19 Nov

Mamade Kadreebux Art Exhibit, Book Reading “See What is in the Stars” Sat., Nov. 19, 2016

Mamade Kadreebux, “See What is in the Stars”, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
see-what-is-in-the-starsYou are invited for the Book Reading of Mamade Kadreebux’s latest book “See What is in the Stars”, mamadeshowSaturday, Nov. 19, 2016 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. He will be reading a passage from his new book and hopes to see you there.

Art Exhibit:
REALITY AND DREAM: Paintings and Photographs
Far Out Gallery
3004 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 463-5537
https://www.facebook.com/faroutgallery/

la-maison-dans-le-reveMamade- La Maison”La Maison dans Le Reve” by Mamade Kadreebux
REALITY AND DREAM: Paintings and Photographs
From November 5 – 26, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 12, 12 – 6 pm / Artists’ Talk 2 pm

About Artist Mamade Kadreebux:
Mamade Kadreebux has travelled the globe for many years and photographed some of the most secluded places in the world.

Mamade Kadreebux can not be described, there are no words, so I will not try! You simply MUST experience him, get to know him. Author, artist, photographer, lecturer, inventor, you can purchase his latest book “Following The Muse”……. but here’s where there are no words.

19 Nov

Jewish and Muslim Groups Join for Warm Coat Drive GREAT SUCCESS

barry-m-2When the temperature drops, most people reach into their closet and pull out a coat.

However, for those who don’t have a closet or even a coat, cold weather just means more misery. It’s particularly bad on those assembled along the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Black Hills. Many are Native Americans in unthinkable poverty!

In an effort to alleviate that misery and make a small, but significant difference in the lives of children and adults in need, Barry Barkan and the Live Oak Institute, Ashoka Foundation, and Jewish Congregation Beth El; the Berkeley Masjid and their neighbors; and the AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION, (AMWF) formed a “One Warm Coat Drive”!

The project started as a result of a conversation between Barry Barkan and Abdul-Jalil in front of the Masjid during the weekly Jumaah “Free Farmers Market” Food Giveaway at the Berkeley Masjid in Berkeley, Ca, iA.The effort was facilitated by Dr. M. Yusuf Sheikh and Gamil Serajuddin at the Masjid!

We received hundreds of items, and cash donations that was used to buy more goods, that was trucked to Concord, packed and sent off to those in need!!barry-m-5

This simple idea of collecting coats and distributing them to those who need them will stretch on through December, maybe longer.

Now, AMWF wants to have individuals, retailers, schools or businesses to host a Warm Coat Drive. You can host your area collection with local residents by having a collection box at a Starbucks, at the Park, at churches, at the YMCA, your local business, or Masjid. We can arrange to stop by several times a week to pick up the donations. We will also accept cash donations. 

AMWF has set a goal of collecting 2,000 warm items this year with our wish list of all clean, reusable or new warm items including: coats, blankets, hats, scarves, sweats and other warm items in any and all sizes, infant through adult.

Donations may be made by check and mailed to: AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION (AMWF- Warm Coat), 7633 Sunkist Drive, Oakland CA  94605-3032; you can donate with Paypal email to: amwft@amwftrust.org, or our PayPal Fundraising Link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SE6DGFDH9XVKL 

Donations may also be made digitally on the web at: http://amwftrust.org 

Questions?  Please call: (510) 394-4101. Email: amwft@amwftrust.org

30 Oct

Autistic Savant Scholar Society

Autistic Savant Scholar Society (ASSS)

Donations
As you probably know t
he Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation (AMWF) set out to raise $50,000 before August 1,
2016. We were unable to meet that goal and lowered our goal and extended the time to November 1, 2016 for our Autistic Savant Scholar Society. There’s still 1 
week left to donate so let’s see how much more we can raise!


If you’d like to donate you can find out how to do so here. Finally to all donors we’ve had so far, your support has helped us to get within distance of our goal. I cannot put into words how much this means to us so “Thank you!”
Since the day of announcement we’ve struggled to receive actual payment of the pledges of donations, but we are  close to our revised goal and there’s still time left to donate so if you can please do. Maybe we can smash our goal?

We are also raising money directly for selected families affected by autism so they can continue to get support, but to do this we need your help.

