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Causes: Counseling, Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Mental Health

Mission: ICNA Relief USA Programs (ICNA Relief) is a multicultural human development and community building organization. The purpose of the organization is to address the basic human and social service needs of the underserved communities with in the United States, through its local chapters, with its head office located in Jamaica, NY, USA. As a vision and value-led organization, ICNA Relief operates under the principle that all people are created equal and when given the tools, will thrive and bring about change in their own lives and the lives of their communities. ICNA Relief's mission is to promote justice through creating opportunities with young people and families to lead healthy and productive lives.

Target demographics: under-served communities

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2016: 200,853 individuals through our nationwide network of 27 food pantries, 6 free clinics , 14 transitional homes and 6 counseling centres across the country.

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Women Temporary Housing, Hunger Prevention - a network of Food Pantries, Disaster Relief Services, Muslim Family Services, Free Health Clinics, Refugee Services, Burial Assistance.

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

ICNA Relief made it possible for my goal of assisting Syrian refugee families a reality. Through their interfaith tutoring opportunities, my husband and I are working with middle and high school students who are new English speakers and just learning to navigate the American school system. I get to bring my years of experience as an English teacher and ELL Coordinator to help these families. ICNA relief also made it possible for two coworkers of mine to tutor; for my friend who is throwing a birthday party for her daughter to use ICNA Relief's registry to gift to Syrian children; for my friend who runs a NYC Tour agency to launch a project wherein she will acclimate Syrian families to NYC. In short, ICNA Relief builds bridges! I would like to especially thank Umber Siddiqi and Leila Elfane for their tireless efforts on behalf of refugee families. They are angels!

Advisor

Rating: 5

ICNA Relief is one organisation that is genuinely working for the under privileged of the society across USA.

The their people have a high level of dedication and commitment to their job.

Michel Sohel

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ICNA IS THE REAL DEAL! VOLUNTEERING AT THE FOOD PANTRY HAS DEMONSTRATED THE SINCERITY THAT ICNA HAS IN TRULY HELPING THOSE IN NEED. I HAVE WITNESSED TRUE COMPASSION AND GIVING SOLELY FOR THE PLEASURE OF ALLAH.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I just started working voluntarily. Alhamdulillah people are nice and they work very hard to provide help for people in need. May Allah bless all.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ICNA Relief is a fantastic organization dedicated to helping our neighbors across the country. Whether it's being the first to organize assistance for a natural disaster, supporting women in need with their Women's Transitional Housing, giving meat to those in need with their Qurbani programs, free health clinics for anyone who needs it, Muslim Family services, or helping refugees get to that next step, ICNA Relief is a fantastic, honest, moral organization that not only helps others, but shows the true spirit of Islam in the process. One need not look any further than the tagline "Muslims for Humanity" to see the summary of the organization, and one need not look any further than any one of their excellent programs to see that tagline acted out in real life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Alhamdulillah one of the best non profit organization of Arizona. Blessed working with Salina Imam and the beautiful volunteers! May Allah bless all.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is an unique organization that bridges multi faith and multicultural ethnic people under one umbrella by offering services like food, shelter and health.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Great organization, with great people!
The members go over and beyond to serve the community. Alhd

Donor

Rating: 5

A great non profit working nationwide to help others in need, regardless of race or religion. Building bridges domestically.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I recommended a needy family they were helped and treated with respect and dignity. It was an awesome experience for them to know and deal with ICNA relief volunteers in Houston Pantry. Their staff was very kind and well trained.

I am really so thank full that person in need was so happy to mention that to me and giving us feed back.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They came in and gave backpacks to needy families in Anahiem. I am appreciative. They also promoted other programs that are free to struggling families.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Everyday people walk into my mosque with a need for services that we simply cannot provide them. Our building functions as a house of worship and a place for people to gather, but sometimes people come with a need for access to healthcare, mental health services, or financial assistance. We ended up partnering with ICNA Relief because they offer all of those services to those in need. We felt comfort knowing that people coming to our place of worship for help have professional assistance waiting for them closeby.

I ended up very recently being hired by ICNA Relief and I have experienced tremendous joy helping our needy neighbors. I was also elated to discover that ICNA Relief is even more professional than it seems, serving over 20 states across the country in a coordinated and cohesive fashion.

Abdulrauf khan

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are all very blessed that GOD chooses us to serve His creation.

Our forefathers have done an amazing job building Islamic centers and islamic schools they left a great legacy in this beautiful & blessed country of ours.

Now it's our turn to make them proud and create a legacy for our children so they can be Proud Americans.

ICNA Relief USA is a Muslim social service organization working exclusively within the United States of America with the mission to serve the creation to please THE Creator

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Donor

Rating: 5

What ever we do we have to do as a calling, as a passion we have to throw our head, heart, and definitely hands into it to make it successful. That's what I saw in this staff and volunteers.

Empower others I felt that's goal.

Greatness doesn't comes from a position but from helping build the future. We have an obligation to pull others UP. I saw they take this responsibility as an honor and accepting the challenge and obligation to actually make it possible for our next generation to come and achieve the level of greatness so they can be on the right path in future.
A.Rauf khan

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had heard many good things about ICNA Relief prior to volunteering but only after getting involved myself did I begin to appreciate just how great the organization is. The passion each member has for serving their community is simply inspiring.

Through constant outreach and engagement, ICNA Relief is able to effectively balance serving individuals and families in the local community in a dynamic and holistic manner. The organization leaders are exceptional role models and lead by example, never shying away from working hands-on or sitting down to listen to a community member. Listening is one of the organization's greatest strengths. It is very apparent that the organization uses the input it receives from the local community to navigate how to better serve its needs.

Even with all of the work being done, the organization still makes time to gather members together when possible to connect with each other. It is a family and that is what binds it and makes it exceptional at understanding and serving its community.

Naazish Y.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ICNA Relief's staff is extremely dedicated and its holistic approach to helping families get independent is one reason they are one of the my top three charities for my donations. From car donations, a lifeline to employment, to transitional shelters where women in destitute conditions find their way to independence, to its food pantries that have multi-ethnic foods, the dedication to the under-served is apparent each step of the way!

Board Member

Rating: 5

From feeding the homeless, empowering women in the transitional home, to providing food boxes to the refugees in our food pantry, to aiding patients in the free Shifa Clinic, to donating cars to the needy, to finding a job for someone in need--- who you gunna call? ICNA Relief

I'm truly amazed at what all ICNA Relief does but even more as to what all this humble, hardworking team does on a daily basis. I'm blessed to be a part of this selfless, devoted, and transparent company, that I call my second family. :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have provided many services, food and health for everyone who needs it, regardless of your identity, and also helped those looking for jobs. I hope that this organization will continue and I would like to thank all those who contribute to the Foundation's journey from the Director to the volunteers.

Donor

Rating: 5

ICNA Relief is an unparalleled relief organization in the United States providing a wide variety of social services.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One of the best nonprofits I have ever worked with. Such a passionate group of individuals, getting things done Locally and nationwide.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ICNA Relief USA provides outstanding services to the communities their serve.

5 Shaheer H.

Donor

Rating: 5

ICNA Relief USA is an extra ordinary example of unity, compassion, community empowerment and serving humanity beyond the boundaries of religion, race and ethnicity. The staff is supportive, tender hearted, helpful and selfless. They are feeding hundreds of thousands hungry people across the country, providing shelter to hundreds of homeless women who have no one to take care of, helping refugees to get back on their feet, providing hot food on streets across America, help rebuild homes of disaster survivors and providing healthcare facilities to people who can't afford to have expensive insurances. I will volunteer and donate for rest of my life.