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Under MY Wing mentorship program

Under MY Wing has prepared more than 40 students for college

Other programs exist to pick up the pieces.

Our education department works tirelessly to make sure the pieces do not fall! 



Under MY Wing Mentorship program guides students through an intense journey of college readiness and career exploration. Students also have access to live tutors who are qualified and available for one-on-one help.  

Our partnership with local school districts gives our tutors access to students' grades and progress. This allows us to be the healthy reminder that the students’ academic success is non-negotiable.

Here, students do not have to go at it alone!

Participants hear from industry professionals on a weekly basis. They are also matched with college student mentors who follow a 12-week, tailor-made curriculum that touches on everything from deciding on a major to being Muslim in college.  

The end of the school year is quickly approaching. We will celebrate three graduating seniors in our program. We are also planning some virtual information sessions for students and families of students who are entering their freshman year of college in Fall 2021-2022. Stay tuned!

Under MY Wing is also recruiting college student mentors for the 2021-2022 academic year. If you know any dynamic young people who would enjoy showing a high school student the ropes of doing well in college, make sure they know about this opportunity. Interested applicants can express interest via email at


Dorothy Hassan
Director of Education, MY Project USA

Ramadan Children In Need Fundraiser
Ramadan Fundraiser 2021


2021 Eid Toys Drive Is Here.

This year COVID-19 Pandemic is still shaping our Toys Drive.

For the safety of all children and families, we are ordering the toys and gifts online that selected youth volunteer teams will pack and deliver with care.

Please also join us in making goody bags for our precious children in two communities. There are more than 2000 children in this community, your gifts will brighten their Eid Day and will make it a happy Eid for parents as well.

MY Project USA aims to protect and empower American Muslim youth. It is committed to addressing the issues including drugs, gangs, sex trafficking, bullying, drinking, violence, radicalization, and others that are facing Muslim youth in contemporary American society. It also aims to empower them by creating opportunities for them to become productive citizens and strong community leaders of the United States of America.

Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to the nonprofit.

This Eid, your Zakat can go on to feed entire households

Ramadan Mubarak to all of our observing followers.

By giving Zakat to MY Project USA, you can amplify the power of your donation more than three-fold.

With just a $10 contribution, we are able to give greater than $30 worth of produce on your behalf. Eid is a very important time for many of the families we serve, as a majority of them hail from Muslim majority countries.

For this special Eid pantry offered May 11th, we intend to serve large quantities of sugar, cooking oil, basmati rice, and a variety of fresh produce. With the lingering Covid-19 pandemic, our local communities have suffered from food insecurity more than ever. You can help put smiles on the faces of a family in need! We would love to distribute goods on your behalf if you are able to send in your donation prior to 11:59 PM EST on May 10th.

MY Family Pantry is an initiative of MY Project USA that is 100% run and led by students. We distribute fresh produce and groceries to hundreds of individuals in our community every week As we near our Eid pantry event later this Ramadan, more updates on provisions and the event will be provided.


Please consider giving your Zakat this Ramadan at: or click on the button below.

Additional Donation Methods:




Announcing our special Zakat Al-Fitr Pantry

Tuesday, May 11th!

Please note that for this pantry, our serving hours will be 1 hour later than usual with the event spanning from 11 AM-1 PM. 

Volunteering signup information will be provided soon! 💛

Please consider donating to our MY Family Pantry Zakat Al-Fitr Fundraiser this Ramadan by clicking the button below.

Did You Know We Fit Six Out of Eight Zakat Criteria? 

We are Zakat eligible since it falls into six of the eight categories of Zakat as commanded by Allah SWT in the following verse of the Quran:

"Zakat expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah and for the [stranded] traveler - an obligation [imposed] by Allah. And Allah is Knowing and Wise. (Quran 9:60)"

The first and second category of “for poor and for the needy” applies since we are helping poor local and refugee Muslim families.

The fourth category of "bringing hearts together" applies since we serve all needy people regardless of their faith, ethnicity, or race. We also work with individuals that are attracted to Islam and Muslims and prefer working with us to learn more.
The fifth category “freeing captives” applies since we are addressing human trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery, prevention, and intervention. We are specifically focusing on freeing sex slaves from their masters and then helping them in reestablishing their lives.

The sixth category of "paying the debt" applies since we take care of families, single moms, and family violence victims dealing with debts and financial instability.

