On the weekend of December 10th, Gifts of the Messenger events were held at Dearborn’s Islamic Center of America and Dearborn Height’s Islamic Institute of America. Gifts of the Messenger was a tradition started a few years ago by the Foundation, that aims to honor and celebrate the birth of our Holy Prophet (p). This gift-giving event is centered on buying gifts for needy and orphaned children and bringing them to community Islamic centers to be wrapped and distributed. Last year, thousands of gifts were wrapped and distributed at local Islamic centers, hospitals, and churches. This is part of a larger campaign we are implementing with centers across the country.