Celebrate Our 2019 CNN Top 10 Hero, Najah Bazzy
**While our $50,000 match has been met, your year-end gift will continue to provide sustainability and hope to women and children in need.**
As a 2019 Top 10 CNN Hero, Zaman's Founder and CEO, Najah Bazzy, rallied a global audience to restore Hope for Humanity.
In only 16 hours, over 200 Zamanitarians joined forces to raise $50,000 to support Zaman's mission, which was matched by Subaru's Share the Love initiative.
Inspired by this worldwide display of generosity, anonymous donors have pledged to match a further $50,000 in donations to Zaman.
We hope you will join us in providing life-changing basic needs assistance and vocational and literacy training to families in need.
Since 1996, Zaman has met women in crisis where they are and helped them find their hope. Women and children enter the doors at Zaman's Hope for Humanity Center to find a team dedicated to restoring hope.
For our average client family - a single mother with two children - the average yearly income is $12,000, including government assistance. Due to this systemic poverty, needs are complex and urgent for most. From their first meeting with our Intake Specialist, to monthly visits to our Client-Choice Food Pantry, to seasonal distributions like our holiday gift shops, Zamanitarians work hand-in-hand with every client to help them set, pursue and achieve their own goals.
In 2018 alone, our Bayt Al-Zahra Client Services Department supported over 1,400 individuals with over 13,216 points of service.
Once their families achieve stability through basic needs assistance, the women we serve are encouraged to enroll in our BOOST (Building Ongoing Opportunities through Skills Training) program. Depending on their needs, interests and skill levels, students pursue empowerment and entrepreneurship through tuition-free classes in English literacy, sewing, and the culinary arts. Their coursework is further enhanced through entrepreneurship training and enrichment lectures covering a host of vital topics, from immigration law to women's health.
In 2018, BOOST provided over 7,900 hours of training to 190 students.
Whether through basic needs provisions like food and clothing, or training in literacy, sewing, and culinary arts; Zaman helps women and their families reclaim their dignity and begin taking decisive steps out of poverty.
Learn more about our programs and our impact by visiting zamaninternational.org.