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CAIR-FL: Muslims to Give School Supplies to Needy

(MIAMI, FL, 08/08/08) – On Saturday, August 9, the South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFL), The Muslim Teachers’ Association and Islamic centers in South Florida will distribute school supplies to needy children and families.

WHAT: School Supply Drive
WHEN: Saturday, August 9, 2008, 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: Miami Gardens Mosque, 4305 NW 183rd Street, Miami
CONTACT: CAIR-SFL Executive Director Altaf Ali, 954-272-0490, 954-298-8214; E-Mail: aali@cair.com

The school fair drive will provide much-needed school supplies in neighborhoods lacking educational resources. More than 20 Islamic centers will participate and assist in providing the supplies.

“As American Muslims, we have a moral and ethical obligation to contribute to the communities in which we live,” said CAIR-South Florida Executive Director Altaf Ali. “Our charitable efforts need to reach beyond the walls of our mosques to benefit the larger community.”

This effort is part of CAIR’s annual “Muslims Care” campaign designed to encourage communities to reach out to their neighbors and make a positive contribution to our society.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

 

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