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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: 2018: 395,320 individuals through our nationwide network of 33 food pantries, 7 free clinics , 17 transitional homes and 7 counseling centres across the country.

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Women's Transitional Housing, Hunger Prevention with a network of Food Pantries, Disaster Relief Services, Muslim Family Services, Free Health Clinics, Refugee Services, and Back 2 School Giveaways.

Community Stories

49 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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with ICNA Relief for about 3 years., Helping with Food Pantry work and back to School Back pack Give away. Last year I have been hired as Community empowered coordinator. Given the responsibility to manage their newly acquired Free Medical Mobile health clinic donated by APPNA last year. Soon after the Mobile clinic arrived in Orlando Last year I had to take it to NC for disaster Relief operation support after Hurricane Florence and three weeks later Drove the clinic Back to Panama city, FL for support after Hurricane Michael's devastated damage in the Area.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great Organization to Volunteer at. Lovely people with great cause!

Board Member

Rating: 5

The SHAMS clinic in Philadelphia is a great resource available to those who are underinsured. This team and organization is doing a tremendous job!

Writer

Donor

Rating: 5

Dedicated and passionate staff and large volunteer network nationwide! This organization develops programs to meet the needs of those in need. Whether its the Back2School Giveaways or Free Clinics, ICNA Relief USA is certainly a charity of choice in the USA.

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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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ICNA Relief helps anyone and everyone who needs assistance. Their dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to serve the community and find creative ways to take action and offer aid, even when resources are scarce. I am so impressed with this organization and the work they do.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have always had a very pleasant and professional experience when interacting with all staff members. The desire to always help those in need without hesitation is a marvelous trait to possess.

Fawzia K.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with ICNA pantry and our local community started working with ICNA In supplying groceries to the Fort Worth Icna pantry. It’s been a pleasure working with Br Zahid and Sr Hala. masha Allah they do amazing work and have all the confidence that our donations are going towards a good cause. I would encourage everyone to volunteer or donate to this organization

Aneela A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I feel humbled knowing the expanse and compassion ICNA Relief serves with. Each and everyone of my experiences with them has left me feeling full on the inside, while craving to do more with them. I am content that all my donations are used wisely, and solely for the purpose I donate for. I seek out opportunities to do more with this empathetic organization, and anxiously wait for my next call. I wholeheartedly encourage everyone to join forces with ICNA Relief.

Naazish Y.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ICNA Relief is a trustworthy and impactful organization serving the most vulnerable of families right here in the USA. It has its heart in the right place whether serving homeless women and children through its transitional homes, feeding the hungry through its pantries or supporting communities destroyed by natural disasters. I am honored to have donated to them each and every year, for the past 5 years consistently.

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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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization works on voluntary work to help the ones who are in need.

1 Saima A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with ICNA Relief for 5 years. It becomes part of me and my family. ICNA Relief helps thousands of needy every month. This organization is the hope for our community. I have nothing but great respect and regards to all the volunteers and staff.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with ICNA Relief in 2012. I volunteered for the food drives, toys drives, and back2school.
I never knew that hunger is so prevalent in our society. What ICNA Relief is doing is humbling and eye opening. It is hard to sleep at night while you know that my neighbors are going through tough times.
It's an amazing community, and I believe that this what our country needs right now. Faith in action.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For all the help that ICNA Relief USA is providing on daily basis to needy Americans I can not even begin to explain the amazing work they are doing. Starting from distributing food to the needy through their Hunger prevention program to Helping disaster torn citizens via their Disaster relief services. They also have Transitional housing for women and even for families in some states where they help homeless stand up on their feet and cope with challenges they may face. During Back to school they distribute school bags and other school supplies to children throughout United States. They also have counseling available in specific offices where counseling is provided as well. ICNA Relief USA also have free health clinical events where they provide medical services free of cost to anyone and everyone.

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.

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.

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

These are some great quotes that we should all live by as human beings:
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
My main reason to move back to Orlando was to help others. With many great organizations out there helping people, ICNA RELIEF was the one that stood out for me. ICNA Relief USA staff, volunteer's and anyone that is associated with them is compassionate, selfless individuals who go above and beyond to fulfill their mission. I am proud and honored to work with this organization who serves communities throughout the USA. Their services and programs touch the lives of some of the neediest among us; truly saving lives and creating extraordinary communities wherever they serve. There is a phase that we use on a daily basis. It goes like this; YOU CAN TALK THE TALK, BUT CAN YOU WALK THE WAK. Please come out and walk the walk with ICNA Relief's cause to help and serve the people! ICNA Relief doesn't need you, the people need you.....

