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Ramadan will be arriving in just a month or so. Already there is much buzz about it as millions of Muslims around the world eagerly await its arrival. After all, it is the month of blessings and forgiveness. For our non-Muslim readers, Ramadan is a month of reflection during which Muslims spend most of their time in prayer and fast from sunrise till sunset.
Eid-ul-Fitr marks the conclusion of Ramadan which is a celebratory feast. The celebration is a day during which people exchange gifts and donate to the poor. Yet for refugees or those living in poverty in war struck regions, Eid seems like just another day. No new gifts. No new clothes. The same routine of hardships and struggle every day.
Muslim Aid Eid Gift Programme
Muslim Aid was one of the first relief aid organizations to realise this heart breaking fact. That is why we created the Eid Gifts Programme specifically designed for these children so that they too can have a happy and blessed Eid. The world Muslim Ummah rejoices on this day. No one should be celebrating it without gifts particularly children.
Through the Eid Gifts Programme, Muslim Aid provides a gift for children living through poverty and difficult circumstances. This includes children who are homeless, orphans living in shelters, children who have no legal guardian and those who are sick and living in poverty.
The response to this programme has been immense. It was widely praised by our valued donors and supporters and their participation in it was heart-warming. The Eid Gift Programme is currently running in nearly 20 countries across the world. As of this writing, it reaches around 3500 children worldwide. However this year, Muslim Aid wants to expand it further and make it bigger than before. We want to give the same opportunity to other children around the world who could benefit from this programme. Case in point the refugees of the Syria crisis. Quite literally, millions of children have been displaced and are now living a shelter life on the other side of the Syrian border in neighbouring countries. Come this Ramadan, they would be celebrating Eid not with loved ones and family but in a tent with other refugees. Muslim Aid wants to put more smiles on the faces of children this year. We are working towards expanding this campaign to other countries so that more children can benefit from it.
Get Involved Today!
With Ramadan just over a month away, now is the time get serious about helping those who need it. Pledge your donation for a good cause. Participate in Muslim Aid’s Eid Gift Programme and we will ensure poverty struck children in affected areas have a reason to smile come this Eid.