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Winter. A season that so many of us dread but so many of us look forward to. The cold, misty, cinnamon scented fog is looming in the air, the eventual icy white blanket of snow that beautifully covers the front garden and keeps the little ones entertained with no end of snowball fights and other shenanigans. The shopping of warm clothes for all; coordinated gloves, scarves, hats and boots. The fresh, white sky full of beautiful stars and breathtaking scenery.
On the other hand, there are those that choose to hibernate through the steely cold draught. Latent and finding comfort in the warmth of a myriad of hot water bottles, fireplaces, central heating, warm soups and wholesome comfort food. Snow turning to black slush on the busy roads outside, making travelling so much more unbearable and a constant, nagging fear plaguing the mind with the numerous possibilities of danger and skidding that the season brings.
But then, elsewhere in the world, the same kind of suffering brings no choice. Where there is too much heat, there is nothing to cool down with; where there is too much coldness, there is no warmth.
When we feel the cold, we have plenty of choice in the manner of all clothing; jackets, gloves, scarves, earmuffs, hats, hot water bottles, heated seats, compact heaters, heat packs, homes, warm food, gas, fire, electricity and so on….
What about these people, who have nothing? What do they do in this freezing cold season? They have no option but to struggle and bear it. Yet, here we are, living in the very essence of luxury and still complaining about the weather being too this or too that; we are just never satisfied, right?
What about the homeless? What about the elderly?
Join Muslim Aid this year in the Warm Hearts Winter Campaign and share the warmth with those who genuinely need it. Muslim Aid aims to provide “Keep Warm Kits” to these people, which contain blankets, gloves, socks, sleeping bags, hats, gloves, nourishment and so much more, in an attempt to try and keep those without a choice warm during this cold season.
Donate to Muslim Aid and help someone feel the warmth this winter.