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Social Services

ICM SOCIAL SERVICE FOOD BANK ICM Social Service Food Bank provides a monthly food box for community families who need assistance. The community donates non-perishable food items that are then packaged for monthly pick-up. Our distribution list is growing and ongoing donations of non-perishable items are needed so that we may serve all those that need help. ITEMS NEEDED: rice, oil, sugar, pasta, tuna, cereal, kids snacks, dates, tea, coffee,  jam, peanut butter, cookies, laundry detergent, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc. If you would rather make a donation, please make checks to ICM and include “Food Bank” on the memo line. A basic staple box of food items costs $50. DROP OFF LOCATION:  THE ICM MASJID ONLY

ICM SS participates in clothing drives when there is a need in our service areas or if there is a domestic or international request.  Drives are conducted as follows:
a.  Winter Clothing Drive (November – February);
Items Needed:  Coats & Jackets (all ages); gloves, socks. 
Currently, all our winter drives have been completed.  If you still want to donate winter clothes, please give to other community organizations.  
b.  No current domestic/international request for clothing at this time.
PLEASE inquire if we have a clothing collection prior to donating by sending an email to socialservices@icomd.org
ICM SS also collects formal/dressy clothing one month prior to Ramadhan for our Ramadhan/ Eid Boutique.  This boutique serves those that need clothing/accessories/shoes for Eid Al Fitr.  We have been serving communities in Gaithersburg, DC (Ivy City, Ar Rashidun, IRHSCA), Baltimore, Philadelphia and & Northern Africa.  We ask that all clothing be formal & dressy, new or lightly used, ironed and hung on wire hangers prior to dropping off.  Subscribe to newsletter, or follow us on facebook to find out dates for this year. We normally collect:
a.  Desi Shalwar Kameez for men, women, children (ironed and hung on wire hangers)
b.  Abayas & Sarees
c.  Shirts, pants, tops, hijabs
d.  Shoes, handbags, jewelry
PLEASE inquire about the dates for collection one month prior to Ramadhan by sending an email to socialservices@icomd.org
ICM SS conducts an Eid Gift program for needy communities in DC, providing gifts for newborn – 16-year-old girls and boys for Eid Al Fitr.  The community provides wrapped gifts with notes addressed to the recipients sharing the blessing and joy of Eid.  Recipient communities include Ivy City Masjid (DC), Ar Rashidun (DC), IHRSCA (DC).  Approximately, 200 gifts are distributed through this service.  
PLEASE inquire  about the collection dates one month prior to Ramadhan by sending an email to socialservices@icomd.org

ICM collects and distributes meat to the needy in the Gaithersburg community.  Collection and distribution dates are set up by the ICM Administration and announced.  Approximately 250 – 300 families are served through this program. 

The ICM & The ICCP Communities combine efforts and collect school backpacks and supplies for DC student and Refugee families one month prior to the beginning of the school year. Basic supplies and backpacks for Elementary, Middle & High School students are provided for our local community, Ivy City, Ar Rashidun, and Refugee families.  Over 100 full backpacks are distributed annually.
PLEASE inquire in August about our School Supply project by sending an email to socialservices@icomd.org
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