MISSION

The mission of SHARE Atlanta, a 501 c3 non-profit organization, is to assist families to achieve self-sufficiency through charitable donations and interventions consistent with Islamic teachings

OUR BOARD

Imam Nadim Sulaiman Ali

Imam Nadim Sulaiman Ali

Board Member

Imam Nadim Sulaiman Ali is one of the founding members of SHARE BOT and is currently serving in the capacity of Treasurer.<br /> Imam Ali has over 30 years experience in social services field. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He is a Husband and father of five. Imam Ali has been a Community Activist for a very long time.<br /> Imam Nadim Ali currently serves as an Amir of the Community Masjid of Atlanta. He is associated with Wholistic Stress Control Institute. He is a Board member at WRFG community radio station. He is a founder of Dawah Ensemble. His affiliations include Tai Chi Health Society.

Imam FurQan Muhammad

Imam FurQan Muhammad

Board Member

Imam FurQan Muhammad is one of the founding members of SHARE BOT and is currently serving in the capacity of chair of Re-Entry initiative.</p> <p>Imam Furqan is a native of Atlanta Georgia and has been serving the Atlanta Community since 1968. He has served as an Imam since 1975 in Griffin, Athens, LaGrange, Marietta, and now in Atlanta. He has worked in Social Services (helping people) most of his life. He has always had a passion to work in Prison Ministry, Outreach and Social Services.

Kareema Hunter MPH, CHES, PMP

Kareema Hunter MPH, CHES, PMP

Board Member

Kareema Hunter is a public health enthusiast who currently does program management and evaluation activities for government and community health programs. Drawing from a unique perspective on health disparities and the social service needs of disadvantaged communities her dual bachelors degree in Anthropology and Biology naturally lead to a Masters Degree in Public Health.

PARTNERS

The mission of SHARE Atlanta, a 501 c3 non-profit organization, is to assist families to achieve self-sufficiency through charitable donations and interventions consistent with Islamic teachings

Organization History and Background

The Services for Human Advancement and Resource Enhancement (SHARE) network spans 10 states and is a charitable service model that was developed by Muslims Association of North America (MANA) in 2000?.  SHARE Atlanta began as an effort to streamline the distribution of charitable funds collected from masjids across metropolitan Atlanta to those in need. SHARE Atlanta has been in business  since 2009, and officially received non profit 501c3 status in 2012.  

 

SHARE Atlanta employs one full time administrator whose primary responsibility is managing intake processes. SHARE Atlanta prides itself on having very little overhead and distributing more than 85% of revenues directly to those in need. Board members volunteer their time to plan, manage programs, and assist with organizational capacity activities.

 

SHARE coordinates needed services for the underserved Muslim population and the communities they reside across Metropolitan Atlanta area.  The primary needs being emergency assistance services for working parents and the elderly, and coordinated social service and fundraising events for nonprofits providing supportive services to the target population. SHARE Atlanta’s primary goal is keeping families housed, fed, and together.  As such, SHARE is in the position to identify the systemic needs of the target population at point of service, and then work with partners to strengthen and create programs that would address those unmet needs. Our partner network is diverse, but share the unified purpose of supporting the underserved toward self- sufficiency and family resilience.       

 

The SHARE Atlanta board has seven members that have extensive experience servicing the target population in the areas of family counseling, substance abuse counseling, nutrition, public health, and social service. 

                           

Our services are not limited to anyone based on race, income level, gender, family composition, homelessness, etc. references are usually required, and no direct payments are sent to requesters, but instead are sent directly to creditors (rental agencies, utility providers, daycare facilities. etc.).  We cater our processes and service mix to meet the needs of the underserved Muslim community in the metro Atlanta area, and are open to community members in the entire metropolitan Atlanta area.

 

The service provisions of SHARE Atlanta are all automated. The intake manager works remotely which ensures recipients privacy and confidentiality.  Resources are limited, and SHARE Atlanta’s has an algorithm that sets limits on support available for each case based on need, availability of funds, and scope of problem.  However our structure allows us to immediately solicit from funders/ donors to support priority cases.  SHARE Atlanta has a listserv that is used to communicate with our donors.  Service survey indicates that all recipients receive between $100-$500 of assistance per request.  In the coming years, SHARE Atlanta would like to better access and service the needs of the underserved and under employed immigrant community, which the 2010 Census estimated to double in Atlanta by 2020.