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Zakat Foundation of America: Impactful Projects

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Article Reference: Zakat Foundation of America 

Zakat Foundation of America is an already-known humanitarian organization that aims to restore hope and save lives by bringing Quranic principles to life through humanitarian endeavours. Inspired by the Quranic teachings, the Zakat Foundation of America seeks to safeguard well-being, health, and happiness for all, emphasizing the worth of every human being. 

In many parts of the world, people struggle to make ends meet on meagre incomes, while certain regions endure extreme poverty, disproportionately affecting innocent children. Recognizing this distressing reality, the Zakat Foundation responds by spearheading innovative projects to address the multifaceted needs of affected communities.

The Zakat Foundation responds to that distressing factor by orchestrating innovative projects to address the multifaceted needs of affected communities. Collaborations with esteemed institutions like MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and the Palestinian Medical Education Initiative underscore the foundation’s commitment to healing physical, mental, and spiritual wounds.

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Zakat Foundation of America: Khalil Center 

One of the foundation’s initiatives is the Khalil Center, a psychological and spiritual community wellness program. With mental health clinics strategically positioned in major cities, the centre’s reach extends further through virtual platforms such as WebTherapy. Strategic collaborations with institutions in Turkey and beyond ensure that the centre’s impact transcends geographical borders, transforming Muslim lives and communities.

Providing Healthcare in Conflict Zones and Vulnerable Communities

The foundation’s impact is felt even in conflict-stricken regions, with initiatives like the Sigharuna-Kibaruna free clinic in Hatay province, Turkey, providing specialized care to Syrian refugee children bearing the scars of sensory and brain trauma resulting from the conflict. In Jordan, a partnership with United Muslim Relief’s Medical Mission for Vulnerable Families ensures that vital healthcare reaches refugees from Syria, Iraq, and Yemen and host communities.

The Zakat Foundation’s commitment to health outreach is evident in its community clinics across Mali, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Sudan, serving the most vulnerable, impoverished, and remote members of society, bridging the gap in access to medical care. Through collective action, compassion, and unwavering commitment, the foundation can bring about profound transformations in the lives of those most vulnerable and need.

Recently with their campaign 1 Million Meals for Gaza, the Caravan of Hope for which ZFA has been working nonstop to support on the ground distributing hot meals and water to the people of Gaza. Daily distributions will take place from 12-1 pm at 6 UN schools across the Gaza Strip.

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