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Volunteers will be helping to sort food as we start the holiday giving season.

Disruption is a buzzword in business vernacular. It characterizes an industry’s battle against new waves of technology that displace incumbents or creates a new market where none existed before.

Ismaili fans fill the stands to cheer on athletes at the Los Angeles Special Olympics. Ismaili Council for the USA

When the Ismaili Muslim community in the United States was invited to assist with the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, the Jamat embraced the opportunity. Volunteers took on numerous roles, including hosting the delegation of athletes and coaches from Bangladesh.

Asad participating in an individual skills event at the State Special Olympics.

When the Ismaili Muslim community was invited to assist with the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, volunteers took on numerous roles, including hosting the delegation of athletes and coaches from Bangladesh.

Ismailis from across North America gathered in Chicago over the 2014 Labour Day weekend for the first ever North American Ismaili Games. Akber Dewji

Over Labour Day weekend in early September, more than 2 500 athletes, spectators and volunteers attended the first ever North American Ismaili Games in Chicago. While there were individual medal presentations and celebrations in every sport, the entire Jamat was the real winner.

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