In the words of the honorable Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,

“Life’s most persistent question is: What are you doing for others?”

At Islamic Relief USA, we dedicate every day to serving our brothers and sisters in need. A particularly special day of service for us is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (aka: MLK Day). It’s a day that brings together IRUSA staff and volunteers with local community groups so that we can work together for a better world—starting with our own neighbourhoods.

We look forward to you joining us for #IRUSAMLK2019 on Jan. 21 across CA, DC, MD, NJ, TX and VA. Sign up below to volunteer at a MLK Day of Service near you!

Attention San Franciso-area residents: In addition to the opportunities below, IRUSA will march in San Francisco’s MLK Day parade on Monday, Jan. 21. Beginning at 11 AM, the annual march and parade will begin at the Fourth & King  Street Caltrain station, turn east to Third Street, and then proceed north on Third Street to Yerba Buena Gardens where there will be an Islamic Relief Booth. For South Bay residents will take the CalTrain from San Jose into SF together; Caltrain tickets are free with reservation for that day only. For more information about this special opportunity and to reserve your Caltrain ticket, please contact hhammad@irusa.org

JOIN US FOR MLK DAY 2019

LOCATIONS

AMERICA’S ISLAMIC HERITAGE MUSEUM (AIHM)

2315 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020

Volunteer Registration Click Here

Day:  Monday
Date: January 21, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM – 1 PM

Project: Distribute hot meals and hot beverages to support the local community.

ARLINGTON FOOD ASSISTANCE CENTER (AFAC)

Our Savior Lutheran Church and School- 825 S Taylor St, Arlington, VA 22204

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Day: Monday
Date: January 21, 2019
Time: 10 AM -12:30 PM

Project: Packaging approximately 10,000 lbs. of produce via SPF (Sponsored Purchased Food), to be provided to local Arlington residents in need.

MUSLIM SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCY (MSSA)

Masjid Ihsan – 3723 Gwynn Oak Ave, Baltimore, MD 21207

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Day: Monday
Date: January 21, 2019
Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

Project: Assembly and drop-off of household kits to local elderly community in Baltimore, MD, and refugee families in NC supported by IRUSA resettlement services.

FOUNDATION FOR APPROPRIATE AND IMMEDIATE TEMPORARY HELP (FAITH SOCIAL SERVICES)

Various grocery stores; Safeway 413 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 2017

Volunteer Registration Click Here

Day: Monday
Date: January 21, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM – 1 PM

 

21800 Towncenter Plaza, Sterling, VA 20164

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Day: Monday
Date: January 21, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM – 1 PM

Project: Food drive outside grocery stores to collect recommended food pantry items for donation to the pantry at IRUSA’s local partner, FAITH.

SOUTH CENTRAL

MAS DALLAS

1515 Blake Dr Richardson, TX 75081

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Day: Monday
Date: January 21, 2019
Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

Project: Assembly and distribution of comfort kits to be distributed to the local homeless population.

NORTH EAST

Islamic Center of Long Island

835 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury, NY 11590

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Day: Monday
Date: January 20, 2019
Time: 12 AM – 4  PM

Additional Information:

  • IRUSA shirts will be provided at the event, please select your shirt size when signing up for this event.
  • If you are planning to bring a child under the age of 14 please email the coordinator listed below so that your child may be listed as a guest (capacity permitting).

Islamic Society of Greater Harrisburg

407 N Front St, Steelton, PA 17113

Volunteer Registration Click Here

Day: Monday
Date: January 20, 2019
Time: 11 AM – 2 PM

Additional Information:

  • IRUSA shirts will be provided at the event, please select your shirt size when signing up for this event.
  • If you are planning to bring a child under the age of 14 please email the coordinator listed below so that your child may be listed as a guest (capacity permitting).

NIA MASJID

231 Roseville Ave, Newark, NJ 07107    

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Day: Monday
Date: January 21, 2019
Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

Project: Preparation and distribution of meals to homeless individuals at Penn Station (Newark).

SOUTH WEST

SAHABA INITIATIVE

Sahaba Initiative Office- 242 W 5th St, San Bernardino, CA 92401

Volunteer Registration Click Here

Day: Monday
Date: January 21, 2019
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM

Project: Prepare hot meals and bagged lunches to distribute to the local homeless community.

MID ATLANTIC

Episcopal High School

1200 N Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22302

Volunteer Registration Click Here

Day: Sunday
Date: January 19, 2019
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM

Additional Information:

  • IRUSA shirts will be provided at the event, please select your shirt size when signing up for this event.
  • Age Restriction: If you are planning to bring a child under the age of 14 please email the coordinator listed below so that your child may be listed as a guest (capacity permitting). No children below the age of 8 will be permitted due to warehouse environment and equipment.
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