Islamic Relief USA is launching its Day of Dignity campaign this week. Over the next six months, the campaign will take to 22 different cities across North America, distributing essential basics to vulnerable and homeless people.
The first distribution will take place on 19 June in South Dakota and this year’s campaign will end in December. Volunteers around the country will be providing food, clothing, blankets, medical care and first aid to anyone who requests assistance, regardless of their background or beliefs.
The Day of Dignity campaign began eight years ago during the month of Ramadan, and it has grown every year since. Ramadan is the month of spirituality, self-reflection, service, and compassion, but is perhaps most known for its day-long fasts, with Muslims abstaining from food, water and marital relations from dawn until dusk.
Islamic Relief USA Domestic Programs Coordinator Karim Amin said. "Ramadan also is a month of giving. One of the reasons we decided to host Day of Dignity events beyond Ramadan was to spread the spirit of giving throughout the year."
For more information, visit the Day of Dignity website.