HOUSTON (KTRK) — Houston-area Muslims are uniting this weekend to help needy families in the community get prepped for the start of the school year.

The Islamic Circle of North America is hosting its national Back2-School Giveaway, where 1,600 school bags filled with school supplies will donated to children who need the school supplies. The bags are filled with notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, rulers, crayons and scissors.

“Islam teaches us that a person is not a true Muslim who fills his stomach while his neighbor is hungry, so these efforts an essential part of being a good Muslim,” the organization said in the statement. “Through the Back to School Giveaway, we hope to both help struggling families provide for their children and inspire the American Muslim community to partake in this commendable act.”
The giveaway locations are:

ICNA Helping Hand Office at 11955 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77099 on Saturday, August 6, 2011, from 12-4pm
ISGH Hamza Mosque at 6233 Tres Lagunas, Houston, TX 77083 on Saturday, August 6, 2011, from 12-4pm
ASIA Center at 618 Barringer Lane, Webster, TX 77598 on Sunday, August 7, from 12-4pm

Article Courtesy: Eyewitness News, ABC 13

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Islamic Circle of North America
166-26 89th Ave
Jamaica, Queens
NY 11432

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