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AAFS Back to School Drive

AAFS Back to School Drive

School is just around the corner! Arab American Family Services is hosting a Back to School Drive. We are asking for donation for all those who can help get a student on the right track and ready to face the new year! We are looking for donations of backpacks, pens, pencils, folders, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, rulers and glue, to name a few. Donations can be dropped of by Monday, August 15 at our office, 9044 S. Octavia. Education is the key to success, and if we give our younger generation the tools they need, early on, we are...

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AAFS to Host CEDA Rental Assistance Program

AAFS to Host CEDA Rental Assistance Program

Arab American Family Services will be hosting the CEDA to host the Family Support and Community Engagement Rental Assistance Program on Wednesday, August 10 at 9:30 a.m. at our office, 9044 S. Octavia in Bridgeview. The Rental ASsistance Program provides case management and household budgeting for eligible applicants living in suburban Cook County to help them maintain or achieve affordable housing. Financial assistance will be provided to applicants who qualify to further assist them in reaching their goals. Applicants must meet...

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9th Annual Walk in Faith Not in Fear is October 1

9th Annual Walk in Faith Not in Fear is October 1

Arab American Family Services is proud to announce the date for the 9th annual Walk in Faith Not in Fear, domestic violence and cancer awareness walk. The walk will be held on Saturday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lake Katherine Nature Center, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Dr. in Palos Heights. Registration fees are $25 for adults, $10 for children 10 and under. The walk is funded by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, the Chicago Foundation for Women and the Department of Human Services. For more information, or to register,...

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AAFS Kicks of Adopt A Family-4-Eid

AAFS Kicks of Adopt A Family-4-Eid

We hope you’ll join us in bringing the spirit of Ramadan and Eid to our families. Our goal is to make sure everyone has an opportunity to celebrate this very special month. Every year, AAFS ensures that our families are part of this festive time by having our donors support: low-income, single parents, widows and orphans, and disabled parents. HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP: – As a donor, you can request a family to adopt – A list of items will be sent to you, with sizes and gender included, to purchase – If you hate to...

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AAFS to Host Immunization Mobile Unit for Upcoming School Year

School is almost out for the summer, but at Arab American Family Services, we are already thinking about the upcoming school year. We will be hosting an immunization mobile unit here at our office on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In conjunction with the Ronald McDonald House, students from Kindergarten thru senior year of high school will be able to come to our office on 9044 S. Octavia and get caught up with all their shots and physicals for the upcoming school year. For more information, please give us a call at (708)...

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AAFS to Host Epilepsy and Seizure Training for the Community

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Arab American Family Services, in conjunction with the Epilepsy Foundation, will be hosting an epilepsy and seizure training session from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at our office located on 9044 S. Octavia in Bridgeview. After assessing the need in the community, AAFS has determined that there is a high need for a training of this nature. The training will be offered in Arabic and English. Please note that space is limited. If you are interested in attending, or for more information, please email Dana Jabri at:...

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Run With AAFS and Run Domestic Violence Out of Town!

We are calling on all runners to take part in the Chicago Marathon to help “Run Domestic Violence Out of Town.” Arab American Family Services, is taking part in the wonderful event to help raise awareness about domestic violence and with everyone’s help, put an end to this horrible epidemic. We need runners to take part in the Bank of American Chicago Marathon and participate in either the full marathon, half marathon or the 5k. Slots are open and waiting for you to sign up. For more information, please call AAFS at (708)...

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AAFS Symposium on What it Means to be an Arab American Woman

Arab American Family Services intern Radia Mchabcheb is making strides in the Arab community. As part of her fellowship program, Radia will be hosting a symposium at the University of Illinois at Chicago called Nissa: What Does It Mean to Be an Arab American Woman. Nissa is meant to act as a forum/open space for young Arab American women to come and discuss issues they feel need to be addressed in their community. Often times, Arab American women are being underrepresented as far as social issues, politics, and basic advocacy. Our voice...

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