It's the most wonderful time of year, fam - Charity Week! I am teaming up with volunteers all around the world as we unite to support orphans and children in need across the globe.
This year, we’re inspired by the theme of healthcare and I’m taking on our challenge of taking 10,000 steps a day across not one, not two but a whopping three continents! From the valleys of Cappadocia to the historic, hilly streets of Istanbul, to the serene city of Sarajevo, I've committed to 10,000 steps every day for this year's challenge no matter where I find myself in the world.
I invite you to take a step toward helping to transform the lives of vulnerable children around the world by helping me reach my goal in making a small donation.
“The Beloved Messenger (pbuh) said: ‘I and the one who looks after an orphan will be like this in Paradise,’ showing his middle and index fingers and separating them.” (Bukhari)
Did you know 1 in 5 children worldwide live in extreme poverty, and for many of these children simple necessities and rights are out of reach? Instead, their life is incredibly challenging, with the risk of illiteracy, disease, child labor, lifelong poverty, and even death.
Living in refugee camps, traumatized by war, or simply unable to go to school in their local community due to crippling poverty, these children lack the means to keep safe at home, access critical education and medical and/or psychosocial care. Every journey begins with a single step – let’s take a step together toward changing this reality.
Check out the sustainable Islamic Relief projects we are aiming to support this year and have your say on which projects are supported by visiting www.charityweek.com/projects
Islamic Relief’s Dedication to Serving Children in Need
ORPHAN FAMILY SUPPORT
Orphan Family Support means you help uplift an orphan and his or her family into self-reliance and independence by giving them the tools they need to thrive! What’s more: The family gets the medical and psychological support they need, all while building a sustainable living so that they can break the chains of poverty, and rely on themselves for years beyond what a traditional sponsorship would offer. And donations toward Orphan Support are flexible—you can offer support whenever you’re ready, and as often as you like.
Join the thousands of dedicated, caring humanitarians who are caring for orphans today! In Gaza, Palestine, our donors’ support focuses on education and vocational training, along with monthly financial support. For just over $2/day ($800/year), you can give an orphan and her entire family tools they can use to thrive — for life!
In our Bangladesh program, all of the school-age orphans are attending school, and all of their guardians — often widowed mothers — have received training and started businesses so they can support their children on their own. This gives them the incredible gift of self-sufficiency. Local staff report that many of them are breaking free of the cycle of poverty.
Of course, every country is different, and, sometimes, programs for orphans are customized to meet particular conditions. For details, please connect with us at 1-855-447-1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.