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Published:August 13th, 2009 09:50 EST
U.S. Muslims Provide School Supplies to Students

U.S. Muslims Provide School Supplies to Students

By SOP newswire2

On August 19, the Cincinnati office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Ohio (CAIR-OH), in conjunction with the Islamic Association of Cincinnati Clifton Mosque, will deliver school supplies to all the students at a local elementary school. The project is being funded by a donation from the Cincinnati Muslim community.

"School Supplies for Kids " will benefit some 450 students attending Hays-Porter Elementary School in Cincinnati`s Over the Rhine neighborhood. All the students at this elementary school participate in the free lunch program.

"This project will benefit kids and teachers alike, " said CAIR-Cincinnati Director Karen Dabdoub. According to a recent news report, teachers typically spend $1000 or more per year buying supplies for their students. This project will help students succeed in school and allow teachers to concentrate on teaching. "

The supplies will include pencils, notebooks, crayons, pencil sharpeners, and other items.

CAIR-OH`s participation in the giveaway is part of Muslims Care, " an ongoing CAIR program designed to encourage volunteerism in the American Muslim community. Information about School Supplies for Kids will be entered in the Muslims Care database for submission to President Obama`s United We Serve " initiative.

SEE: Show Muslim Support for President Obama`s Community Service Appeal

CAIR is America`s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CONTACT: CAIR Cincinnati, Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, E-mail: kdabdoub@cair.com; Zeinab Schwen, zschwen@cair.com