Winter can make or break survival for any of us. And for our vulnerable sisters and brothers—those already suffering from poverty, displaced from their homes, with no food or water—the freezing temperatures add another battle they have to fight to survive. Our team at IRUSA will be working from now and all winter long to aid communities braving the cold. But we need your help.
Sharing your warmth helps our sisters and brothers get through the winter. Your donation provides vital items like food, medical aid, water, blankets, mattresses, plastic sheeting, plastic mats, shoes, jackets, hats, sweatshirts, gloves, waterproof coats, socks, and more.
Umm Zakariyya and her children were one of the families assisted by receiving winter relief items at an orphanage that was home to Syrian refugees. The project provided 2,500 families with winter jackets, new shoes and socks. Mothers arrived providing a list of every item they needed. One mother requested shoes size 6 and 7. She also needed a small and medium winter jacket. The Islamic Relief staff were fortunate enough to have the exact sizes.
It wasn’t enough just to have coats and shoes, donors made it possible to have many different sizes so that mothers and fathers could find exactly what they needed. Umm Zakariyya was amazed to see such abundant help. “You can see first-hand how your help is reaching the people,” Umm Zakariyyah said.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Islamic Relief USA celebrates its 8th year participating in GivingTuesday.
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This Giving Tuesday, make a bigger impact by getting your friends and family in on the action. You can create a fundraising page right HERE, and encourage them to keep someone warm this winter by donating. We'll give you the tools to create a great look page that you can share on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. Give hope and start a campaign to raise a little or a lot for winter aid TODAY!