On the Authority of Anas bin Malik, the servant of the Messenger of Allah, that the Prophet said “None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself”
Before we even plan for our own Eid celebrations let us share the joy by ensuring our orphaned brothers and sisters have something to celebrate with. If you have facebook, then you may have heard of the Shoe Box for Syria Initiative happening in different parts of the world.
So what does it involve?
1. Grab a shoe box/ or gift box. 2. Choose boy/girl and age
3. Fill it with Eid presents and other goodies 4. Wrap and drop off
LET AN ORPHAN SMILE
So basically an initiative that gave me an excuse to go shopping for toys for those less fortunate. There is no greater pleasure.
I was curious about where the gifts would be distributed, so I sent a message to their facebook page.
This was their response: The gifts are distributed throughout Aleppo, Idlib and outskirts of Home in Orphanages, Camps and School. The aim of the project is to ensure that children receive these gifts on Eid. Last year Sydney sent and distributed 6000. The UK sent twice as much. Bi ithnillah this year we can send much much more.
Challenge Accepted !
So in response, the “health n Wellbeing blog” and friends have put together 16 eid boxes (so far) to contribute to this great project.
The deadline is the 10th of April 2017, so you still have time, jump on their Website for more information.
Id like to personally thank the organizers of this amazing project, for giving us the opportunity to make a young child smile this Eid, and taking the initiative to help our struggling Muslim brothers and sisters.
Until next post