This Ramadan support your local Islamic Center, Noon Academy during this difficult time. A year ago we never thought that we would still be dealing with a global pandemic.
Noon Academy has been been surviving mainly off of donations at this point as we have exhausted all other support. Due to the closure of the masjid, and the stalled enrolments, funds are becoming scarce.
THE CURRENT SITUATION:
With the center being closed due to COVID-19 and limited in capacity for most of 2020, it has been difficult to keep up with the operating expenses for both the Elementary school and the Masjid.
Here are some financial realities about Noon Academy we’d like you to be aware of:
Noon Academy has always been chronically underfunded, without the community support at this time the entire community center is at risk.
There are 3 key upcoming fundraising windows that have been impacted by the closure:
o Lailatul Ihsan Annual Gala
o Good Friday
With these events the center collects enough in donations to continue to operate and pay the rent. With Lailatul Ihsan we were able to raise enough for a portion of the annual rent.
As the Imam of Noon Academy, I am asking for community assistance to raise 75k dollars to help with operating costs of the Masjid and School as follows:
-SUPPLIES & MAINTENANCE: 12,000
-PROFESSIONAL FEES: $13,655
-EQUIPMENT & OFFICE EXPENSE: 8,000
-VIRTUAL COMMUNITY SERVICES: $17,000
WHO WE ARE:
Noon Academy has served as a spiritual home for over 10 years and many families have benefitted from this community and school.
Noon Academy is a masjid and a welcoming community center with educational services for adults, intensive youth courses, and weekly religious studies programs with children, all designed to educate and stimulate minds with ideas grounded in Islamic scholarly traditions.
Currently the courses are all being held virtually and we are striving to continue our social events and religious celebrations virtually as well to bring the community together.
Noon Academy elementary school has a low teacher to student ratio which enables our teachers to connect more with their students and their families, which adds to the welcoming, home-like, atmosphere. We currently have seven technically advanced classrooms filled with innovative teaching and learning equipment, manipulatives and materials.
Virtual Jumma (300+ views)
Adult and youth courses Weekend Islamic school classes Ramadan programs
Youth programs & mentorship New Year's program
For all the great community events and initiatives that Noon provides please visit www.noonacademy.net
We are asking you to support us by planning your donation to Noon amongst all the other financial planning you are doing at this time. We have a large fundraising goal to raise virtually, please donate as much as you are able.
I want you to imagine coming out of this pandemic and there is no Noon Academy to take your family to.
No Jummah where Shaikh Waleed Almakee challenges us to look at the condition of our hearts.
No community events where your children can become more connected to their deen through lifelong friendships.
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