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02/12/2016 11:01 am ET

Why These Women Are Turning Valentine's Day Into Volunteer Day

"We wanted to be able to spread the love, and what better day than Valentine's?"

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the women of the Islamic Center at New York University wanted to use the holiday to remind people what it "feels like to be loved." In the video above, watch them discuss why they're spending Valentine's Day creating care packages for women and children affected by various traumas, including domestic violence.

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