SHAMS gives 250 backpacks to students

SHAMS clinic in Mayfair hosted a backpack giveaway and health fair on Saturday, providing 250 students with backpacks.

A valuable lesson: SHAMS Clinic in Mayfair hosted a backpack giveaway and health fair on Saturday, providing 250 students with backpacks. SOURCE: MAAZ BAQAI

Islamic Circle of North America Relief, which runs SHAMS Clinic in Mayfair, on Saturday distributed 250 free backpacks with school supplies to children in need at the Holmesburg Rec Center.

ICNA is distributing 50,000 backpacks with school supplies in 250 locations across the country as part of its #OneNationOneCause Back2School drive. The free health fair also gave 30 people health screenings.

SOURCE: MAAZ BAQAI

The event was hosted in partnership with Councilman Bobby Henon’s office.

ICNA Relief Pennsylvania and SHAMS Clinic plan to distribute over 1,000 backpacks with school supplies to underserved residents of all racial and ethnic backgrounds across the state.

“Education is power and when the tides rise, all ships rise,” said Razin Karu, ICNA Relief Pennsylvania outreach coordinator. “It is important to do what we can to give each child a chance to succeed.”

The event also included various vendors and a moon bounce for kids. ••