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Free backpack giveaway to kids in need

The Islamic Circle North America will give away 5,000 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to needy children tomorrow, August 25, in sites around the city.  The giveaway is part of a national campaign to distribute 30,000 stuffed backpacks to children in need of any religious faith.

City Council Education Committee Chair Robert Jackson will be at the launch event on Friday, August 24 from 5pm-7pm at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Educational and Memorial Center, 3940 Broadway in Manhattan.
 
Here's the list of other giveaway dates and places in New York City:
 
Saturday, August 25
2-4pm
Bronx Muslim Center
702 Rhinelander Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
 
Saturday, August 25
1-3pm
MAS Sheepshead Bay Community Center
2812 Voorhies Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
 
Sunday, August 26
4-6pm
ICNA Headquarters
166-26 89th Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
 
Sunday, August 26
11am-1pm
Masjid Taqwa
1266 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
 
Friday, August 31
5-7pm
MAS Astoria Community Center
25-15 Steinway Street
Astoria, NY 11103
 
Click here for more information.
Last modified on Thursday, 06 September 2012 11:24

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