The American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG), in collaboration with ICNA Relief and Kingsland Properties conducted a Back to School Drive in Jamaica, Queens. We distributed free backpacks, school supplies and toys to children. We also had the MQA team conducting Census 2020 sign ups.
We had a huge turnout where kids from the community were able to get what they needed for the upcoming school year and we were able to sign up 100s of families for the Census 2020. Thanks to all APAG members and volunteers who participated in this noble cause.
Special thanks to Queens Borough President Elect Donovan Richards and Assemblymember David Weprin for attending and distributing backpacks and school supplies.
The American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) is continuing its community outreach efforts by distributing masks in mosques, churches, synagogues, and schools. APAG distributed masks at Madina Masjid in Manhattan, Mishkolz Yigal Yaakov Shul Synagogue in Brooklyn and New Canaan Pentecostal Church in Queens. While Community Outreach Director Sahar Khan distributed masks at Razi School in Queens. Also, many other house of worships and interfaith centers were provided free masks by APAG.
APAG’s conception is rooted in the understanding that we have an obligation to assist and uplift humanity. Holding true to these ideals, APAG assists everyday regardless of race, religion and culture. APAG aims to be a bridge that helps eliminate prejudices and unites people under one banner.
The American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG), in collaboration with the Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and ICNA Relief conducted a Back to School drive at the Nassau County Executive building. Backpacks, school supplies, masks and Census 2020 information were distributed. The event was well organized by Nassau County Asian American Affairs, Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs and Nassau County Office of Hispanic Affairs.
The American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) along with Councilmember Chaim Deutsch conducted a Census 2020 outreach event in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn while distributing grocery bags and masks to community. The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.
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The American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) conducted a food distribution, Census 2020 and voter registration community outreach event in Richmond Hill, Queens. Over 300 community members were served with food. APAG will continue to assist communities in need and make sure communities get counted, while making sure everyone is registered to vote. Special Thanks to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, Assemblymember David Weprin, Councilmember Adrienne Adams and Democratic Assembly Nominee Jennifer Rajkumar for attending and distributing the food.
The American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) along with Queens County Women’s Bar Association and CAG conducted a Voter Registration drive at Darus Salam Masjid on Friday. Voting is one of the most impactful things you can do for yourself and your community. This year’s election goes beyond who will be our president. Your vote is your voice on issues affecting housing, education, employment, healthcare and many more important issues. Help make a difference in your community. Tell your family, friends and acquaintances to make sure they are registered to vote and then make sure they vote.
APAG conducted a Bipartisan Discussion on the 2020 Presidential Election that included community representation from both Democrats and Republicans to provide community with information, facts and knowledge so they can decide which candidates polices are better suited from them.
American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) continued to advocate for Our City Our Vote legislation that would amend the City Charter to permit lawfully present residents, green card holder and those with work authorizations to vote in municipal elections.
America was built by Immigrants and New York City is the city of the immigrants and democracy should be inclusive and reflective of the people who call it home.
This bill is about making democracy better and American Pakistani Advocacy Group is proud to be a coalition partner and fully support this bill. Let’s get it done! #OurCityOurVote
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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the APAG team distributed fresh turkey, food packages and PPE to the Queens community in Hollis. The response by the community was overwhelming which serves as yet another reminder that food insecurity is still relevant during the pandemic. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the community.
Our food packages consisted of fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, bread, rice, atta and other non perishable items.
A special thanks to Queens Borough President Donnavan Richards, State Senator John Liu and Assembymember Khaleel Anderson for joining us to distribute food and PPE.
American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) shared holiday cheers and blessings with the community. The APAG team gathered to spread some holiday joy and support the community during these unprecedented times.
Through our holiday drive, APAG was able to distribute grocery packages including rice, eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit and vegetables. In addition, we gifted children with holiday toys and candies. The Santa brought smiles and cheer to kids faces. We hope that this helped to spread some holiday cheer!
Many individuals and families are still struggling and are unable to enjoy this holiday season as they normally do. Special thanks to Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and Assembly member David Weprin for joining us and showing APAG support.
The American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) is honored to have been awarded and included in the Pakistan Foreign Minister’s Honors list as a result of our substantial and progressive community service work while combating the COVID-19 pandemic in New York.
The Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi hosted a zoom meeting on August 13th honoring all honorees from around the world. This was all possible because of the wonderful APAG members and volunteers who worked day and night to assist the community in the most challenging time. We at APAG are immensely proud of this achievement and will continue to use our platform to engage, enhance, and elevate our community!
Since its inception, APAG has worked tirelessly to serve the underserved. With a focus on the COVID pandemic this year, the need has been immense. This year alone, APAG has conducted several food drives, distributed PPE, conducted voter and census registration efforts, in conjunction with other agencies, and delivered food and Ramadan packages to those in need.
Our service to our communities was commended by the city. We are honored to receive a City of New York Certificate of Recognition from Mayor Bill de Blasio. It is with great honor and gratitude that we accept this recognition for all of our efforts and dedication to serve the community. APAG would like to give our sincere thanks to the board, our members, the community and all of our supporters –you make APAG what we are! We look forward to continuing serving community needs.
The American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) was awarded with a citation from Nassau County Executive Laura Curran for their community work.
American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) members were awarded citations for their extraordinary community service by Assemblymember David Weprin.
APAG members were awarded citation from Councilmember Chaim Deutsch for exceptional service to community
APAG board members received citation from State Senator John Liu for community service.
American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) President, Ali Rashid, along with others trailblazers were honored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams as COVID-19 Hero’s. Citations were provided to individuals and organizations for their outstanding outreach and support to the residents of NYC during the COVID-19 pandemic.