Muslim Family Services Detroit

It's that time of year again!!  School is just around the corner, and we at Muslim Family Services, a Division of ICNA Relief, have started our Back 2 School Giveaway 2017! We have been distributing backpacks to underserved communities alongside ICNA Michigan. We have visited so many locations this month and the smiles of the children have made it all worthwhile! Thank you to all of our volunteers and donors for making this program possible. Our locations included multiple stops in Flint, Detroit, and Ypsilanti.  It's not how much we give, but how much LOVE we put into giving.  Thanks to everyone for making this program a success!

 

 

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On Saturday, July 8th, MFS/ICNA Relief Team collaborated with Muslim Enrichment Program (MEP) in hosting an Eid Carnival in Dearborn, MI. New Muslims, refugees, and community members were invited to help build strong relationships with each other. Thank you to all those who helped make this event a success.

The event was free of cost and was open to all.  The guests were served with chicken BBQ, hotdogs, rice, baked chicken, watermelons, chips, and cotton candy! Several different activities were in session throughout the entire event. Children were welcomed to jump in the bouncy house, play bean bag toss, and get their face painted.

All of the guests, young and old, had the opportunity to make friends and experience new activities, allowing them to build new relationships. The goal of this event was to show love and give the new Muslims, refugees, and others the opportunity to celebrate Eid in a different way together. 

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MFS helped many new clients this Ramadan/Eid with the help of the Zakat fund.  The families showed thier gratitude with big smiles and words of thanks for helping them out during the holiday season. Thank you to all of the donors who made this year's Zakat distribution possible! 

 

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On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017, MFS hosted a Community Iftar dinner at IONA in Warren, MI.  This dinner was for new Muslims, refugees, and the community members.  Food was served directly after Magharib prayer to the delight of the crowd.  Pizza was a hit with the children, while the adults enjoyed declious main entrees of chicken, rice, salad, hummus, and various appetizers and desserts.  It was a blessed night filled with good food, fidget spinners for the children, donated food boxes from Life USA, and even a TV raffle for the adults!  MFS also distributed Zakat checks to the families in need.  Thanks to all of the efforts from our volunteers and the community members for making this event possible.  A special thanks to Life USA for donating and distributing 150 food boxes for the Muslim families during the month of Ramadan.

 

Thank you to Sr Nadia Hamad for taking the beautiful pictures.

 

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ICNA/MFS celebrated Eid by distributing gifts and toys at Masjid Salam in Detroit.  The kids were super excited to have a fun toy to play with on Eid!  Thank you to all the communities who contributed to making this Eid enjoyable for te less fortunate families.

 

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**Pictures Taken By: ICNA Michigan