Our mission is to be the unifying federation of Islamic organizations of greater Chicagoland, the leading advocate of Muslim community interests and a catalyst for enriching American society.


About the campaign

Understanding the problem:

40 million individuals in the United States live in poverty or rely on government assistance to afford food. It’s insufficient, as many families run out of money before the month ends. COVID-19 pandemic, has forced the economic downturn coupled with sweeping layoffs that has exacerbated hunger issues in Chicago and throughout the U.S. Food insecurity in Cook County alone rose by 51 percent last year, according to the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD).

How will CIOGC make an impact?

Your donations will directly be applied to cover infrastructure expenses that will help vulnerable populations of Muslims and other needful communities across the Chicagoland area. Communities who would receive the meat packages include refugees, homeless, poor, needy, and other communities across Chicago. Qurbani commemorates the great sacrifice of Prophets Ibrahim and Ismail. The alternate sacrifice of an animal is to give to those in need.

Our campaign will capture the true essence of being able to provide the gift of Qurbani to communities who need it most. Let us help fulfill your obligations by being the bridge to distribute Qurbani services. In partnership with Islamic Relief, we will distribute frozen meat to communities across greater Chicago.

For Whom is “Udhiaya/Qurbani obligated? 

  • Every sane Muslim of mature age.
  • Non-travelling individuals.
  • Who owns wealth, which is beyond their needs in the calculations of nisab.

What will be done?

Islamic Relief will provide the Udhiya/Qurbani, consisting of 4,000 pounds of lamb and CIOGC will identify families in need and provide the logistics to ensure the meat is distributed to families who need it most.

What kind of meat will be distributed?

Through our partnership with Islamic Relief, we will distribute __5_ pounds of frozen meat to communities in need across greater Chicago.

What your donation can help cover?

Through your donations CIOGC will defray expenses incurred for the logistics for timely distribution of the meat to eligible families, such as transportation, packaging, and delivery.

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If you have any questions contact info@ciogc.org