How to get involved with charity this Ramadan
The Holy Month of Ramadan is just round the corner. And if you are looking at places for offering charity in Qatar, here’s a list.
The charity aims to help improve the lives of the workers living in the Industrial Area of Qatar. It comprises a group of volunteers who collect unwanted items and household items for the labourers to spark some joy in their life. The group will be collecting items until the end of July at various destinations and will deliver the collection during Eid al-Fitr to the workers.
If you wish to donate, you need to drop them an email at email@example.com. They will inform you about the drop-off point. Visit their website to know more.
Qatar Charity (UK, Pakistan and Indonesia)
Qatar Charity is a non-governmental organisation founded in 2012 for assisting communities that have been affected by issues in the field of sustainable development, poverty reduction, and disaster relief and emergency response.
For Ramadan, there is a special programme being held by Qatar Charity for displaced and refugee Syrians which will involve the distribution of food and donated household items. Other projects include sponsorship of orphans and needy families, educational, income-generating projects, water and food projects.
To be a part, contact: 44559222 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Soffe Charity Fund
Elizabeth Soffe, the six-month-old daughter of an Irish couple living in Qatar, suffered more than 60% burns after her crib caught fire due to a malfunction in the overhead A/C. The tragic incident occurred early June.
Family and friends of the couple have started a fund in order to get Elizabeth’s medical bills covered. To contribute, click here or email: email@example.com
Reach Out To Asia (ROTA)
The initiative to reach out to assist children in area and provide for those unable to gain quality education was started by the Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in 2005. This year, ROTA launches its eight annual Ramadan project called “Shared Blessings” which aims to conduct a comprehensive renovation of the Bangladesh M.H.M School, located in Abu Hamour in Qatar. Volunteers and donations are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 44541603, or visit their website.
Qatar Red Crescent (QRC)
Qatar Red Crescent Society operates as a humanitarian organisation that looks to assist and empower communities and individuals in need regardless of race, colour, religion and nationality. Their new project for this Ramadan season is called “Comfort For Them” to deliver aid for families registered with Social Security with an amount of QR400,000 by Qatar Central Bank’s Social and Sports Activities Fund, in coordination with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. About 250 Social Security-recipient families will be provided with social assistance. Donations can be made here.
Call 4402 7777 or email email@example.com for more information.
Since Ramadan calls upon people to engage in good deeds, you can also do your bit by being a part of the #WhatIWillDo campaign. Launched by See My Culture in partnership with JustHere, the campaign aims to reach out to low-income migrant workers in the country.
Some simple steps to help them include: distributing chilled water bottles, handing them Hala cards or just greet them when you see them.
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[Photo courtesy: ROTA Facebook page]