May 1, 2017 

APF Nationwide Serve America Campaign Launch

Each day Pakistani Americans across the United States serve the country they call home, the United States by partaking in service activities to feed the hungry, serve veterans, provide medical care, care for the elderly and victims of violence, and more.  The American Pakistan Foundation is launching the Serve America campaign to encourage members of the the Pakistani American community and beyond to give back to those in need by joining and organizing local volunteer projects and to highlight ongoing work.  The APF community has planned two events--one a the Food Bank for New York City and the other at Central Union Mission in DC.  All are welcome to sign up to volunteer at either location or join the campaign with a newly initiated or existing project by signing up below .  Groups and organizations are welcome and encouraged to participate.  Nominations of community members who are committed to service are welcome.

Food Bank for New York City

Watch to learn more about the Food Bank for New York City
Friday, May 19, 2017

11:30 AM: Columbia University (116 Street and Broadway gate) -  travel via subway and bus
12:50 PM: Venue: Food Bank for New York City at the Hunts Point Cooperative Market
End time: 3:30 PM

Advance registration by May 10th is required and space is limited - all are welcome:

The Food Bank solicits food donations from partners including wholesalers and retailers based at the Hunts Point Cooperative Market. Volunteers will repack food for redistribution throughout the five boroughs. The food is then distributed to a network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide. The Food Bank provides approximately 62.5 million free meals per year for New Yorkers in need. Last year, the value of donated food was $31.6 million.  

Notes: Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.  Further details will be provided via email.

Central Union Mission in Washington D.C.


Sunday, May 21, 2017
1:50 PM - 6 PM
65 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington D.C.

Advance registration by May 10th is required and space is limited - all are welcome:

Project: cooking and serving food - no previous experience required
Organized by YAPP - Young American Pakistani Professionals

In order to help serve the 12,000 men, women, and children living without a home in the DC area, Central Union Mission 
provides free meals at least three times each day, distributes free groceries, clothing, and furniture, operates an emergency shelter program, a retreat and recreation center with a camp for underprivileged children, and programs for isolated seniors, computer and job training, and access to transitional and low-cost housing. 

Join the Campaign

If you are interested in organizing your own service project or are already involved with a project you would like to have highlighted as part of our larger campaign, please fill out   this survey by May 10th.  New projects should take place in June or later to allow for enough planning time.  We also welcome nominations of community members who are committed to service.

Project leads will work with staff at charitable organizations to coordinate and confirm project details including the date, location, time, number of volunteers the project can accommodate, and work description.

Possible project ideas include working at soup kitchens, with public restoration projects, at senior-citizens homes, and more!

Join by May 10th:

APF will follow-up with further details and reserves the right to promote only select projects.

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