ICNA Relief is the social services department of Islamic Circle of North America. We are a humanitarian relief and development organization responding to human sufferings in emergency and disaster situations through America. Our mission is to strengthen the bond of humanity by serving all those in need, with special focus on our neighborhoods where ICNA Relief programs exist.
In addition to providing humanitarian aid to Muslims, we are actively establishing services for the needy in poor neighborhoods through out the city. In Chicago, for decades we have done meat collection and distribution on the event of Eid, we call this program Abrahams Day. We have provided over half a million dollars in financial assistance to needy Muslims through out Chicago land area. For past three years we have been actively conducting Feed the Hungry drives multiple times a year serving the community with a special focus on providing year round refugee assistance for to over 150 families around Chicago.
In early 2009 we launched our Thrift Store and Food Pantry in Villa Park, catering to the underserved community walking distance from the store. This also serves as a launching pad for our various Food Drives and campaigns conducted through out the year.(Thrift Store Details)
We believe in a helping hand, not a handout, which creates conditions in which people can actively participate in the development process.
Current ICNA Relief Chicago Activities:
Domestic Violence Shelter(New!)
Refugee Initiatives Thrift Store(Villa Park)
Two Food Pantries Zakat Collection & distribution
Abrahams Meat Drive Food Drive
Winter Clothing Drive Eid Toy Drive
School Back Drive Ramadan Food Basket
Fitra program ESL Classes
Parenting Workshops Career Development
ICNA Relief National: www.icnarelief.org