Monday, August 16, 2010
Zakat Foundation & its Partners Provide Daily Dinner for Hundreds
(Bridgeview, IL 8/16/2010) The Zakat Foundation (ZF), an international charity organization based in Chicago, Illinois, with support from Bridgeview's Mosque Foundation and volunteers from the Chicagoland area are providing daily iftar-dinners for approximately 250 to 300 people per day at six Chicago-land mosques during the entire month of Ramadan. This is the fifth Ramadan during which Zakat Foundation and its partners have provided daily iftars-dinners at local mosques.
"It is a good opportunity for Muslims to share the blessings of Ramadan while strengthening the bond between neighbors," says Social Service Director, Sheryl B. In Islamic tradition, the Prophet Muhammad is to have said that the one who goes to bed while his neighbor is hungry is not a true Muslim.
Zakat Foundation will also sponsor iftar-dinners in New York, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Nevada, California, Michigan and Minnesota during the holy month of Ramadan.
Apart from these local efforts, Zakat Foundation and its partners also provide hot meals and food packages to people across the world. Due to emergency conditions, flood victims in Pakistan are given additional meals this year. Donors were able to provide for families from Bangladesh and Chechnya to Indonesia and the United States.
The Zakat Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the internal Revenue Code. All donations to Zakat Foundation are tax exempt and our Tax ID is 36-44 76244.
The Zakat Foundation, in operation since November 2001, runs both domestic and international projects, and fosters charitable giving to offer relief, education, and development to those in need. For more information, visit www.zakat.org or call 1-888-ZAKAT-US.