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Families affected by autism want what every family wants – for their loved ones to be healthy, to learn, enjoy friendships, work, to live fully. They know that access to care, active lifestyles, and opportunities for independence will make all the difference throughout their loved one’s journey. Too often they struggle to find and afford effective interventions.
AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION, (AMWF) helps families by identifying individuals with autism and matching them with funding organizations best equipped to provide therapeutic, educational, recreational, and employment supports for people with autism.
With so many worthy causes and institutions to consider, it must be as challenging as it is satisfying to plan your charitable gifts each year. Donors frequently tell us they trust AMWF to:
•    Increase the awareness of autism and the acceptance of people with autism
•    Listen to, advise, and focus on helping families living with autism
•    Vet top service partners offering educational, recreational and therapeutic supports
•    Stretch further as the autism prevalence numbers rise as more and more US children are diagnosed
•    Operate on a lean budget so that every dollar raised helps families
•    Demonstrate the accountability for which we have been recognized
•    Offer fun and meaningful donor engagement opportunities throughout the year
Donors demonstrate their values by supporting AMWF, and their faith in us to share their investments thoughtfully and as tangibly and directly as possible. Together we bring hope and opportunities to more than 35,000 people a month. Join us

About the Educational Technology Program:
Realizing the gains that many people with autism have achieved using the iPad, the goal of the program is to help fill the financial and technological gap for families with individuals with autism and organizations that assist individuals with autism with programs specifically serving individuals with autism and have an estblished technology program in place or have expressed an interest in starting a program using the iPad or other technology tools.
Applications will be considered for any technology tools and/or training that improve learning outcomes or performance. Maximum request is $5,000.00. Examples of items funded include but are not limited to:
Tablets & Accessories
Apps
Smartboards
Laptops
Technology Training

Applicants must show evidence of need or a current curriculum that is utilizing education technology or outline their plan for instituting a program and for training staff on appropriate use of the technology and associated apps. One request per family is eligible to be awarded an Education Technology grant annually.

Brain in Hand
Brain in Hand is an autism support app designed to reduce anxiety.

Home Services
For hundreds of autistic people, support helps to make the difference between isolation or family dependence and the chance to lead a full life. Our services provide access to valuable resources to give autistic people the confidence and skills to live well, enjoy the activities that others take for granted, or simply to take a break.

Educational Support
Every child with autism is different so we work individually and with those working with them, to help them thrive and enjoy learning, and to make the best possible progress.
We support children and young people within mainstream schools and in specialized, advanced and higher education.

In the Community
Whatever you want to do, whether it’s go to college, sing in a choir, relax in a cafe, learn to swim or meet new people, we’re here to help.
Our team offer referrals for all kinds of support and activities for groups, adults or children, or try 1-1 Support.

Equal Education Rights Service
If you need support with your autistic child’s access to education, our Equal Education Rights Service can help.

Community Care Service
Our Community Care Service offers referrals for advice about support from social services for autistic adults and children.

Diagnostic Services
We offer referrals for diagnostic services for autistic people of all ages.

Access
We welcome enquiries about referrals, find the information and contact details you need to help you access the services YOU need.

1-1 Support Guides
Enjoy opportunities and activities outside the home with flexible outreach referral services.

Friends and Mentors
A great way for adults and children with autism to learn new social skills and increase their confidence.

Below is an article on how Apple is contributing to the cause.

Apple Lends Hand To Autism Research


APPLE SAID THIS WEEK THAT AUTISM WILL BE AMONG THE CONDITIONS STUDIED THROUGH ITS RESEARCHKIT FRAMEWORK.

Apple is teaming up with autism researchers in an effort to assess whether the iPhone could be used to help identify young children who may be on the spectrum.
The technology giant said this week that autism is one of three new conditions that will be studied through ResearchKit, an open-source framework that allows scientists to collect data via iPhone apps.
Through an app called “Autism & Beyond” that takes advantage of Apple’s ResearchKit technology, Duke University researchers are looking to collect information from families around the world to test whether a smartphone app can reliably screen kids for autism.
The app includes a parent questionnaire as well as a series of short videos for the child to watch, which are designed to elicit various emotions. Using the iPhone’s camera function, analytical software within the app will assess the children’s facial responses.
Researchers said they hope to collect information from children ages 1 to 6 three times each over the course of six months. Parents will receive feedback, which could include tips for addressing behavior issues or a recommendation that they seek further evaluation for their child.
“Our goal is to develop a screening, like hearing or eyesight at schools,” said Guillermo Sapiro, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke. “They don’t get glasses — they get a referral.”
If successful, researchers said that app-based screening could help identify children with autism at younger ages allowing them to enter intervention programs sooner and see better outcomes long-term.
“It is simply not possible to train enough people to meet the need for early childhood diagnosis,” said Helen Egger, chief of Duke’s Division of Child and Family Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience. “This may be the only way to get screening out to more people.”
First launched six months ago,  Apple said more than 100,000 people are already participating in ResearchKit studies looking at everything from asthma to Parkinson’s disease. In addition to autism, Apple said that new projects will focus on epilepsy and melanoma.

