The Muslim Student Association’s chapter at Queens College raised the most money for Charity Week, which provides funds for people in need.
Charity Week is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that functions under Islamic Relief and unites young people to raise money.
In late October, more than 20 volunteers organized events like a tennis tournament and a competition with the FIFA video game series.
Khalida Jalili, organizer with MSA, learned about Charity Week from Dr. Muhammad Wajid Akhter.
“I was inspired that university students in various parts of the world were enthusiastically and diligently cooperating together in raising money for their little siblings around the world,” Jalili said.
Since Charity Week began in 2000, MSAs throughout the world raised over $5 million. It helped more than 100,000 children through projects that provided services like prosthetic limbs, educational facilities and teacher training.
Jalili said she was optimistic about the future of Charity Week.
“I’m encouraged for next year knowing that, for first time participation in Charity Week, along with nine other MSAs in USA, QC collected $4,656 out of a total $11,611.66,” Jalili said.