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


Bronx Muslim Center

702 Rhinelander Ave

Bronx, NY 10462


Saturday, August 25


MAS Sheepshead Bay Community Center

2812 Voorhies Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11235


Sunday, August 26


ICNA Headquarters

166-26 89th Ave

Jamaica, NY 11432


Sunday, August 26


Masjid Taqwa

1266 Bedford Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11216


Friday, August 31


MAS Astoria Community Center

25-15 Steinway Street

Astoria, NY 11103


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