The seventh category “the cause of Allah” applies because we are protecting and empowering Muslim youth and families in America. Through our work, we are addressing drugs, gangs, violence, suicides, radicalization, homelessness, and hunger through capacity building of the individuals and the community. Through the documentation and publicity of our work, we seek to address Islamophobia as well. Our goal is to preserve Islam and the Muslim community in America at its best.

According to the majority of scholars, Zakat can be given to those who volunteer to fight in the cause of Allah (SWT) and do not receive a fixed salary from the government. This also applies to the operational cost/salaries of a non-profit organization like ours that fits the other categories of zakat eligibility.

You can choose any of the following methods to send your zakat or other donations our way. 

ONLINE: Our Website  or Our Facebook Page

MAIL: Write Your Check to “MY Project USA” & Mail it to PO Box 1311, Hilliard, OH 43026

More Info: - 614-905-0977

We're Excited to Announce:

MY Professional Mentoring Initiative

The focus of this initiative is to ensure that the underserved high school students and young adult students are prepared for post-secondary education, trade schools, or entry-level professional success.

Our aim is to develop professional skills such as communication skills, career development soft-skills, goal setting, self-efficacy for personal and professional development; and academic development skills such as college application process and knowledge about career fields.

This program aims to develop healthy decision-making in young people by providing them with professional adult mentors who can listen, guide, and provide meaningful opportunities.

Zeenath Sheikh

Director, Professional Development, MY Project USA

Iftar Kitchen Serving Food
MY Project USA Iftar Kitchen Volunteers
MY Project USA Iftar Kitchen Food
MY Project USA Iftar Kitchen Volunteers serving food

MY Iftar Kitchen 2021

Total meals served in the first 15 days of Ramadan: 1156

A Big Thanks to All of the Sponsors, Donors, and Volunteers Who Make This Possible

MY Project USA - Splendid Saturday


This year at MY Project USA we are incorporating many new initiatives. One of the amazing initiatives is lead by Binish Hussain. 

Our Department of Health and Life Coaching will tackle the challenges and struggles these kids face on a daily basis makes them vulnerable, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Alongside other empowerment programs, these coaching programs and sessions will provide our youth with the support need and help them learn the skills to be able to fight against the odds and become a shining star, looking forward to a brighter and positive future.

With your donation, it will help us at MY Project USA raise awareness and organize programs to encourage the emotional and mental well-being of the youth and families we serve.

7 Ways To Make An Impact By Your Zakat

1. General Funds To Sustain The Organization - The Most Needed
Help us build an infrastructure that would serve the community for years to come.

2. Food Pantry / Soup Kitchen

3. Protect & Empower A Youth
Help us foster strong, compassionate, caring Muslim youths free of drugs, gangs, and other crimes. Help us raise leaders of tomorrow through Reading Warriors, Mentorship Program, Sports, etc. 

4. Help Uplift A Family In Need
We support families in need by paying for their Rents, Utilities, Baby Items, Debts, Cash Assistance for Essentials, and also by job training and employment if applicable.

5. Parent/Adult Education
We offer ESL Classes, Parenting workshops, and one on one counseling to refugee parents struggling with day by day parenting challenges in a new country.

6. Support Victims of Human Trafficking Domestic Violence & Child Abuse 

7. Help Provide a Job Training & Find A Job for a Jobless Person 


MY Helpline: 

Rent & Utilities Support Available From COVID-19 Emergency Funds

We have been working very hard in securing grants and building collaboration with other partners to help our clients. Thanks to The Columbus Foundation, United Way of Central Ohio, and IMPACT Community Action, we are still able to help more of our families with their rent and utilities. If you or someone you know needs help, please ask them to contact us at 614-905-0977 or


8 Locations In Columbus To Drop Off Donations - Truck Pick Up Available For Large Donations

You can now drop off your donations of new and gently used clothes, shoes books, toys and other small non-breakable items in a donation box near you. These location Include: 

Noor Islamic Cultural Center -  5001 Wilcox Rd. Dublin 43016
Masjid Omar Ibn El-Khattab -  580 Riverview Dr, Columbus, OH 43202
Masjid Nimrah - 4501 Refugee Rd, Columbus, OH 43232
MAS Youth Center - 4615 Northtowne Blvd, Columbus, OH. 43229
Turkish American Society of Ohio (TASO) - 2885 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
Ahlul Bayt Society - 2580 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
The First Congregational Church - 444 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Quick & Easy Mart -  4197 Cleveland Ave. Columbus
MY Deah's Warehouse - 4004 Fondorf Dr. Columbus, OH 43228.  During Business Hours Only

We are looking for more locations. If interested in helping us or have any other question, please contact us at


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