Like the butterfly effect, charity giving starts at home but is felt all over the world. Giving to charity is an act that many of us take part in; a simple way to provide help and aid to those less fortunate, and can be done from the comfort of your home. However, challenging yourself with something physically taxing for charity – and raising money to do so is even better.
This year, we once again took on Mount Snowdon on April 16th and 17th in support of Muslim Aid’s Rainbow Family Programme. If you want to take on the challenge of climbing a mountain and helping others in the process, then please read on to find out more.
We left behind the comforts of home to make the trek, passing through the scenery, woodland and beyond the breath-taking waterfall before climbing up Mount Snowdon via The Watkin Path. This route is one of the longest and one of the most popular, but it is by no means easy.
This is what charity giving is all about; doing something out of your comfort zone and helping people all over the world in the process.So, why did we do it?
Muslim Aid has pledged to tackle poverty, natural disasters and other communities in need of a little help. Part of this work involves developing sustainable solutions and projects that allow those worst affected to live with dignity and claim back the life they once had.
One of these projects is the Rainbow Family Programme. The programme is designed to sponsor orphans and children in dire need of support around the world, on a one to one basis. We are currently supporting almost 6,000 children, but there are still many more waiting for your help.
Children are too important to this world to be left to survive alone. Children have a right to a healthy diet, health care and a life free from disease, as well as education to provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to live free from poverty in the future.
The Muslim Aid Rainbow Family Programme looks to support children individually, as there is no “one size fits all” approach to this project. Your sponsorship money will go directly to the child and their family to ensure their wellbeing in food, health, education and more.
The programme provides mentoring support to aid emotional development and recovery from any trauma that may have been suffered.
In our homes, far away from war, poverty and fatal diseases, charity giving is a mere few hours of our time and a small percentage of our monetary wealth. To the children of this world that are suffering, however, it will make the kind of difference that they won't forget.
To find out more about our projects, to volunteer, sponsor a project or to donate to Muslim Aid, you can visit our website.