Donations may be made by check and mailed to: AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION (AMWF- Autistic Scholar), 7633 Sunkist Drive, Oakland CA  94605-3032; you can donate with Paypal email to: amwft@amwftrust.org, or our PayPal Fundraising Link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SE6DGFDH9XVKL

Donations may also be made digitally on the web at: http://amwftrust.org
Questions?  Please call: (510) 394-4101. Email: amwft@amwftrust.org

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Jalil

30 Oct

EMERGENCY: HAITI HURRICANE RELIEF! How You Can Help.

Adeel“In another religion they honor people who serve like you with Sainthood!”” – Economics Professor Adeel Malik, Oxford University, England and World Renowned News Expert Commentator, speaking about Abdul-Jalil and the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation.
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“GOD sent me an ANGEL!”” – Hammer, speaking about Abdul-Jalil

 

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“Jalil, YOU ARE A TZADIK (SAINT)!”Barry Barkan, Ashoka Fellow at Ashoka Institute: Innovators for the Public

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“I thank GOD for you and for bringing you into my life and for the ministry you have been given to help the people of God!” – Pastor L. J. Jennings, Kingdom Builders Christian Fellowship, speaking about Abdul-Jalil and AMWF

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1unknownname    In July 2011 Dr. Kenya Numan and her organization “Stepping Together” as well as Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim and “Superstar Management” and “The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation” were honored in Miami, Florida and Port Au Prince, Haiti for the Relief Missions that they have sent to Haiti since the earthquake.

    A very special “Thanks” to all that have supported our efforts over the years!

On August 25, 2010 Abdul-Jalil received the letter shown below of “Thanks” from Arch Bishop Joel Jeune of Grace Village in Haiti for the Relief Mission they received from the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation with Stepping Together on behalf of The World Conference of Mayors (WCM- 18,000 Political Leaders and Dignitaries from around the world) and The National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM). This is a tangible reality of SUCCESS in Haiti for ALL the members of the organizations world-wide. WE DID IT! ALL of our partners can celebrate their success and acknowledge their contribution.

We are now moving forward in a meaningful way to secure financial, subsistence, construction and medical aid and support for the current mission which will take place as soon as we can unite to raise the necessary money for the supply and transport of badly needed food and clothing items!

We are committed and prepared to work with organizations to raise funds, provide support and organize continued relief efforts for financial donations, to deliver much needed medical support and supplies; food; clothing; educational materials; construction support and building materials; much needed personal items; and legal assistance for displaced children from orphanages that were given transportation and temporary housing in the United States with other families, churches, and organizations until homes have been rebuilt to house them. Where most relief efforts are limited, if not stopped altogether by current travel restrictions in, within, and out of Haiti, we have some political cache that we can exercise to further achieve our united goals globally.

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Now again, food, water supply, and medication are urgently needed to provide relief during this difficult time of recovery again in Haiti. The damage in Haiti is most severe in the South and Southwest areas.  In Cayes and in the mountainous area of Thiotte, homes and almost all of their crops are destroyed.  Lack of food is a very real and immediate need.  We at Grace International, are working with our school and church partners in these areas, is supplying food to sustain people while we work to help restore their destroyed homes, crop land and their children’s future.     Thanks to the generosity of some of our friends and supporters, concerned with the health and safety of the Haitian people, our emergency relief program addressing  the devastation has begun in the country’s Southwest. Using trucks, we will be delivering  “family nutrition and hygienic kits” in Grand-Goave, Thiotte and some of the other towns most ravaged by the storm.

hygiene-food-kits     The kits are packaged in five gallon buckets with attached lids and containing rice, beans cooking oil and other staples to allow a family of four to eat for three days.  The Haitian equivalent of ten ($10) US dollars will be packed inside to allow for the purchase of medicine and other essentials.  Locally sourced and assembled, the kits will be delivered on trucks for distribution at local church yards to the neediest families, along with eight-ounce packets of clear water purchased from the ice plant where they source water in Port-au-Prince. 


Delivery of the food aid in this form prevents spoilage of food that has already been prepared, limits the need for staging mass feeding, and, perhaps most importantly, allows the Haitian family to return to a sense of routine with the preparation and cooking of a common meal.

 

       Local purchases of these and other emergency supplies and staples will be procured and delivered as funds allow. $75 will cover the food kit, Hygienic kit, security and transportation and $10 cash to the family for cooking materials.

 Donations may be made by check and mailed to: AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION (AMWF- Haiti Hurricane Relief), 7633 Sunkist Drive, Oakland CA  94605-3032; you can donate with Paypal email to: amwft@amwftrust.org, or our PayPal Fundraising Link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SE6DGFDH9XVKL 

Donations may also be made digitally on the web at: http://amwftrust.org 

Questions?  Please call: (510) 394-4101. Email: amwft@amwftrust.org

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UPDATED REPORT

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

May the Grace and peace from our Father God be with you all. Emergency in Grand-Goave and in Tête-à-Boeuf of Haiti. We want to let you know after the passage of the big and terrible storm this week called “Matthew.”

