against COVID 19

Hand Sanitizers & Trash Bags Available Now

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Dear Family,

The well being of our local community has always been our priority and it shows in the type and intensity of the initiatives we have been offering since the beginning. Now we are going the extra step of creating a coalition of big and small entities called the #BetterTogether Resources Coalition.

Under this initiative, we are inviting all community organizations, businesses and leaders to join hands with us as we take care of the PPE needs of our most vulnerable community members in the Central Ohio area. We are offering our warehouse space and staff to help with the operations of this coalition.

Together, we will be standing by our community by distributing limited amounts of essential supplies to other local nonprofit and community groups of under-served families that cannot afford to have enough PPE supplies to stay safe and healthy during COVID 19 Pandemic.

The coalition partners names & logos will be listed on our coalition page, other relevant pages and social media posts.  The first partners are the Human Resources Chamber and the Amazon company.  

We  have created two forms, one for PPE donors and the second to request PPE. Any non-registered and registered entity can request and receive PPE from the available supplies any time. 

Thanks to a large donation from the Amazon, we are able to distribute a large number of Hand Sanitizers  and trash bags donations to the families in central Ohio. Please check our coalition page now and request supplies as needed. 

Together, God willing, we will save more lives and foster healthy, resilient families. We are #BetterTogether.

In Solidarity with Youth & Families, 

Zerqa Abid,
Founder & Executive Director
MY Project USA

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Capacity Building:

Pure Hearts & Good Intentions are Not Good Enough  

Our Dare To Care Volunteer Training Equipped 35 Volunteers with Better Mindset & Skills To Serve Our Youth & Families Better

Our volunteers are the reason that we can do what we do.  With about 60,000 logged volunteer hours among 700 registered volunteers, there is no denying that we depend on volunteers to believe in our vision enough to give of their time and expertise.  On June 14th, 2020 we gave back to our volunteers and staff by investing in their professional development.  

Our Dare to Care event was an all-day, online training residency open to all of our volunteers and staff. 

The success of those we serve and teach is very much linked to our mindset.  A total of 35 people are better prepared as they Dare to Care because pure hearts and good intentions are just not good enough!
Full Report & Pictures Here

Youth Development:

Reading Warriors Continue To Learn & Read 

Another great week with our Reading Warriors! This week, we read an article/interview about Ibtihaj Muhammad, an Olympic fencer, and talked about the significance of her work.  Great job to Gulled, Issa, and Ray for their reading!  We ended the program with a few games of hangman/skribbl with words from the article we read. Every Reading Warrior that guessed a word correctly got 25 points. These points can be saved up to earn more rewards!
 
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Capacity Building:

Thanks To The United Way of Central Ohio

Under My Wing Mentoring Program Continues to To Prepare More Youths For College & Job Places

Career Exploration Focused on Journalism & Law 

Under MY Wing is in week 3 of our program and we could not be happier with the progress that we have made. For our first zoom meeting, we discussed journalism with Adora Namigadde and Clare Roth of WOSU.

Our mentees were engaged and curious. Abdi, one mentee, asked our guests about how to push through life’s challenges like death of a loved one or disappointments. Clare’s response was genuine and vulnerable. This is what this mentorship space was created for.

Ibrahima Sow was our guest for our most recent second career exploration meeting. Even though our main topic was his profession, law, we also talked about the life of a Immigrant kid. The challenges, the hardship of being an immigrant kid in America were also being discussed.

Huge Thanks to the United Way of Central Ohio for their grant for the first 10 months of this program.
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Food Insecurity

MY Family Pantry Served 765 Individuals On Saturday
165 Families of 112 Children Received Fresh Produce & More

During this rainy week at the pantry we served 165 families which is 765 individuals 112 of whom are children. This week we served the families grapes, watermelon, pears, and apples as our produce. They were also given pinto beans, green beans, vegetable oil and pasta as our dry food items for the week.

Thanks so much to all our volunteers. If you would like to be a part of our neighbors feeding neighbors volunteer team . Please use the link below to sign up. Thanks in advance and we’ll see you at Pantry!
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MY Helpline: 

Rent & Utilities Support Available From COVID-19 Emergency Funds

We have been working very hard in securing grants and building collaboration with other partners to help our clients. Thanks to The Columbus Foundation, United Way of Central Ohio, and IMPACT Community Action, we are now able to help more of our families with their rent and utilities. If you or someone you know needs help, please ask them to contact us at 614-905-0977 or helpadmin@myprojectusa.org
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Hilltop Tigers in Action

Youth Development: 

The Hilltop Tigers Back In Action


On 06/11/20 Hilltop Tigers soccer team went back to training. The young superstars were super anxious to get back to playing. After having been away from playing for approximately 3 months. They contacted Coach Siyat week after week asking When they could return to regular play. They were super excited when it was announced that we might return to play. With modifications and new rules. Each player has their temperature checked before every training session. Every player is given a bottle of hand sanitizer ,Shirt and Personal face masks that they are required to bring to every session.

The new sessions consist of no contact passing , shooting , dribbling and agility training with social distancing rules enforced. Today's session included the U11- U16 teams. We are so excited that we can give them the opportunity to safely get back to the field. Where they can be creative and express themselves freely through the art of soccer. GO TIGERS! .
Full Report & More Pics
MY Deah's store

Due To Recent Break Ins, MY Deah's Store Remains Closed Until Further Notice 

8 Locations In Columbus 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

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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