Eid Mubarak! Giving in Ramadan is tradition and greatly meaningful and full of blessings. Thank you for helping us make so many children happy and be included in our Ramadan traditions like having khajoor and feeling special and seen. We’ve been visiting the orphanages and spending time with the children, learning their likes and preferences, which are pizza, ice cream, ice golas, jelabis, and burgers. Pizza continues to be the overwhelming favourite and this Eid, we continued to give candy boxes!
One little boy, Ahsan (name changed), 8, surprised me with taking little tiny candy beads and putting them on one of the cupcakes and offering it to me as a present. Isn't that the sweetest thing ever? My heart simply melted and i don't think has recovered.
We also have an opportunity - with your help - to distribute dates next year to all children orphanages including SOS Villages Pakistan and others all over the nation. This is a massive impactful project and we would welcome major contributions from you and every one you know. But imagine the impact. Imagine how simple coordination and delivery could transform joy, create inclusion and bring Ramadan's blessings, not just requirements to so many.
In order to make this happen, we need to start from now. Making alliances with corporations and building funds to order and allocate for necesssry items and logistics.
Imagine the impact of what began with you. You being a part of this. So please start giving monthly under our recurring programme for Ramandan 2020. Whether you start with $10 a month or $1000 a month, imagine your impact.
Mikail, 4, has never known his parents. All he has known is life in the orphanage where he has plenty of brothers and sisters, but no one is special, all equal. Sometimes, he longs to feel special. Sleeping in a dormitory of 25 similarly aged boys, the emphasis is usually on group activities, loving one another, and not trying to stand out too much.
When he received his personal box of khajoor this Ramadan, it moved him deeply. There is plenty of khajoor for everyone in the orphanage, but this was different. This was his own box, not to be touched by anyone but himself, and even though it was meant for one per day, it was still his own box to do with as he liked. That made him feel special. What a great feeling! Thank you for your support and making this happen. Your generosity brings a joy that perhaps you even can't imagine.
Orphans all across Sindh had dates/khajoor and happiness throughout Ramadan because of your generosity.
Here are some pictures of orphans with khajoor boxes as they fast every day and this is how they open their treat.
Your generosity makes them smile, feel seen and remembered, and is a "sunnah" (blessed act as exemplified by the prophet of Islam). In addition to funding orphanages, personalized acts of remembrance and thoughtfulness often mean much more to these children who are truly the unseen of the nation.
God bless you. Thanks again and please do give and spread the word so they have always a bounty, especially at the start of the month of fasting.
We've started collecting funds for our upcoming Ramadan date (Khajoor) distribution to orphanages. As we plan to distribute on the very first day of Ramadan, We need to tally the donations in and purchase the dates on order in advance to ensure the orphans receive the dates on the first day of Ramadan.
This very special annual tradition means so much to the little boys and girls who rarely have access to dates or the fast breaking meal, although most orphans even those of a young age fast.
Your contribution means so much to us, and of course the little children who are receiving from your generosity.
Each child gets their own box of dates for the month of Ramadan and so this is not just food and nourishment, but a gift they cherish that makes them feel not only loved and special, but most importantly, remembered.
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.
We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.
Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.Start a Fundraiser