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A California 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Tax Exempt Organization

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COMPLETED IN SEPTEMBER — DISTRIBUTION OF SNACK BAGS TO THE HOMELESS ON THE STREETS

COMPLETED ON SEPTEMBER  7 — DISTRIBUTION OF CARE PACKAGES FOR HOMELESS YOUTHS AT WIND YOUTH CENTER

COMPLETED ON SEPTEMBER 1 — HOT LUNCH TRAYS TO HOMELESS STUDENTS AT  MUSTARD SEED SCHOOL

COMPLETED ON SEPTEMBER 9 — 45  WEEKEND TO-GO CARE PACKAGES TO MUSTARD SEED SCHOOL

COMPLETED SATURDAY & SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17 – 18  — DISTRIBUTION OF CARE PACKAGES TO NEEDY FAMILIES VIA LOCAL MASAJID

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Calendar of events 2016

MASAJID DISTRIBUTION: FEBRUARY THROUGH SEPTEMBER CYCLES COMPLETED

  • Monthly care packages to local masajid in greater Sacramento
  • Agents are notified a week ahead of pick up days via email, texting and social media
  • The following masajid will remain as our constituents (conduits/agents that pick up food from us and hand it over to the recipients that frequent their masajid):
    • Masjid Annur on 65th Street
    • Masjid As-Sabur on 15th Ave
    • Masjid Ibrahim on Rio Linda Blvd
    • Masjid Islamic Society of Folsom in Folsom
    • Masjid Jamee on downtown V St
    • Masjid MCF in Folsom
    • Masjid MCYC on Big Horn Dr in Elk Grove
    • Masjid SALAM on College Oak Dr
    • Masjid Tawheed in Elk Grove
    • Greater Sacramento Halaqah Sisterhood
    • Masjid Al-Azhar Institute on Fulton Ave
    • Masjid Al-Rahman on Hurley Way
    • Masjid Islamic Society of Rancho Cordova
  • The average monthly combined quotas for all these masajid range between 120 to 150 care packages, in which the numbers of care packages may match the needs of each masjid demographics
  • The average special event quotas, i.e. for pre-Ramadhan, pre-Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha and Days of Tasyrik, total range between 500 to 600 care packages, depending on our available resources

HOMELESS DISTRIBUTION: JANUARY THROUGH SEPTEMBER CYCLES COMPLETED

  • Simple snacks for the homeless on the streets containing, if doable:
    • bottled water
    • crackers
    • instant noodles (shrimp flavor)
    • canned fruit
    • cereal
    • breakfast bars
  • Monthly quota is 50, in which 10 care packages are distributed on a weekly basis by our volunteers
  • The range of delivery areas to the homeless on the streets may cover Downtown Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Carmicheal, Antelope, Rosemont, South Sacramento, East Sacramento, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, North Highlands, Fair Oaks, Orangevale

HOMELESS YOUTHS DISTRIBUTION: APRIL THROUGH SEPTEMBER CYCLES COMPLETED 

  • Monthly care packages to at-risk homeless youths, aged between 15 to 18, who frequent a nonprofit counseling center, WIND Youth Services, on J Street in Sacramento
  • Average recipients: 15 to 25 teenagers, at any given time during a weekday
  • Contents of care packages may include:
    • bottled water
    • fruit juices
    • crackers
    • instant noodles or canned soups (vegetarian or seafood-based, no pork)
    • breakfast bars
    • hot cocoa mix
    • canned fruits
    • fruit cups
    • cereals
    • cookies
    • pectin-based jelly cups
    • miscellaneous

HOMELESS STUDENTS DISTRIBUTION: JANUARY THROUGH SEPTEMBER CYCLES COMPLETED

  • Monthly weekend to-go care packages to homeless students, aged between three to 14, who attend a nonprofit educational center, Mustard Seed School, on North C Street in Sacramento
  • Average recipients: 20 to 45 students, at any given time during the school year
  • During summer, this school conducts special daily programs, and as such, our organization may continue to send food assistance during summer, too
  • Contents of care packages may include:
    • bottled water
    • fruit juices
    • crackers
    • instant noodles or canned soups (vegetarian or seafood-based, no pork)
    • breakfast bars
    • hot cocoa mix
    • canned fruits
    • fruit cups
    • cereals
    • cookies
    • pectin-based jelly cups
    • miscellaneous

