Sharing the Eid Joy

Asalamalaikum Everyone,

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.

hnw

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

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kawsar says:

    Also a special thanks to all the muslim and non Muslim participants !! You are all superstars !

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  2. Vicky says:

    A lovely initiative, and probably very well-needed, how can I help from Cyprus? I have the month of May here, can I do anything to contribute and share ..?

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    1. kawsar91 says:

      Hi Vicky
      I sent a message to the shoe box for Syria sydney page where they told me that Cyprus unfortunately does not have the program.
      If you are still interested I know people interstate have been posting stuff out. Not sure how this would work internationally tho ?
      Thanks so much for your interests and support.

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