What is FAST-A-THON?
Fast-A-Thon is Islam on Campus’ biggest event of the year! We host over 500 people each year in an effort to raise money and create awareness for social issues around the globe. How do we do this? We invite people from all backgrounds to fast for a day and come together at sunset to break their fast. In Islam, fasting is an act that allows us to appreciate our blessings and motivates us to give in charity to those who are less fortunate. For every person that pledges to fast, IOC pledges to make a donation on their behalf. (This year the event will be held with limited capacity and will be socially distanced following the university guidelines.)
Our goal for this year is to raise $10,000, which would surpass any amount raised since the beginning of FAST-A-THON.
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Islamic Relief USA is an organization that has been leading humanitarian aid and relief in Yemen since 2015. IRUSA has 3,000 field staff and volunteers in the country providing relief to thousands of people across almost all Yemeni provinces.
Aid is focused on emergency food and nutrition programs for children and pregnant women; clean water through well rehabilitation, solar filtration, and water tanks; as well as distribution of medications and medical supplies to clinics.
IRUSA envisions a better world for our brothers and sisters in need. With you, we can make that vision a reality.
Project Downtown was created by UF students that saw the problem of homeless in their own hometown. They decided they must do something about it.
Every weekend dedicated volunteers pursue their mission to provide warm meals and companionship to the underserved. Not only have they provided food for hundreds of people, but they also run clothing drives, pass out hygiene kits, and strive in any way they can to improve the situation of the homeless here in Gainesville.
PD Gainesville is non-denominational and encourages all humanitarians to join them in giving back to the local community and forming meaningful relationships with those they serve.
Contact us if you and your business are interested in sponsoring this excellent cause! You can reach out to any of the individuals listed below.
Mona Samsam: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yasin Adam: email@example.com
Hajra Saeed: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fast-A-Thon Chair: email@example.com