College Students: Co-Sponsoring the University of Southern California interfaith student service project of fasting one day for charity “The Hassan Hathout Fastathon”.

The Annual Hassan Hathout Fast-A-Thon is a philanthropic event organized by the USC Ansar Service Partnership (ASP) each fall semester. ASP seeks to fundraise for the Los Angeles based organization called ILM Foundation, which serves homeless individuals around Los Angeles in its bimonthly food and hygiene kit distributions. The ILM Foundation is a nonprofit organization that functions on the donations from individuals and organizations like Ansar Service Partnership. The purpose of Fast-a-thon is to promote awareness of hunger as a global issue and to raise money for the hungry and homeless community of Skid Row.

For Fast-A-Thon, ASP asks students at USC as well as the general public to donate to the ILM Foundation’s cause as well as to abstain from food and drink for one day (Thursday, November 19th), from sunrise to sunset, during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. At sunset, ASP provides a banquet free of charge for all fasting students where they can break their fast and eat and drink. The banquet will feature several talks from individuals prominent in USC’s religious and community service organizations as well as representatives from the ILM Foundation, and undergraduate and graduate students at USC who fasted that day.