The annual 'Day of Dignity' organized by Muslim organizations and other community partners served 650 individuals in Kalamazoo last Saturday. They received items such as sweatshirts, underwear and socks to hot sandwiches and fresh fruit to personal hygiene kits.
It was the fourth year in a row that the event, funded by Islamic Relief USA and hosted by several area Muslim organizations, was put on in the city.Last year the PRI covered the event with a video to showcase the event. You can watch the video below or at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRVF7YQvOao
“It’s a chance for us to give back to our community,” said Zarinah El-Amin Naeem, co-coordinator of the event. “Sharing your wealth with those in need is an obligation we all have.”
Christina Carswell was surrounded by her godchildren, cousins and nieces, bags of notebooks, mittens and other goods set in a pile by a statue of King in the center of the park.
“For those who can’t afford these things this year, this really helps,” she said. “It’s the little things that count.”
Read the full article on mlive at: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2010/09/kalamazoo_area_muslim_organiza.html