Alhamdulillah due to the significant growth of Muslim refugees coming to America in the state of Illinois; Islamic Oasis Center decided to open a facility in Rogers Park that would provide services to that population and those most needy. We opened our doors in 2016 and in 3 months we out grew the facility that we were in and had to move to a larger place.
All the services that are provided by Islamic Oasis Center are free of cost to anyone who comes to the facility.
Services We Provide for New Refugee Families/ Families in Need:
- ESL Class
- New Blankets
- Kitchen items
- Translation (Arabic, Farsi, Somalian, Urdu, Hindi, Burmese, and many other languages)
- School Supplies
- New Clothing
- Winter Clothes
- Food Pantry first Saturday of Every month
- After School tutoring
- IFtars during Ramadan
- Advocating for Parents/ Students at schools
- Quran Classes
- Helping them Pass their Driving Exam
- Housing Search
We serve around 80-100 children ages 7 and up every night for the after school tutoring. We have around 350-400 families that come during the food distribution every month. Alhamdulillah we have provided brand new blankets to around 5000 individuals. As time goes on we realize other needs that the community might have, which insha’Allah by the help of Allah and our brothers and sisters constant support we would be able to continue to support those growing needs.
WHY SUPPORT US?
The Christian Churches and Missionaries are hard at work, using the desperate circumstances of the refugees to convert them to Christianity. On Devon alone they have opened SIX christian centers to target Muslim Refugees. Some of the strategies that are being used by the missionaries are, to provide after school tutoring, finical support for the families, and also providing rides for their children. They use tutoring to teach children Christian concepts, such as starting their homework by praying in the name of Jesus.
At this time our costs have gone up and we need your help and support to keep this IOC from closing down.
Rent: $5,000 monthly
Garbage Disposal: $110 Monthly (twice a week garbage is removed)
Supplies: $200 monthly (paper towels, toilet paper, dry erase markers, paper, ink, soap, plates, cups, cleaning supplies, and materials for projects.)
Snacks for After School: $250 monthly (We want to promote healthy snacks for our kids that come to the center)
Food Distribution: $5500 monthly (Rice, oil, tea and Sugar for around 400 families)
Heat: Price Changes due to use
Electricity: Price Changes due to use
Which ever way you can help would be greatly appreciated insha’Allah. With your help and support we can continue serving the Muslim Community in the Chicago land area . Jazzakum Allah khiren May Allah give you all your families all that is good in this life and the next ameen!