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On Saturday Oct. 15th, MFS was a part of IAGD Mosque's Career Exploration Fair for high school and college students.
The event had an an incredible turnout — more than a hundred high schoolers and college students attended to explore various careers they could potentially study and find a career in. In addition, over 60 professionals and experts were at the fair to answer the many questions youth have about careers they are interested in.
Staff members Irum Ibrahim and Tanjin Ahamed shared important information about MFS and the many services that the non-profit organization offers. Ibrahim and Ahamed also touched on what it entails to work for a non-profit, including the variety of majors and backgrounds a staff team usually consists of.
Volunteer and internship opportunities were also given. If you missed the career fair and would like to sign-up to volunteer or intern with MFS, please fill out the following forms.
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On Friday, Sept. 30, Muslim Family Services' food pantry had its grand opening in Ypsilanti, in collaboration with Masjid Ibrahim. Clients were offered an assortment of gourmet bagels, breads, eggs, meat, cheese, yogurt, bags filled with canned foods and cereal, cleaning utensils (paper towel, toilet paper, windex, etc.), baby food, and much more. The food pantry was open for the community from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is open every fourth Friday of each month.
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Alhamdulilah, MFS received a generous donation from Robert Bassam at Eastern Motors: a 14-passenger van primarily to serve the needs of refugees in Michigan. The van will also be used for MFS's future senior citizens' day center (Majma Tarweeh), the Sakinah House, and our food pantries from Detroit to Ypsilanti. Other miscellaneous and emergency financial assistance will also be catered to, on an as-need basis.