Muslims are supposed to help others during the eid al-Adha as much as they can. It usually happens through sharing the meats of the sacrificed animals during the 4-day celebrations. This year, Silver Sage Foundation came together with Embrace Relief to donate meats to Nevada Mercy & Care.

Nevada Mercy & Care is a charity organization which provides medical and mental health services for the people in need. Our donations will be distributed to the refugees who desperately require support.

We would like to thank Nevada Mercy & Care, Embrace Relief, our donors, and especially our volunteers who spared from their eid time to make this charity operation a reality.

Masjid As-Sabur hadn’t organize any big iftar dinners in this Ramadan due to the pandemic measures. But just for the Night of Power, (Laylat-u-qadr), which is the holiest day of Ramadan month, the masjid made an exception and held an iftar dinner.

As Silver Sage Foundation, we collaborated with other volunteers to bring meals to the event. It was a beautiful night of friendship and spirituality. There were dozens of Muslims coming from all around Las Vegas. After the bountiful iftar dinner, we joined together to perform the Tarawih prayer.

We would like to thank Imam Fateen Seifullah for being a great host and organizing this heartful event. Also special thanks to our volunteers who prepared finger licking meals as always.

Silver Sage Foundation distributed iftar meals around 130 people at Masjid Al-Noor. It was a beautiful event of friendship and faith as Las Vegas Muslims gathered together to break their fast and share the Ramadan spirit. It was especially a refreshing moment for the participants as the pandemic has been preventing such gatherings for a long time. We paid utmost attention to follow the social distancing regulations, but there were heartfelt discussions and friendly exchanges during the evening nevertheless.

We would like to thank Masjid Al-Noor and Islamic Information Center for allowing us to organize this event. We thank everyone who came to eat with us and brought joy to the event. Finally, a special thanks must be given to our volunteers who prepared the meals in their homes. They were quite delicious!

We organized a bake sale fundraiser to raise money to be used in helping the oppressed women in Turkey. To celebrate the International Women’s Day, Silver Sage Foundation’s distinguished members prepared a variety of delicious meals.

Our stand was opened at Anthem Hills Park on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Our volunteers and customers paid great attention to social distancing regulations.

All money will be sent to Turkey and it will be distributed to the women in need as the Turkish government keeps 1000s of people in jail or purged from their job, leaving them in desperate need for financial support.

Silver Sage Foundation’s Teen Project Unit collected clothes to be donated to Hannah’s Closet, a donation drop off and distribution location ran by Fostering Hope which is a ministry of Hope Church in Las Vegas. Fostering Hope supports foster families in various ways. Fostering Hope supports foster children from age 0 to 18, and they also have special programs helping them beyond age of 18 until 21 with the ‘Step Up’ system.

Our volunteer Teen Project youth has been gathering donations from the locals of Las Vegas. And they dropped them off at Hannah’s closet on Tuesday, 19th of January so that those clothes could be distributed to the foster care families. With the initiative named, ‘Coat Drive’ our hard-working teens collected scarves, gloves, boots, coats and hats. We sincerely hope that these clothes will make the cold winter season easier for the foster children.

We applaud our Teen Project volunteers and generous donors for this kind act. And we also give a special thanks to Fostering Hope, especially Donna White who answered our questions patiently and sincerely. For more information on how to help foster children, please visit: https://www.fosteringhopelv.com/

Donna White (Manager of Hannah’s Closet and Care Community Director) answered our question on the Foster Care system such as how many foster children are in Las Vegas, how can we interact with them or support them and what happens when they turn 18.

Silver Sage Foundation’s Teen Project Unit did not stay idle during the holidays and kept working hard on humanitarian efforts. Several teenagers from our high school members prepared home-made noodles and delivered them to Las Vegas and Henderson residents’ doors. In return, they collected donations for the Yemeni people who are fighting against starvation.

The donations were made through Embrace Relief’s ‘Donate for Food Distribution in Yemen’ initiative. The dire situation in Yemen calls for urgent support from all around the world as people are struggling to find food and shelter in the civil-war ridden country. You can make your own donations via the link below:

https://donation.embracerelief.org/food-distribution-in-yemen

We applaud our young volunteers and their mentors on this valiant effort. Further thanks to our generous donors as we wish them happy meals with those heart-poured noodles.

We are welcoming a holiday season with a bittersweet anticipation as the pandemic harmed a significant amount of people both physically and economically all around the world.

As Silver Sage Foundation, we are trying to do our best in order to make things easier for the people in unfortunate conditions. By joining to the Food Ally Program, we distributed more than 100 meals to people in need.

We would like to thank our Women Dialogue Unit for their efforts and perfect organization. We also thank Share Village and Nevada Homeless Alliance for their guidance. And special thanks should be given to Istanbul Mediterranean Restaurant and US Halal Meat for their delicious meals. Last but not least, we thank our generous donors and selfless volunteers who worked hard for hours to organize a smooth meal distribution.

We are welcoming a holiday season with a bittersweet anticipation as the pandemic harmed a significant amount of people both physically and economically all around the world.

As Silver Sage Foundation, we are trying to do our best in order to make things easier for the people in unfortunate conditions. We distributed more than 100 meals by partnering with Nevada Homeless Alliance.

We would like to thank Nevada Homeless Alliance for allowing us to do such an act of kindness. We also extend our special thanks to Istanbul Mediterranean Restaurant and US Halal Meat for their delicious meals. Last but not least, we thank our selfless donors and lively volunteers who worked hard for hours to organize a smooth meal distribution.

According to Fostering Hope, there are approximately 500,000 foster children who require special care and love all around the USA. The number is around 3,500 in Clark County. It is our obligation to help them in anyway we can.

Our shining star, Teen Project youth gathered clothes for the foster children in Las Vegas. They gathered boxes of teen clothes from the volunteering families and dropped them at Hannah’s Closet. We partnered with Fostering Hope to gather children clothes donations and contribute to the foster care efforts in Las Vegas.

We also prepared Christmas greeting cards for the foster care children. We are extremely glad and happy to be a part of this initiative. We pray for each foster child to find a warm home. We would like to thank to our volunteer youth, cloth donors and Fostering Hope/Hannah’s Closet.

Silver Sage Foundation youth did not give up on kindling the Thanksgiving spirit in 2020 even though we are passing through a terrible pandemic. With the help of their volunteer mentors, our Teen Project unit organized several activities for the Thanksgiving 2020.

Giving Tuesday – Food and Clothes Drive

The Teen Project members collected non-perishable food to distribute to the people in need living in Las Vegas. They are also collecting gently used teen clothing until the 15th of December. The donations can be dropped at our location.

Visit to the Seniors

People might feel quite lonely during these pandemic times, but the seniors who reside at senior houses are in the extreme end of this loneliness. To make their Thanksgiving cheerful, our youth unit made a visit to Merrill Gardens with thank you cards and flowers.

Pie Decoration Contest

Thanksgiving and pies is a great match. Unfortunately, we cannot come together to enjoy these delicacies in this year’s Thanksgiving. But we organized a pie decoration contest online to showcase our children’s artistic talents and taste some virtual sweetness. The submission period is over, and the pies await your votes at this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXODIjGxBOAkVy-o_mNgCpkp6mk-b2RgEckezc6U1Vxzx5Jw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Young Talk Series – 1

Teen Project started a series of Zoom lectures in which we invite successful people from different career paths who can become role models to our youth. The first part of this series was held on November 28th. Our guest was Sevde Ilhan who is a post-graduate student at UCLA. Our next meeting will be held on December 10th and we will have several engineering students from various fields such as chemistry and landscape to give our future-college students some insights.