Ramadan 2021 is here! There’s no better time than now to make sure that families suffering from poverty, conflict, and famine are able to observe Ramadan and have food to break fast with. By donating a Ramadan Food Box, you can help alleviate the hunger pangs of children, mothers, fathers, grandparents…
Boxes contain food and non-perishables that are staples in the local community. Each box can feed a family of 5-7 for nearly an entire month! Most of all, each food box helps make this time of year a source of hope instead of sadness. Our sisters and brothers are counting on you to give. Families are counting on your compassion. Please give now so that your donation has the best chance to arrive in time for Ramadan.
What’s inside a food package?
Good stuff: Food that is important to the local diet and is designed to expand easy access to vital nutrients for families. Packages differ from country to country, but many include rice, wheat, lentils, oil, sugar, canned fish or meat, and dates. In some countries, in place of a physical package, vulnerable families are given vouchers and use those to purchase the items they need the most. Connect with us via 1-855-447-1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
In addition to extending the amount of food a family has access to, your food package donations help the local economy because the food is purchased locally. Our Ramadan food program is specifically designed to complement projects that provide sustainable ways to improve living conditions—it’s a major part of IRUSA’s campaign to end hunger and poverty.
CHILDREN IN NEED
Improving children’s daily lives by safe-guarding them against illness; providing them with educational opportunities; and by giving them access to proper nutrition, water, and sanitation services can also provide a cushion that would help alleviate suffering in emergency situations. Perhaps most important, those basic resources can provide a world of hope to children for a brighter future.
Your investment in Islamic Relief’s Global Children Support means that your donations reach children who just need an opportunity to break the chains of poverty around them. This fund is global, which allows IRUSA the flexibility to effectively send emergency aid or build innovative programs that address the unique needs of children in their communities. When the call for relief comes, your support here means we will be ready to serve with efficiency and immediacy.
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.
Ramadan, the Holiest Month of the Year
“Ramadan has come to you: a month of blessing in which Allah (SWT) covers you with blessings, sends down mercy, decreases sins, and answers prayers. In [this month], Allah (SWT) looks at your competition in good deeds, and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah utmost goodness from your souls.”
– Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as narrated by Tabarani
For millions of Muslims around the world, the blessed month of Ramadan is a time of reflection, reverence, fasting, prayer, patience, and charity. For us at Islamic Relief, Ramadan is THE month that defines who we are and what we are about.
Too many of our sisters and brothers struggle to find food for iftar; parents painfully realize that they will not be able to give their children a festive Ramadan or Eid. And with resource depletion and restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, food availability and financial resources are even harder to come by for our already-vulnerable sisters and brothers. Honoring the traditions of the blessed month of Ramadan unfortunately turn into hardships for too many families in need.
That is why your donations this month are so powerful. Not only do you fulfill the charitable obligations Allah (SWT) has set for us, but you also help relieve at least a little of the burden that a struggling family faces.