Clothing Drive


In coordination with Helping Hand for Relief and Development we are conducting a Clothing Drive at the upcoming Mushaira on August 30, 2014.

A shipping container is leaving for South Asia (India / Pakistan) and we are trying to fill it with new and/or gently use traditional clothes, winter garments, shoes and blankets for distribution among the poor and needy.

The following 
new and/or gently used items are being collected:

  • No undergarments;  No torn or stained clothing
  • Traditional clothes
    • Shalwar Kameez (men & women)
    • Kurta Payjama
  • Infant clothes
  • Children clothes
  • Winter clothes
    • Sweaters
    • Sweat pants
    • Sweat shirts
    • Jackets
  • Gloves
  • Mufflers
  • Caps
  • Shoes (no high-heel sandals)
  • Sneakers
  • Socks
  • Winter Blankets

Instructions to prepare items:

  • Wash and dry each item (shoes must be washed and cleaned)
  • Fold and roll the item and put a ribbon or tape around them.  For example fold, roll and tape a Shalwar, Kameez and Dupatta together; tape a pair of shoes together
  • Pack all items in standard size (18x18x16) box. Click here for an example box.
  • Label the box with contents. 
  • Bring the box with you to the Mushaira and drop it off at the designated location.
Unable to attend the Mushaira but want to donate, please drop-off clothing at locations listed below.

Please consider donating $10 to defer shipping costs of these items.
Click here to donate online.


Anne Arundel County, MD
2401 Hamden Ct, Crofton, MD 21114
Contact Tariq Alvi at 404-423-7141 to schedule drop-off


Baltimore County, MD
9702 Watts Rd, Owings Mill, MD 21117
Contact Dr. Saeed Khan at 410-812-0112 to schedule drop-off


Harford County, MD
Masjid Al-Falah, 3014 Philadelphia Rd, Abingdon, MD 21009
Contact Dr. Rehan Khan at 202-236-7338 to schedule drop-off


Howard County, MD
Dar-al-Taqwa, 10740 Maryland 108, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Contact Dr. Zeenat Hashmi at 443-538-0670 to schedule drop-off

Montgomery County, MD (Clarksburg, Germantown, Damascus)
23061 Winged Elm Dr, Clarksburg, MD 20871
Contact Dr. Laila Naiyer at 410-428-5320 to schedule drop-off


Montgomery County, MD (Chevy Chase, Olney, Silver Spring)
12529 Stratford Garden Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20904
Contact Ms. Shama Bano at 301-642-3415 to schedule drop-off


Montgomery County, MD (Rockville, Potomac, Bethesda, Gaithersburg)
1 Welland Ct, N Potomac, MD 20878
Contact Ms. Sheeba Naved at 240-401-4355 to schedule drop-off


Northern Virginia
201 Leslie Ct, Sterling, VA 20164
Contact Ms. Anjum Siddiqui at 571-244-9906 to schedule drop-off