MALA, in partnership with American Muslim Community Services, is raising $5,000 on behalf of the Flint Child Health & Development Fund, established at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan.
The 2014-2016 Flint water crisis has touched the hearts of people nationwide. We know the needs of Flint children exposed to lead, particularly those most vulnerable – children ages 0-6 – are ongoing and long-term.
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of Hurley Medical Center and Michigan State University, founding donor of the Flint Child Health & Development Fund who has been at the forefront of this issue, says “If there was ever a time to invest in our children, it is now. Our Flint children deserve every opportunity to be healthy and successful. The creation of this Fund will further ensure that our children are afforded the resources and interventions to overcome this population-wide exposure to lead.”
Donations help provide:
Optimal child health & development
Early childhood education
Educational and Student Support Services
Continuous access to a pediatric medical home
Access to infant and child behavioral health services
Healthy food access
Safe & healthy home environments
Integrated social services