The “One Link, One Chain” mantra, coined by IMAN’s Green ReEntry cohorts in both Chicago and Atlanta, has come to define our continued efforts to unite hearts and help positively transform communities. During Ramadan, we embarked on the “One Link, One Chain” Fundraising Drive to deepen our model for inner-city health, wellness and healing across the country. Thanks to The Most High, and to your extraordinary generosity, we were able to meet and exceed our $1 million fundraising goal!
Reaching that landmark will enable us to expand access to holistic health care services for visitors to our Community Health Center, engage even more communities with spiritually rooted and socially conscious artistic expression, and strengthen the organizing campaigns addressing critical issues of criminal justice reform and food justice. With your support, our Green ReEntry program is better positioned to flourish–training and equipping dozens of new cohort members for success, including the first-ever women’s cohort.
The blessings of Ramadan were felt through many inspiring and spiritually rejuvenating events. In Atlanta, staff and organizers hosted neighbors and partner organizations for a public iftar, in addition to constructing a community garden with Roswell Community Masjid. Both Green ReEntry cohorts gathered in Atlanta for an iftar and a two-day summit, which demonstrated the transformative power of the “One Link, One Chain” ethos. In Chicago, hundreds of people attended the annual Community Iftar, weekly Ramadan Reflections, and various ‘Refresh the Hood’ events.
IMAN again thanks its supporters for their sincere generosity, inside and outside of Ramadan. Please follow us on social media @imancentral and @imanatlanta, and continue to keep our work in your prayers.