Social & Welfare

The Social and Welfare Committee is responsible for providing programs and services to enhance living conditions of Muslims in adverse circumstances.

It manages the collection of Zakat and Sadaqah and makes sure that they are disbursed (according to the Islamic rules) to the needy people within the community including refugees, and also internationally, especially during times of crisis.

Within its charter to aid the local and international community the Social & Welfare Committee also provides social services to help organize certain services such as Iftar during the month of Ramadan, Toys Drive at the time of Eid-ul- Fitr for the children of needy and refugees and Udhiyah/Qurbani at the time of Eid-ul- Adha.

With the blessings of Allah (SWT) the Social & Welfare Committee is able to help the needy including refugees using Sadaqah (Needy) funds, and those who qualify, with Zakat funds donated by the community.

Additionally, there are special fund drives to help victims of natural disasters and famine such as floods and earthquakes. Funds are also collected for the daily Iftar at Ramadan time.

May Allah reward you all. Please continue to donate generously to help your brothers and sisters in need. And remember to make duwa for those in need and all the volunteers and staff.

Services

The Social & Welfare Committee provides the following services:

Financial Aid Services
Food Pantry Services
Refugee and Needy Support Services
Family Support Services
Domestic Violence & Abuse referral
Daily Iftar during the month of Ramadan and Suhoor during last 10 nights
Udhiya / Qurbani coordination Services
Fidya


Guidelines & Policies

Financial Aid Policy
Food Pantry Guidelines
Guidelines for Donating Goods
Volunteer Guidelines and Safety Rules


Forms

Application for Financial Aid
Volunteer Sign-up Form


Volunteers

Without the help of Allah (swt) and the generosity of the community, this committee would not be able to function. There is always a need for active volunteers.

There are two ways you could participate and contribute to the welfare of the community:

1. Become a Social & Welfare Community Volunteer

Our community has grown, and there are many seeking help in these very difficult times. You will have the opportunity of working directly and closely with the community members in helping them with many different ways - helping newcomers get settled, providing transportation, helping get food to those who need it, working with families in difficult circumstances and desperately in need of financial support.

You can sign-up by downloading and filling out the Volunteer Sign-up Form

The Social & Welfare Committee is run primarily by volunteers. Anyone who has received Financial Assistance or any other form of help like Food Pantry or Refugee Support through Social & Welfare Committee is not eligible to join Social & Welfare Committee to be a volunteer/staff member on the Committee for a period of 2 years from the date of receiving assistance. All requests/applications to volunteer with Social & Welfare Committee are reviewed by the Committee and it is the Committees decision to accept or deny such requests.

2. Join the IAR Social & Welfare Committee Support Group (SWSG)

This Support Group (SWSG) is used to inform the community of the "special"; Social & Welfare programs and also to disseminate information on a regular basis on Social & Welfare Committee activities such as Udhiya collection, fund drives for the Daily Iftar or for disaster areas, update on the Zakat-ul- Fitr or Fidya amounts, etc.

Social & Welfare Committee will also send emails to this list from time to time to request help and support in areas such as furniture donations for a new refugee or specific foods needed in the Food Pantry etc. You could choose to help, or forward the email to others who you know may wish to help. Names on this distribution list stay anonymous.

If you wish to join this Support Group SWSG, please send an email to Sr. Manal Dahnoun at manal_dahnoun@yahoo.com and request to join the SWSG



Contact Information

Email: swcommittee@islam1.org

Phone: 919- 834-9572 ext 1338