First, For Grand-Goave Church, there was a part of the roof which has been damaged by that terrible storm and a part of the walls of the yard of the church broke as well. Second, another church in Tête-à-Boeuf up in the Mountain of Grand-Goave has been destroyed completely by that same terrible storm never seen and many houses of some of the members of that same church have damaged and lost their gardens, animals like goats, donkeys and cows and so one.  If you want to go there, You can walk about 3 hours by feet to go there.

 I will send you some pictures of that terrible and sad event never seen. To rebuild that church and repair those damaging things. The cost of these works will cost more than $5,000 US.

PLEASE help us to have another new church with your financial support because we don’t know where the Christians are going to worship God and the Bible says: There are more blessings for those who give than the one who receives.

May God bless you all.

Avril Jean Isaac, Pastor and Avril Jean ESDRAS Pastor District of Grand-Goave, Haiti.

The yard of the Church of Grand-Goave where the walls broke and fell.

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   Again, there is much work to do and the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation is committed and prepared to work with organizations to raise funds and organize continued relief efforts to provide assistance to Haiti and countries around the world, especially Africa, the Caribbean and South/Central America.

     We want to know if you are interested in participating with the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation and working to aid the people of Haiti, and if so, please send me your notice asap. 

    We look forward to your response and “Thank you ALL” in advance.

Respectfully,

Abdul-Jalil

President

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28 Oct

Success of A 2 Z Foundation, Kingdom Christian Fellowship and AMWF 2016 Multi-Cultural Free Health Fair

Adeel“In another religion they honor people who serve like you with Sainthood!”” – Economics Professor Adeel Malik, Oxford University, England and World Renowned News Expert Commentator, speaking about Abdul-Jalil and the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation.
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“GOD sent me an ANGEL!”” – Hammer, speaking about Abdul-Jalil

 

 

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“Jalil, YOU ARE A TZADIK (SAINT)!” – Barry Barkan, Ashoka Fellow at Ashoka Institute: Innovators for the Public

 

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“I thank GOD for you and for bringing you into my life and for the ministry you have been given to help the people of God!” – Pastor L. J. Jennings, Kingdom Builders Christian Fellowship, speaking about Abdul-Jalil and AMWF

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2016 Multi-Cultural Heath Fair October 22, 2016, 10am to 3pm in Oakland, CA.

a2z-logoThe Kingdom Builders Christian Fellowship of Oakland, A 2 Z Foundation, andAMWF Multicultural Heath Fair on October 22, 2016 was a GREAT SUCCESS!!

king-health-fair-amwf-clothes3A2Z provided health care services and AMWF had Free Food, Clothing and Gift Giveaways to attendees and ALL received Free Health Screenings, Free Flu shots, Live Cooking Demonstrations, AMWF will have Free Food and Clothing Giveaways, Kids Zone, Family Fun, other Giveaways, Free Healthy Lunch, exercise regiments along with lots of workshops on good health and healthy lifestyles for both young and old of ALL faiths with over 40 vendors!

The fair was the church ministries effort at ensuring that un-served and underserved residents of all ages and ethnicities get quality health information.

king-health-fair-a2z1It was our pleasure to provide very badly needed medical and health services and be visible as people helping those MOST in need, regardless of their faith/belief!

You can listen to or download the live radio interview of Dr. Ahmad Yusuf Sheikh and the A 2 Z Foundation on Pacifica Radio Station KPFA in Berkeley, CA, on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at this link: https://kpfa.org/episode/b-a-j-a-b-a-on-jazzline-october-15-2016/. You can download or listen to the A2Z king-health-fair-a2z3promo and ad for the Health Fair by clicking these links: A2Z Health Fair Promo; A2Z Health Fair Ad. The promos and ads are currently airing across major TV, radio, and print media in Northern California.

Pacifica is KPFK in Los Angeles, CA; KPFT in Houston, TX; WBAI in New York, NY; WPFW in Washington DC; and . KCSB – Santa Barbara, CA – 91.9 FM, KDRT-LP – Davis, CA – 101.5 FM, KDVS – Davis, CA – 90.3 FM, KHSU in Arcata, CA- 90.5 FM, KIDE – Hoopa, CA – 91.3 FM, KMUD – Redway, CA – 88.3 & 91.1 FM, KMEC-LP – Ukiah, CA – 105.1 FM, KNFS-LP – Tulare, CA – 98.1 FM, KUSP – Santa Cruz, CA – 88.9 FM, KVMR – Nevada City, CA – 89.5 &105.1 FM, KZFR – Chico, CA – 90.1 FM.

 Thanks,
Abdul-Jalil
Call or text (510) 394-4101 or (510) 394-4501