The Prophet ﷺ said “Seek out the weak and vulnerable among you. You are only given provision and support due to your support of them.”
Please join us in celebrating Zaydaan's birthday! In lieu of gifts, we ask that you extend your generosity towards the SMILE Food and Diaper Pantry, which serves nearly 100 babies each month with diapers, wipes, formula, baby food and other related items.
SMILE is a registered nonprofit organization that serves the Tri-State Area. Though we are a fairly small organization, we have seen incredible growth over the past 6 years. We currently have five focus areas: Social-services led Zakat distribution (Zakat Inspired), Food Pantry, Baby Pantry, SMILE for Refugees, and Mental Health. Our Zakat Inspired program focuses on guiding clients towards self-sufficiency with comprehensive case management and financial empowerment. SMILE for Refugees has grown exponentially in the past two years. SMILE supported over 100 refugee families, making it one of the largest refugee aid organizations in the area. SMILE provides refugees with intensive case management (including housing, employment and education), cultural brokering, financial empowerment, language services and more. We work closely with resettlement agencies to fill the gaps in service for refugees, getting them on the path to self sufficiency more quickly and permanently. SMILE is always working to grow and improve. SMILE worsk with subject matter experts to help us serve families in need in the most effective ways possible. These programs and the growth in the coming years are not possible without the generosity and involvement of our communities.
Please note that while any donation is welcome, becoming a monthly donor will ensure that programs like the Baby Pantry can be consistently funded and can better serve the local community.
Abdullaah ibn Haarith said: "I never came across a person who smiled as much as Prophet Muhammad. Prophet Muhammad regarded smiling to a brother as an act of charity." [Tirmidhi]