Community outreach Program at ISF
The Community Outreach Program at the Islamic Society of Frederick is dedicated to making our faith real through acts of compassion as taught to us in the Holy Quran and through the example of the life of the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. The Community Outreach program is committed to creating a more just and compassionate society. We also partner with other non-profit organizations in order to support us in our mission. In addition to providing Islamic services through our Masjid, The Community Outreach Program will seek to support individuals and families in the following areas: Hunger Relief Neighborhood Meals Clothing and baby items Work with local non profit agencies to connect with the greater Frederick Community Youth Action Team (IMPACT) Referrals and Resource Assistance Spiritual Counseling (Through Masjid) Giving Circle / Chai Time New Muslim Care Emergency/Social Response.
Food Kit Collection List
Food kit items will be collected each month and distributed on the 15th of every month, fresh items will be accepted from the 13th thru the 15th Having this time frame prevents food spoilage and also prevents having too much overstock.
Several times a year serve a hot nutritious meal to the greater community of those at risk of hunger.
Clothing and diapers: new or gently worn clean clothing collected only as needed we do not have the space to collect year-round. An announcement will be made prior to any clothing collection. Please do not drop any bags of clothing at the masjid. Baby and adult diapers, a collection will be announced, InshaAllah.
Emergency/Social response: Responding to local emergencies through collecting items needed by that community or individuals’ needs. And also responding to local tragedies through visits and or gifts. (for example, if we know of a local fire we could reach out to the family ).
Youth Action Team (IMPACT!): To involve the youth in social services in our community and in the non-Muslim community Winter coat drive Hot Chocolate hand out in the winter ( Giving out coats/ blankets and hot chocolate to the homeless in Frederick ) visits Elderly and nursing homes. Assist in other areas of Community Outreach Referrals and Resource Assistance: Assisting individuals who come to ISF for zakat or assistance to connect with other resources that they may need such as shelter referrals, WIC, Frederick county social services and other resources available to them. We would also provide guidance as far as managing during difficult times. Many families who need Zakat will continue to need assistance with their situation and will need guidance to assist them on the road to becoming self-sufficient.
Giving Circle/Chai Time
Gift baskets to individuals who are in the hospital or who just had a baby. Also if there is a need for something specific. Possible organization of visiting those who are sick in our community. Chai Time Monthly sisters meet-up to discuss topics that are relevant to social services, speakers from local non-profits may be invited to join from time to time.
New Muslim Care
Connecting New Muslims with resources and also connect them individuals in our community.