Providing new clothes for Eid to 1350 poor kids

by Fatima Memorial Hospital

Little children bring joy to so many lives, their smiles, their cherubic faces, and their innocence which makes this world a beautiful place.

The reality of so many children in Pakistan is so bleak and sometimes a better future seems like a distant dream.

Fatima Memorial Hospital runs an outreach programs which consists of NUR Foundation School and students are provided free education since 1985 and till date 18,000 children have graduated. Currently, there are 1850 children studying in the school which are situated in the outreach areas of Lahore and Dera Ghazi Khan.

Given the financial background of the children a new set of clothes each year is a blessing. While NUR Foundation School does provide uniforms and books each year; every Eid which is celebrated with zeal and fervor across the Muslim world and wearing new clothes is an integral part of the festive season.

These children who deserve so much but are faced with so many trial and tribulations are gifted with new outfits for Eid each year on behalf of the schools. The joy it brings to these children is makes it all worthwhile.

However, with rising costs it is becoming difficult with each passing year and we will like your support so we can continue with our tradition so we can see the bright light in each child’s eyes which has been dimmed by the reality of their lives.

Thank you! 

Eid comes two twice a year; one is Eid ul Fitr that comes after Ramadan and second one is Eid ul Adha which comes in the Islamic month Zil Haj. There are many Muslims who simply can’t afford one square meal a day let alone celebratethese occasions.

The all-time ritual of new clothes, food and gifts is not the case.

Each year the student of NUR Foundation Schools which are run by Fatima Memorial Hospital are provided with new clothes to every student of its schools from underprivileged areas every year. These children come from poor families and seeing them smile every Eid makes our heart melt.

However with rising prices to keep providing each child a new set of clothes is becoming difficult but with your support we can keep seeing the smiles on these children.

Eid is the most celebrated event in Islam and brings with it joy and happiness;  Eid is celebrated  twice  a year; one comes after Ramadan which is Eid-ul- Fitr and the next one comes in Islamic month of Zilhajj which is Eid-ul- Adha.

Eid-ul-Fitr falls after a month of fasting and it is a day of celebration especially for children with new clothes and “eidi” which is a small sum of money they receive from parents and elder family relatives. It is a day to be with family, a day with lots of food and a day to hold close the joy this life can hold for us.  

However, in Pakistan and for many across the globes such joyous occasions hold no meaning because they have to scrape by with whatever comes their way because of lack of employment, opportunities, an education and various other causes.

Fatima Memorial Hospital started its educational programs in underprivileged areas of Lahore and Dera Ghazi Khan in 1985 and today 1850 students are studying in our schools.

We, at Fatima Memorial Hospital try to do our bit by ensuring that very child who studies in our schools receive a new set of clothes every Eid-ul-Fitr because they come from financially constraint backgrounds.

However, it is very difficult for us to provide new clothes to every child; with Eid around the corner in July, we ask for your help to bring a smile on the little angels under our care.  

The angels at our schools
The angels at our schools

Eid is celebrated by Muslims twice a year; the first is Eid-ul- Fitr and the second one is Eid-ul- Adha. It is a day of joy and happiness which people share with their families, friends and neighbors.

 On this joyous occasion there are many families and children who are bereft of this joy because they are poor. Fatima Memorial Hospital intiated its education program in 1985 which provides primary and secondary education to children from less privileged backgrounds in the areas surrounding Lahore and the flood hit area of District Rahim Yar Khan. Today almost 1850 children study in our schools while

We make it our mission to provide every child studying in our schools to get a new outfit on Eid-ul-Fitr which comes after the fasting month of Ramadhan – this year it will be in July and it is tradition to wear new clothes and make lots of sweets and deserts.

We have started collecting clothes and toys for the upcoming Eid and hope not to disappoint even a single child this July.

We need your support to bring a smile to their angelic faces. 

Eid comes with the feeling of joy, of family and family gathering together, of food laden tables with gifts and new clothes.  Throughout the world Muslims celebrate Eid after the fasting month of Ramadan and it an occasion celebrated by all. .

However, this is not the case for so many who can’t afford a decent meal on the day of Eid let alone new clothes. It is tragic to learn that there are so many who are not familiar with the idea of new clothes and the good food because they simply don’t expect to have it.

For all Muslims, especially children the concept of Eid is filled with lots of excitement and anticipation. It is in the spirit of Islamic traditions and also natural to wish to wear new clothes on such occasion. It is very disheartening to see that not all children have the luxury to afford new clothes on Eid.

Fatima Memorial Hospital introduced an outreach program according to which the Hospital is running the NUR Foundation Schools where 1850 students are educated; these students belong to poor families who cannot afford an education but they do have dreams of a brighter future.

We will humbly request everyone reading this to play their part in helping us get new kids for all the students who study in our schools for this special occasion.

Every child deserves a smile and you can make it happen 

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Organization Information

Fatima Memorial Hospital

Location: Lahore, Punjab - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.fmsystem.org
Project Leader:
Dr. Shabrnum Sarfraz
Chief Operating Officer
Lahore, Punjab Pakistan