FacebookTwitterGoogle PlusYoutube

AAFS Looking for Chicago Marathon Donors

Just a reminder that Arab American Family Services will be participating in Snack Days, a city-wide initiative that helps those who are training for the Chicago Marathon. We will be setting up tables and greeting runners by supplying drinks and snacks while they make their rounds in training for the 26.2 mile run. AAFS would love to ask that you please sponsor us if you are running in the Chicago Marathon. If you are looking for an excellent cause to sponsor this year, please consider AAFS.  AAFS will be at the Beverly location on 10328 S....

read more

Changes to ESL Class Locations

As previously mentioned, Arab American Family Services has released its schedule for English as a Second Language classes. Classes will now be held at the Bridgeview Community Center on 7900 S. Oketo in Bridgeview. AAFS is pleased to announce the dates for our next English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. We offer open enrollment for anyone interested in taking the classes and honing their English skills. Classes will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On Mondays and Wednesdays classes will be held from...

read more

AAFS School Supplies and Food Giveaway

Over 35 back to school back packs and book supplies were given to families gearing up for back to school. Thirteen families will be able to send their children back to school, knowing they are ready to tackle the new year! There are still many supplies and back packs to be donated to families in need, who are low-income and single mothers or fathers. The school supplies are for grades first through fifth. Aside from school supplies, AAFS will also be donating food to those in need. If you would like to come in for these generous donations,...

read more

AAFS Ramadan Food Drive Proves to be Major Success

Following the Ramadan Food Drive, AAFS has collected over 13,000 pounds of food. In keeping up with the spirit of Ramadan, donations were made to those who are less fortunate and were not able to consistently put food on the tables for their families. For families who qualified, they were given donations of rice, meat, poultry and vegetables. On Sunday, July 27, the day before Eid al-Fitr, the staff of AAFS rented a truck and donated more food to Iraqi refugees who are struggling. Staff made their way to Bridge to Baghdad, a facility located...

read more

AAFS Opens Registration for ESL Classes

Arab American Family Services is pleased to announce the dates for our next English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. We offer open enrollment for anyone interested in taking the classes and honing their English skills. Classes will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On Mondays and Wednesdays classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, classes will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday classes which will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All classes will be held at the...

read more

AAFS Talks Senior Services with Illinois Department on Aging

AAFS Talks Senior Services with Illinois Department on Aging

On Monday, July 21, Arab American Family Services co-founders Nareman Taha and Itedal Shalabi met with Dr. John Holton, Director of the Illinois Department on Aging and Senior Advisor Latonya Lumpkin. The meeting was to help establish a  partnership and strong connection  to the Department on Aging, in which we strive to bring resources and proper services to the Arab American community. This a a wonderful opportunity to help bring the best solutions to many of the problems that our senior community faces. We want to thank Dr. Holton and...

read more

AAFS Hosts Staff Iftar to Give Thanks

On Tuesday, July 22, the staff of Arab American Family Services, along with their families, participated in an iftar. This gathering was an opportunity for the board members of AAFS to give thanks and praise to the hardworking staff. “This was a chance to give thanks to the staff for all they do,” said Nareman Taha, co-founder of AAFS. “They work so hard and give so much time and dedication to all they do and this is a way to say thank you,” she said. The iftar was held at Buca di Beppo on 15350 94th Ave. in Orland Park.

read more

AAFS Takes Part in 2014 Iftar for Charity

On Thursday, July 24, Yahala Voice and Arab American Family Services were proud host an iftar to give back to the community. The iftar was a unique, successful evening that brought together friends and community members from every race, religion and nationality. For a great cause, the Iftar for Charity allowed for 150 families who had fallen on hard times, to come together and enjoy a wonderful meal and feel connected to a community that genuinely cares. This was a chance for families in need and donors to come together and...

read more

Our Sponsors