New York City, New York
Smile_Logo3 (2)New York City will proudly participate in its second Fasting 5K and has selected SMILE For Charity as the local recipient of their fundraising efforts. SMILE for Charity is a social services agency distributing Zakat through the lens of social work, as well as a food pantry, diaper bank, emergency health clinic, and a community services agency assisting people with finding jobs and improving quality of life. Their mission is to uplift, inspire and transform communities and families to become self-sustaining and empowered to do the best they can for themselves and their families.

SMILE has partnered with the Khalil Center and designed a Mental Health First Responder certification for leadership in our community (including teachers, imams, administrators, managers, etc.) so they know how to intervene and offer guidance as first responders and containing early stage issues and preventing further escalation.

A portion of the funds raised in New York City will be used to pay for trainers and develop educational resources for the program. Funds will also go the hiring of a mental health research fellow who will publish articles on the strides this project is making, measure impact, and follow up with those who have been trained to see how the certification has benefited them and their communities.

Event Information:

Date June 25
Time  6 p.m.
Location Prospect Park
95 Prospect Park W.
Brooklyn, NY
5K Route
Contact Faisal Khan – fak1@williams.edu