Dear Community Members,
Thank you very much for your continued support to " Al Majeed Family" children.
The children are doing well, adjusting to their new life with new guardian family.  The children and guardian family are socially and emotionally supported by a team of community members with different expertise. 
One of the challenges for the family is space in their new home.  One of the options is to add living space to the current house to accommodate large family need.  A committee has been established through Muslim Social Services comprising community members, MSS Board members and Guardian family to operate and meet the financial need from the Majeed family fund.  
How can you help the orphan children?
By continuing your generous donation to "Majeed family fund" help meet children's need and a trust fund for future .
How can you donate?
Use this web site for online donation. Choose "Majeed family fund". 
If you want to send a cheque, please use our new mailing address:
Muslim Social Services
P.O.Box 130262
Ann Arbor, MI 48113
 
 
Muslim Social Services is no longer using the office location at 3090 Platt Road, Ann Arbor.  Until MSS  finds its new home to fit the need of services it offers, please use the following mailing address for correspondence.

Muslim Social Services
P.O. Box 130262
Ann Arbor, MI 48113
 
 
 
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(Q 2:261): The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah, is as the likeness of a grain (of wheat or corn); it grows seven ears, each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. And Allah is All sufficient for his creatures needs, All knower. Please become the foremost of 200 helpers by donating  $10 / month
for 12 months to MSS's Helpers Fund.  Leave your imprint by building educational, counseling & Monetary Empowerment programs to serve the need of the community.

 
 
Majeed Family Children are doing well transitioning into their daily life with guardian family.  They are now enjoying end of school year &  Michigan summer, attending summer camp while exploring  various learning opportunities. Majeed family fund is being used to meet children's  day to day need as requested by Guardian family.  MSS is very pleased to have Sr. Karma Basha &  Br. Saad Ghalib overseeing the fund and agreed to work as liaison between Guardian family and MSS. Both of them had been involved from the day one with the children and built a trusted relationship in upholding their best of interest and  a stable future.   Guardian family is planning to extend living space for the five children.  MSS Board of Directors and Trustees of the Majeed Fund are exploring various options with available resources.  
 
 
Assalamu Alaikum,

MUSLIM SOCIAL SERVICES will be hosting a series of workshops presented by Prospect Counseling Services: A Multicultural Approach 

Here is the link for FAMILY WORKSHOP EVENT Registration.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dFVXQjZzenRxMFRjWXpwbDYtLVpEX1E6MA

The workshop will be run by Sr. Tahani Dari (http://www.prospectcounselingservices.com).  

* Promoting Growth & Understanding of Children Based on Research-Based Interventions.
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Dates/Times and Session Topics

* Saturday April 13th, 2013 from 3:00pm-5:00pm

    o  Raising Responsible Kids

* Saturday April 20th, 2013 from 3:00pm-5:00pm

    o  Roots of Behavior Problems In The Home

* Saturday April 27th, 2013 from 3:00pm-5:00pm

    o  Guide The Child To Solve The Problem

* Saturday May 4th, 2013 from 3:00pm-5:00pm

    o  Let Empathy & Consequences Do The Teaching

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Cost: $10.00
* Per Individual
* Per Session

Please fill out registration form via the link above or call (734) 222-5955 (leave a message with your name & sessions you want to attend) 

 
 
Thank you very much for the outpouring of support for the Majeed Family.  The children are with their new guardian family and we are very grateful for the kind donations from many in the community. For updates on any other future needs for the children, please contact us (muslimsocialservices@comcast.net) with your e-mail address.
 
 
As-Salaamu Aleykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuh
Muslim Social Services of Ann Arbor (MSS) is raising funds for a local family of five minor children, whose widowed mother is currently in the final stages of cancer, with limited life expectancy. The family came to the United States from Iraq less than a year ago for humanitarian reasons. With support from MSS, various community members have been working to secure the children's future in various ways including future guardianship and social support. Most, if not all the work, has been conducted purely by community volunteers. MSS of Ann Arbor is raising funds that will directly go to support the family through this very tough time and transition. If you would like to make a donation for this cause, please send donations to:

Muslim Social Services 
C/O: Majeed Family Fund
3090 Platt Road, 
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


If you have any questions, please contact:

Sr. Elizabeth Lindsey 734.369.2783
Br. Saad Ghalib 734-904-8257 
Br. Abdulrahim Alem 734.657.6870
Sr. Karma Basha 734.320.6263


 
 
NEW HOURS!!! 

Modest Intentions is expanding hours to include Wednesday and Thursday, from 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. We are also open on Sundays from noon - 4:00. 

WE ARE NO LONGER OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 9 to NOON.

We are actively working to increase our hours based on suggestions we have received from YOU.. You can help; If you have a couple of hours a week that you can donate to this effort, please call us at 734-369-2783.

Wednesday & Thursday 11:00am-3:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm until 4:00pm
 
 
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ATTENTION PARENTS: U of M Dental School is hosting a FREE dental clinic for kids ages 5 to 12. 


When: Saturday, Feb. 2 2013
Time: 9:00 to 2:00 (registration is @ 8:30)
Where: U of M Dental School, 1011 North University, 2nd floor

There is only room for 100 kids, ages 5-12. Children will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. 


The services available are: Dental Cleanings, X-rays, Sealants, Fillings and Extraction. 

All services are free of charge. 
For more information: UMGIVEKIDSASMILE.ORG

 
 
Engaging Muslims in Washtenaw County by contributing to the well being of the community at large
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh (السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته)
The Board of Director of Muslim Social Services (MSS) have been very busy this year on a number of different issues. We have added three new member in to our ranks (Sr. Lamia Sharmeen, Br. Janil Issa and Br. Rashid Abdur-Rahim) and have said good-bye to two valued members (Sr. Trinka Klima and Br. Khaled Mansour). Our energies have been focused on service development and achieving sustainable funding. We are still in the early stages of both and are excited about the steps we have taken.
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  • Our Website has been redesigned and has an updated look and feel with additional features to help our mission. We encourage everyone to visit it often as this where you will find service updates, community announcement and progress reports.
  • We have incorporated an online donation capabilities that allow our supporter to design a donation schedule that meets their needs.
  • We are able to offer individual and family counseling on a limited basis. This is a program that will eventually become the backbone of our organization. We are actively recruiting qualified social workers from our community. Anyone interested should contact us at (734) 369-2783