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CAIR-OH to Deliver School Supplies for Needy Students

(COLUMBUS, OH, 8/29/05) – On Wednesday, August 31, representatives of the Ohio office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OH) will deliver school supplies to Mifflin Elementary School in Columbus for distribution to students based on need. The supplies were donated by members of the local Muslim community.

CAIR-OH’s school supply drive is part of the group’s national “Muslims Care” campaign designed to promote volunteerism in the American Muslim community. To learn more about “Muslims Care,” go to http://www.muslims-care.org.

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. CAIR-OH has offices in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to: http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=About. To learn more about CAIR-OH, go to www.cair-ohio.com.

CONTACT: CAIR-OH President, Ahmad Al-Akhras, 614-989-5916, E-mail ahmad@cair-ohio.com, CAIR-OH Civil Rights Director, Jennifer Nimer, 614-451-3232, E-mail jennifer@cair-ohio.com.

 

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