Give Ramadan Dates/Khajoor to Orphans in Pakistan

by Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl
Give Ramadan Dates/Khajoor to Orphans in Pakistan

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.

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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.

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This past Eid-al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, thanks to your generosity, we fed orphans.  The khajoor is of course during Ramadan, while Eid itself, is where pizza, brownies, ice cream and other treats rule the day.

Thanks to your generosity this past year, we gifted orphans at orphanages throughout Karachi. Boys and girls of all ages, the majority of whom were fasting. 

Each orphan got his or her own packet of khajoor, but we had so many more on the waitlist. We request that you please donate early so that we can get the khajoor packets by first day Ramadan to all orphans and we can distribute throughout Pakistan. Nonetheless, your generosity was greatly appreciated and loved and enjoyed by all.

Thank you!

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Aliya*, 6, is an orphan. She cries every night for her parents, who were killed in a car crash, with her baby brother.

Saad*, 8, is also an orphan. He never knew his parents or any life outside the orphanage.

Although they have the best comforts they can and orphanage, they feel forsaken, angry and forlorn, Simply because they long for a family of their own. They want to feel special.

When they received their personal box of khajoor this Ramadan, it moved them deeply. There is plenty of khajoor for everyone in the orphanage, but this was different. This was their own box, not to be touched by anyone but themselves. It made them feel tempered, even 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.

 

 

*names changed as per GlobalGiving policy

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It's 2021 and Ramandan is just a couple of months away. We are preparing now not only for giving the dates, but fit the logistics to ensure on the first day of Ramadan they are dispatched to the orphanages so everyone gets straight away. 

When donations come last minute, of course we still honour them, but then the Khajoor arrives 2-3 days after the start of Ramandan. This way, the khajoor itself is gifted in time for the first fast.

Thank you for your support. Please spread the word, donate today and help us bring joy and food to those little ones with no one to love and who are fasting to please their Creator.

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Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
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Tara Dawood
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