New York: What if the low-income families and disadvantaged communities living in United States are worried about school supplies for their children on the eve of new academic session in September, ICNA-Relief – the largest Muslim charity organization is there to heal their financial woes to greater extent by providing them free backpacks with supplies.
For the past ten years, the ICNA-Relief under this “Back2School” program has distributed around 50,000 school bags with supplies to low-income families across the United States.
The first program of this series was held in New York recently. For this mega event, ICNA-Relief in collaboration with the Nassau County Asian American Affairs organized a very wonderful and memorable program for the needy families at Cradle of Aviation Museum.
Despite the intense heat, hundreds of families participated in this program, not only school bags were distributed, but also a colorful show was staged, where in great things of interest to children such as video games and much more were presented.
Ice cream distributed free of cost to the children and their parents who enjoyed the cold ice cream, amid scorching heat.
On the other hand, hot popcorn and cotton candy also attracted the attention of children in hot weather.
A medical camp was set up under the supervision of Dr. Mushahid Farooqui, where the visitors got their blood pressure, sugar etc. tested, free of cost.
On this occasion, medical aid was also given to the person who fainted due to extreme heat.
The special feature of this program was that it was made free for children and parents by the Nassau County Museum of Aviation.
Taking advantage of this opportunity, children and adults not only got to know about the history of aviation, but also got a close look at the fighter and passenger planes and also enjoyed the cockpit.
On this occasion, ICNA-Relief officials thanked the Nassau County Asian Affairs Committee and said that the county administration has given full support.
Akram Chaudhry, Senior Adviser to Executive Bruce A Blackman of Nassau County, highly appreciated ICNA-Relief’s services.
Urooj Islam of Asian American Affairs said that in this era of inflation, even a little help goes a long way.
Talking to WOSA TV, Arshad Jamal, Director of North East, Atifur Rehman, in charge of Back2School New York, Ishaq Alpar, in charge of ICNA-Relief New York, expressed their views and said that ICNA-Relief participates in the happiness of their American every year.