Halalywood Foundation Collaborates with Islah LA to help raise 100K for the Islah LA Community
Updated: Aug 10, 2020
We did it!!!!!! Our virtual fundraisers helped Islah LA to reach it's goal of $100,000 in 30 days! More on Islah LA: Islah LA is one of the first of its kind in the United States – an inner-city community center founded by Muslim-Americans to serve South Los Angeles, California. Islah LA is poised to start a new wave of civic engagement within the Muslim-American community. As its primary focus is service, it allows Muslims from diverse backgrounds to have a space where they can engage in their community. The goal of Islah LA is service to the greater community and to provide and inclusive community space for key social services to the surrounding areas. That is why we chose the Arabic word, “Islah”, because of its meaning to renew, revive, and restore. The funds will go to many initiatives of Islah, which include their supportive housing program and food pantry. In April of 2019, Los Angeles County reported that there has been a 12% increase in homelessness, bringing the homeless rate to over 59,000 individuals in LA county alone. To help combat the numbers of this crisis, Islah LA opened four homes dedicated to providing supportive housing to the community of South Los Angeles. Islah LA has been able to help provide a safe and affordable place for individuals who would fall into homelessness. Islah LA's weekly food pantry services the local neighborhood of 90043 and surrounding areas. The Islah LA food pantry has been able to grow into a reliable source of fresh, healthy foods and has been funded to hire employees to help handle proper management of the pantry. A special thank you to all the Donor Heroes that donated during the multiple virtual events presented by Halalywood Foundation and Islah LA during Ramadan 2020. Your donations will truly make a difference in serving our community!!!