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Omar Esa goes homeless

Campaign

Warm Hearts Winter Campaign

Omar Esa goes homeless

So this winter, we want to share the warmth with The Rucksack Challenge. The idea is to fill a bag with winter essentials like food, warm layers, a sleeping bag - and give it to a homeless person near you.

Get involved and Sign up to the Rucksack Challenge!

Omar Esa goes homeless - Winter Challenge Episode 1

Join Omar Esa as he takes on the challenge from Muslim Aid to go homeless for one night.

Omar Esa is a nasheed artist from England.

His nasheeds are very versatile thanks to Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala), as he can write both contemporary and traditional sounding nasheeds Alhamdullilah.

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  • 23 Dec 2015 update Winter Campaign 2015 Update

    In 2015

    • Over 7,800 people reached in the UK with our winter programme.
    • 3621 Keep Warm Kits given to the homeless and elderly.
    • 1764 people received housing advice and support through outreach surgeries in London.
    • 145 people received hardship funds to pay for urgent items such as utility bills.
    • 77 soup kitchen sessions provided a hot meal and company to the lonely and homeless.

    Around the world:

    • Over 194,000 needy beneficiaries around the globe.
    • 5,600 Gazan families provided with winter food packs.
    • 6,000 people provided with warm clothing in Bangladesh.
  • 21 Dec 2015 update Omar Esa Winter Challenge

    Episode 3

    Imagine trying to get to sleep when everything you’re wearing is wet and clinging to your skin, when you’re huddled in a doorway on a cold, hard pavement and you haven’t had a hot drink or food for days. Thankfully for most people, imagining is the closest you’ll get to this. This is the reality for rough sleepers only minutes away from the warmth of your home.

    So this winter, we want to share the warmth with The Rucksack Challenge. The idea is to fill a bag with winter essentials like food, warm layers, a sleeping bag - and give it to a homeless person near you.

  • 13 Jan 2015 update Warm Hearts Winter Campaign 2014

    Since launching our Warm Hearts Winter Campaign in December 2014, we’ve distributed 350 winter kits to the elderly and a further 560 kits to the homeless. The kits include warm winter items such as blankets, scarves, gloves, socks and also includes a sleeping bag for the homeless.  

    Over 450 kgs of food have been given to food banks and soup kitchens to provide the homeless nutritious during the cold weather.

    We still need to reach more of the homeless and the elderly. Please donate.

  • 20 Nov 2013 update 2013 Keep Warm Kits Distribution
    • 1,463 Keep Warm Kits distributed
    • Over 1000 homeless people helped with advice and essential items through partnership with Shelter

  • 20 Dec 2012 update 2012 Keep Warm Kits distributed
    • 2,208 Keep Warm Kits distributed
    • 500 sleeping bags were provided
    • Telephone advice service provided and support towards hardship funds which benefited 1,463 people.