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with ICNA Relief for 2 years. It's a great non profit organization helping Refugees and people in need with housing, counseling, providing foods, rides to and from the grocery store, library, doctors visit and more. It brings a lots of pleasure working with people in need.

4 Abdi Malik A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Salaam alaykum, my name is Abdulmalik Abdullah
I've been volunteering with icna relief USA for almost 2 years icna has given me a family that I've never had.i grew up in the streets of Detroit, I seen some other icna volunteers and I would like to get involved with helping people I was always in trouble but because of icna relief USA
I dont don't get in trouble no more I learned that I have to be part of the problem I can be part of the SOLUTION.


3 Malika M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ICNA Relief USA staff are compassionate, selfless individuals who go above and beyond to fulfill their mission. I am proud to have association with this organization as they are serving throughout the USA to anyone in need. Their services and programs touch the lives of some of the most needy among us; truly saving lives and creating extraordinary communities wherever they serve.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Excellent nonprofit relief organization in the country without a doubt. During sandy hurricane they were the first responder in the community.

2 Raiesa S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for ICNA Relief, USA since two years. ICNA Relief helps people with every requirement of life; from providing furniture, kitchen items, and food inside the house to cars outside the house. This organization supports refugees from scratch until they are self sufficient.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am doing as volunteer with icna relief USA since 3 years in different ways as per my available time. But I want to do more.
It's really a great nonprofit organization and thousands of needy people get benefits.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered for ICNA Relief for over 2 years now. I've been involved in the the food pantry, homeless feeding, mobile clinic, and back to school campaigns. No one is turned away due to background, ethnicity, or religion. Hearing recipients thanking the volunteers profusely is very rewarding, to say the least. A big deal of that gratitude goes to the donors, for enabling such services to be given, through their generosity. Then the other part goes to the few staff members and big number volunteers, who work tirelessly to ensure people get the help they needed while maintaining their dignity. I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve.

3 Umberr S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Seeing the ICNA Relief staff and volunteers giving their all inspires me to work harder. The compassion of our Refugee Volunteer Services shines through even on the weekends. I have seen volunteers and staff dedicate even their weekends to mentor, advocate and teach refugees as if they are their own family members.

I cannot compare it to any other nonprofit that focuses more on other priorities - events donors, or gaining popularity rather than making the client their sole focus. Having a balance between marketing and meeting a client's goal is ultimate proof to the success of a nonprofit. I can see the sincere intentions and successes of ICNA Relief through the people they serve. You can see it yourself every single day: www.facebook.org/icnarelief

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with ICNA Relief on Back to School project and Food Pantry. I find the organization very professional and full of compassion. Please donate with your time and money, you will find lot of satisfaction in making the difference in the lives of those who are vulnerable in our community.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

The back to school give away, Women's housing project and homeless feeding programs alone make this organization worthy of your donation. Their low overhead is commendable, they consistently do more with less.

Review from Guidestar

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with ICNA Relief USA for a long time now and their work is very needed and appreciated. I worked in making and distributing food, gutting out houses and distributing water during hurricane Sandy. The organization is very hands on and involved with various programs like their Back To School Giveaway that gives school bags to children and families who need it. The Food pantry that serves people groceries, and various other programs designed to bring ease upon peoples lives.

5 Omar R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with ICNA Relief during their Back to School Project as well as Hurricane Sandy Relief. It was hard work, but definitely worth while. The staff and volunteers were very nice, sincere and skillful.
During the Hurricane Sandy relief the organization did a lot of work, and volunteer opportunities that I could participate in. They were life changing experiences I will never forget and the people we helped would also probably never forget.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I volunteered during Hurricane Sandy last year, I did various things such as gutting out, mucking out and my personnel favorite was cutting down hazardous trees. Its a great organization and the supervisors i worked under were very interactive and kept all of the volunteers enthusiastic. I have gotten to know ICNA Relief very well since then and have found out about their numerous projects all which are as good as their disaster relief program, such as Back to school giveaway, Hunger prevention, and Women's shelter and these are only projects that they have in NYC.