COMPLETED  — March to April Spring Fundraisers To Benefit Expense Account

  • Spring fundraiser to benefit our ‘Expense Account,’ which exclusively pays all our operating costs such as office supplies, software, rent, telecommunication, insurance, hardware, warehouse equipment, print work, utilities and miscellaneous expenditures
  • COMPLETED ON SATURDAY, APRIL 16: Fundraising luncheon event at a private residence. Alhamdulillah with the combination of pledges and on-time contribution, our charity raised over $25,000.00 and counting
  • COMPLETED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 22: Fundraiser after Jumaah at Muslim Community Of Folsom (MCF) Masjid, aiding our efforts is Mualana Aamir Nazir who will speak for Ar-Razzaq Food Bank inshallah. Our charity raised over $4,000.00 at this event alhamdulillah
  • Typically, we send letters to invite our brothers and sisters to either become a sponsor or send in a once-a-year donation just to help us pay office bills

PUBLIC RELATIONS EFFORTS

  • Public relations and marketing efforts to inform our community about our mission and our cause
    • COMPLETED Saturday July 23: Meet-and-greet Renovo Youth Group from France at our facility
  • Team mates lead by PR and marketing team leaders may approach several local organizations that may include these activities:
    • Potential food drives location for 2016 :-
      • ON-GOING :Food Drive at Folsom Quality Meats Store
      • COMPLETED IN MAY: Food Drive at  Placer County Islamic Center in Roseville 
      • COMPLETED FOR 100-DAYS-OF-GIVING IN JANUARY: Food Drive at Folsom Educational Academy in Folsom
      • PERMANENT — Food Drive at Red Sea Mart in Sacramento
      • Food Drive at Grocery Outlet on Watt Avenue in Sacramento
    • Display PR materials at local masajid in Ramadhan 1437H
    • PR booths during masajid festive events
    • Orientation Day at our warehouse for new volunteers and focus groups

COMPLETED– SPECIAL PROJECT : Ramadhan 1437H Program May Through early July

  • Ramadhan flyers and posters at local masajid for food collection
  • Ramadhan posters at local masajid and zabiha vendors for sadaqa, zakah, fidyah and khaffarat collection
  • Targeting to secure sponsorship for zabihah/halal meats, i.e: chicken, medjool dates, breads, grains from local Muslim entrepreneurs and/or individuals
    • Sacramento Mobile Pet/Veterinary Services sponsored halal chicken leg quarters for pre-Ramadhan distribution to needy families
    • Sharif Jewelers sponsored medjool dates for pre-Ramadhan distribution to needy families
    • El Pollo Loco sponsored assorted dried legumes for pre-Ramadhan distribution to needy families
    • Orient Bakery sponsored fresh pita breads for pre-Ramadhan distribution to needy families
    • The ummah mainly hailed from Muslim Community of Folsom sponsored halal ground beef to homeless guests at Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen throughout Ramadhan and into Syawal
  • Targeting to raise funds to send food to 220 families pre-Ramadhan, then, another 220 pre-Eid-ul-Fitr

COMPLETED SPECIAL PROJECT: Ramadhan 1437H Outreach efforts in June and July

  • Our organization may send to a nonprofit soup kitchen, Loaves & Fishes on North C Street, bulk food to cook hot lunches to local homeless community.
    • COMPLETED May 26: First delivery — 500 lbs- 600 lbs assorted bulk food mainly items gathered during food drives in May
    • COMPLETED June 8: Second delivery — 460 lbs of halal ground beef and 400 lbs of CalRose rice
    • COMPLETED June 23: Third delivery — 460 lbs of halal ground beef
    • COMPLETED July 1: Fourth delivery — 450 lbs of halal ground beef
    • SCHEDULED July 14: FIfth delivery — 460 lbs of halal ground beef
  • Typically, we send main staples such as rice or pastas, assorted canned tomato procducts, canned vegetables or soups and zabihah meats, and if possible, fresh breads and dates, too.

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ONGOING IN SEPTEMBER  — Eid-Ul-Adha and Qurbani/Udhiyah Program 

  • Launch Udhiyah/Qurbani Program to collect sacrificial meats to feed the needy
  • Raise funds via social media, website, posters and flyers
  • Target days of distribution of dry goods to the masajid coincides with Qurbani/Udhiyah giveaway
  • Target days for Udhiyah meats distribution after Eid-ul-Adha (pending butchers’ readiness in meat-packaging)

Alhamdulillah hi Rabb-il’aalamin

We thank and praise Allah Subhanahuwataala who gives us all the privilege to be of use to the ummah as well as to the homeless community. We hope our efforts, combined with the tremendous support from the ummah near and far, that some greater good will emerge from our mutual endeavors.

Amin. Amin. Amin. Alhamdulillah hi Rabb-il’aalamin.