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AAFS Gearing Up for the 8th Annual Walk in Faith Not in Fear

    Please mark your calendar for Arab American Family Services’ 8th Annual Walk in Faith Not in Fear walk to end domestic violence and cancer awareness. It will take place on Saturday, October 3 at 9 a.m. at Lake Katherine, 7402 Lake Katherine Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463. Registration fees are $25 for adults, $10 for kids. If you have any questions, please call (708)...

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AAFS Hosts 3 in 1 Drive for Eid and Back to School

  Arab American Family Services has launched a three in one drive in time for Eid Al-Adha and back to school. For the first time, AAFS is looking for donors who would like to adopt a family for Eid, which is just a few weeks away. We are also looking for food donations as well as school supplies for students gearing up for the 2015-2016 school year. If you are able to help in any way, please give us a call at (708)...

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AAFS Takes Part in Chili’s Give Back Program

  We are urging everyone to participate in an event that will be beneficial to Arab American Family Services and fun for you! We are taking part in Chili’s restaurant “Give Back Program.” With this program, anytime you dine in at Chili’s, and mention AAFS, or the promotional code pictured above, Chili’s will give 15% of your purchase price to AAFS. The program kicks off on June 15 and runs through August 15 and is held every Monday through Thursday. So please take part in this wonderful event and help AAFS continue it’s...

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Save the Date: May 16 is National Arab American Service Day

Arab American Family Services is proud to take place in the 11th Annual National Arab American Service Day, which will take place on Saturday, May 16. This year’s event is preparing meals for the homeless. It will take place at the Chicago Ridge Park District’s Freedom Park located on 6252 Birmingham St.  in Chicago Ridge, IL 60415. Registration will kick-off at 9:00 am and meal preparation will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. A $6 donation is requested to be made by all volunteers who...

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AAFS 8th Annual Walk in Faith Not in Fear set for October 3

Although its months away, Arab American Family Services would like to remind everyone that our 8th Annual Walk in Faith Not in Fear walk to end breast cancer and domestic violence, will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 and Lake Katherine, 7402 Lake Katherine Dr. in Palos Heights, IL 60463. The registration cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children. The cost includes the T-shirt, along with refreshments that will be served. Everyone is encouraged to take part in this event that is for a great cause. For more information, please call (708)...

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7th Annual Arab American Advocacy Week Begins Tuesday

The 7th Annual Arab American Advocacy Week will begin on Tuesday, March 24 through Thursday, March 26 in Washington D.C. The event, hosted by the National Network for Arab American Communities, will discuss seeks to gather Arab Americans from across the country to gather and discuss public policy issues in their communities.  Grassroots and community Arab American leaders will have those days to come together and collectively voice their concerns during a series of activities and meetings with elected officials, representatives from federal...

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AAFS Urging Community to Attend Immigration Workshop

Arab American Family Services is calling on community members to please take part in the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights 4th annual Integration Summit and Citizen Workshop. The workshop will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2014. It will be held at Daley College, 7500 S. Pulaski Road in Chicago. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the event is expected to run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop will include topics ranging from administrative relief, health care, state budget, grassroots fundraising and civic and youth...

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AAFS to Educate Seniors on Medicare Fraud

In January, the Arab American Family Services Elderly Department will be working on setting up a workshop and sessions discussing Medicare fraud for the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP).  We will educate our clients on how to look out for any suspected fraud and how they can report it. We will also be incorporating the workshop with information on the Medicare and the Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI).  We will educate clients with all the new changes with medicaid managed care options and their choices of health plans. If you or someone you...

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AAFS to be Official Collection Site for Food and Toy Drive

Arab American Family Services, in collaboration with the Bridgeview Chamber of Commerce and Industry is taking part in the village’s 25th Annual Food and Toy Drive that will run through Wednesday, December 10. AAFS, located on 9044 S. Octavia in Bridgeview, will be the official collection site for all drop-offs. In the spirit of giving, we are asking for your help this year, with generous donations of food and toys. We ask that food be non-perishable, canned or dried food. All foods must be in the original container, with the original...

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“Heartbeats: The Izzat Project” Kicks of their Tour

Arab American Family Services is proud to support the book tour of “Heartbeats: The Izzat Project. This is a beautiful graphic novel in which six young South Asian women used illustration, writing and theater to explore and share community stories about resilience in the face of violence. In Canada, the comic book has already opened conversations in communities, challenging the way in which the concept of “honor” has been used against women to rationalize control, abuse and violence. It has also been presented to educational...

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