APPNA Civic Engagement Committee is formed to encourage increased involvement of membership in their local communities through service. Our country is at crossroads at this point in history and it is paramount to increase our visibility in our nation so that fellow citizens could judge us directly through our actions and break down man made barriers. Appna civic engagement invites membership to not only share their ideas but also become part of this journey of compassion by broadening the vision of our organization in these uncertain times.

Dr. Babar Cheema, MD
Chair

Food Pantry Project

It is important in these changing times that APPNA members should get actively involved in community projects throughout USA and engage local communities through provision of humanitarian and healthcare services and foster a sense of brotherhood among fellow citizens. In an effort to increase the involvement of APPNA and its membership in community based projects in the US, ‘The Civic Engagement Committee’ was formed by our president, Dr. Sajid Chaudhary. This committee is being chaired by Dr. Babar Cheema. Various projects are set forth by the APPNA Civic engagement committee, one of the significant tasks this year is the National Food Pantry Project.

National Food Pantry Project will provide financial support to local food pantries throughout the US. The local chapters/component societies will identify their local food pantries so they can develop a positive relationship in the community by their voluntary work.This will also help APPNA youth who require community hours for their schools and hence increase their involvement.

We sent invitation letters to all the component societies in April 2017. Until now, 5 chapters (Virginia, DMV, APPNETS, North Carolina, and South Central Pennsylvania) and 3 Alumni associations (AKUAANA, AIMCAANA, and LMCAANA) have pledged for the project. The total pledged amount is $24,200.

Funds raised by chapters and alumni component society will be matched by central APPNA. APPNA will initially provide $25,000 for this project. APPNA will use sponsorship dollars to support this initiative. APPNA will match 50 cent to a dollar with a maximum of $2000 per chapter/component society.

The Food pantry fund collection will continue until June, 23rd 2017. All the component societies are requested to support this important endeavor. The donation will be deposited in an APPNA sub-account for Food Pantry program.

Chapters and alumni component society will determine the total number of volunteering days at each food pantry in 2017 and so on. APPNA will provide T-shirts for volunteers and letters to the participating youth for their community service hours.

We request you to be involved and contribute in this project which will help feed hungry, indigent fellow citizens. Your donations are tax deductible but they will have a higher purpose in the Blessed month of Ramzan. Please help us to make it successful.

Mail your contribution to APPNA: 6414 South Cass Ave, Westmont, IL 60559.

Memo: Food Pantry Project.

Sincerely,
Habib Chotani, MD 
APPNA, Civic Engagement Committee, 2017

Rehan Khan, MD
APPNA, Civic Engagement Committee, 2017

It is important in these changing times that APPNA members should get actively involved in community projects throughout USA and engage local communities through provision of humanitarian and healthcare services and foster a sense of brotherhood among fellow citizens. In an effort to increase the involvement of APPNA and its membership in community based projects in the US, ‘The Civic Engagement Committee’ was formed by our president, Dr. Sajid Chaudhary. This committee is being chaired by Dr. Babar Cheema. Various projects are set forth by the APPNA Civic engagement committee, one of the significant tasks this year is the National Food Pantry Project.

National Food Pantry Project will provide financial support to local food pantries throughout the US. The local chapters/component societies will identify their local food pantries so they can develop a positive relationship in the community by their voluntary work.This will also help APPNA youth who require community hours for their schools and hence increase their involvement.

We sent invitation letters to all the component societies in April 2017. Until now, 5 chapters (Virginia, DMV, APPNETS, North Carolina, and South Central Pennsylvania) and 3 Alumni associations (AKUAANA, AIMCAANA, and LMCAANA) have pledged for the project. The total pledged amount is $24,200.

Funds raised by chapters and alumni component society will be matched by central APPNA. APPNA will initially provide $25,000 for this project. APPNA will use sponsorship dollars to support this initiative. APPNA will match 50 cent to a dollar with a maximum of $2000 per chapter/component society.

The Food pantry fund collection will continue until June, 23rd 2017. All the component societies are requested to support this important endeavor. The donation will be deposited in an APPNA sub-account for Food Pantry program.

Chapters and alumni component society will determine the total number of volunteering days at each food pantry in 2017 and so on. APPNA will provide T-shirts for volunteers and letters to the participating youth for their community service hours.

We request you to be involved and contribute in this project which will help feed hungry, indigent fellow citizens. Your donations are tax deductible but they will have a higher purpose in the Blessed month of Ramzan. Please help us to make it successful.

Mail your contribution to APPNA: 6414 South Cass Ave, Westmont, IL 60559.

Memo: Food Pantry Project.

Sincerely,

Habib Chotani, MD
APPNA, Civic Engagement Committee, 2017

Rehan Khan, MD
APPNA, Civic Engagement Committee, 2017