Life for Relief and Development was founded in 1992 by concerned Arab and Muslim American professionals in response to the humanitarian crises that developed in Iraq as a result of the 1991 Gulf War. Life’s headquarters is located in Southfield, Michigan and employs over 60 staff members worldwide. Life is 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that has become the largest U.S.-founded Muslim American humanitarian relief and development organization. Life is devoted to providing humanitarian aid to people regardless of race, color, religion and cultural background with an annual budget of about $60 million. Life is in Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It is also a member of InterAction, the largest alliance of US based international development and humanitarian non-governmental organizations; Life is CFC certified and has a 4-star Charity Navigator rating. From the headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan Life staff work diligently to raise funds to support Life’s global programs, manage Life’s world-wide field offices, collect in-kind donations to support programs in the USA and throughout the world and maintain good relationships with other US based NGO’s and partners.
Udhiyah in Arabic translates to any animal of the ‘an’aam class (i.e., Cow, Sheep, Goat, or Camel). Udhiyah/Qurbani is the sacrifice of the animals mentioned, after the Eid prayer. It is among the great rituals of Islam and a tradition of his blessed messengers.DONATE TO THIS CAUSE
Emergency baskets are designed to provide immediate aid and relief to survivors of natural disasters and wars. Currently, we are in need of additional baskets in Mosul (Iraq), Syria, and Haiti.DONATE TO THIS CAUSE
Help support a single mother with children who has lost everything from the devastating impact of war and famine. Life has a growing list of families in countries such as Iraq, Gaza, Afghanistan, and newly received refugees in America who are in need of your support.DONATE TO THIS CAUSE
The month of Ramadan is a time of fasting, but more so, it is a time in which Muslims are compelled to give.DONATE TO THIS CAUSE
Life provides books and educational materials to teachers and students in Native American and non-profit schools and colleges in the US while also distributing books, educational materials and equipment, and uniforms for students and teachers in many countries.DONATE TO THIS CAUSE