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ZF Social Brunch



Social Brunch

The social brunch that was held on December 12, 2015 focused on letting the community know of the humanitarian projects the youth are working on and how they can partake in the many projects that ZF hosts. Delicious eggs, waffles, hash browns and bagels were served. The 99 Orphans, Rescue Rangers and the Rickshaw team members outlined what they have done this past year and hope to do in the future. The youth groups did a wonderful job talking about their projects and what others can do to stay involved. ZF Center has many wonderful opportunities for the community to get involved and give back to the world. The social brunch serves as an opportunity for families to come together to enjoy their day, and learn about what is happening in the community. The volunteers who work hard at the center put great effort into ensuring the youth acquire essential skills to assist them in life as well as provide tutoring programs to empower them to succeed academically. The center is open to everyone and the hope is that parents and youth take advantage of the many wonderful possibilities to help them achieve greatness.

Bundle Up the World This WInter Campaign: Winter Wonderland Tea party

Winter Wonderland Tea Party


As a part of Bundle Up the World this Winter Campaign, the 99 Orphan and Rescue Rangers team members and their parents worked hard to create a tea party event on the 19th of December to raise funds for winter kits. The team members hosted an Girls Only winter wonderland party. They had many activities such as henna, Pictionary, and charades. They set up beautifully decorated table with hot chocolate bar, smokes, snowman cupcakes, chocolate covered pretzels, truffles, cake pops, cookies, chicken sandwiches, chips, dips, and bagel pizza. The girls played games, got their hair done, ate delicious food, and got dolled for a fun evening. They ended up raising enough money for 12 kits. It was night of fun and they gained great satisfaction from a job well done.


ZF Rain Barrel Team Starts Again in 2015



The ZF Rain Barrel Youth have started their big project in 2015.  This year they will be placing their finished product at Dupont's Nature Center Garden. 

Barbara Hashem, a retired Art Teacher will be mentoring their project.  A group of 14 kids separated into groups.  Some of them will work on the drawing.  Others will be in charge of the painting.  

Don't forget to vote for their barrel once the voting period starts. 



2015 Governor Youth Volunteer Service Awards

Governor's Youth Volunteer Service Awards Dinner

Taken from http://www.volunteerdelaware.org/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=015A0000004pTio


10 Young People and 4 Groups Will Be Honored with the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award on April 21 in Dover DOVER (March 20, 2015) – In recognition of their outstanding service to Delaware, 10 young people and four groups will be honored by Gov. Jack Markell with the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award on April 21 at the Dover Downs Hotel. More than 300 people are expected to join the governor in honoring the young volunteers who were chosen from more than 50 nominees for the annual award. The event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the ceremony starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at www.volunteerdelaware.eventbrite.com

“It is my privilege to honor our young people for volunteering their talents to support people in need and to help strengthen our communities,” Gov. Markell said. “It will be my pleasure to thank our youth for turning their passion for public service into action.” 


ZF Award Winners:

Yusuf Patel

Social Justice and Advocacy    Nominator: Murat Kose

Yusuf Patel was diagnosed with a rare disease at the age of 9 months. Since then, he has used his diagnosis to educate others, advocate for awareness, and lead organ and tissue donor campaigns. From talks at local schools, to creating videos, Yusuf is sharing his journey and encouraging others to become organ donors. One young man in the region with the same disease said that Yusuf’s positive outlook and perspective helped him through the transplant process. 

 Zakat Foundation Rescue Rangers     Community Service Nominator: Barbara Hashem

 The Zakat Foundation Rescue Rangers’ mission is “to inspire others to take action and make a difference.” And make a difference they have. This group of 7- to 12-year-olds has worked to help those in countries affected by disasters through back sales, selling jewelry, and holding special events. Abroad they raised thousands of dollars for those affected by Typhoon Yolanda, and at home, they helped with the Delaware Food Bank and Delaware Watershed. 

The Rescue Rangers who have been consistently volunteering since 2013 and were part of all RR projects were selected:  Mariam Patel, Yusuf Patel, Huda Kose, Meryem Kose, Adeeba Allimulla, Anaum Allimulla, Hana Hubert, Adam Hubert, Merve Kekik & Aadil Syed.

Zakat Foundation Youth Ambassadors      Community Service Nominator: Irfan Patel

 The Zakat Foundation Youth Ambassadors are concerned and dedicated individuals who have spent much of the past few years serving their local and broader community. Their activities ranged from tutoring to environmental activism, and from fundraising for orphans to holding toy drives for foster children. 

High School Volunteers who have been committed ZF volunteers since 2012 were selected for this nomination: Mirac Kekik, Furkan Kose, Bilal Ahmed, Zaid Ahmed, Aarif Majeed, Suehale Almoraisi, Rania Almoraisi & Samiyah Ali Khan. 








Disaster Relief Prep Youth Group

The ZF Disaster Relief Prep Youth group had their first meeting in January 2015.  They discussed goals and projects they would like to complete in 2015.  

Some of the Goals:

  • Get Training on how to prepare for disasters


  • Create Awareness on the benefits of being prepared.
  • Make relief kits

Did you want to join us in becoming better prepared for disasters in our community?

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Next Meeting: Wed. 2/11/15 @ 5pm

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