Charity Week 2009: Raising Money for Orphans Worldwide

Those of you who attend university in the UK may already be familiar with the term “Charity Week“. For the rest of you non-student types, here’s a brief explanation:

Charity Week is a grass-roots projects started in 2004 by a small team of London University students. Organized by the University of London Union Islamic Society (ULU ISoc) and in partnership with Islamic Relief, it remains one of the most successful and powerful projects ULU ISoc organizes to date. The initial aim was to raise awareness amongst the youth and communities about the tragic state of orphans around the world.

Countless Universities take part in Charity Week all over Britain, and over 5 years have raised a magnificent total of £931,000! 100% has been donated to Islamic Relief’s Orphans Campaign with ZERO admin fees. Therefore every penny is delivered directly to orphans and, amongst many things, is what makes Charity Week so special and loved across the nation!

Charity Week began on Monday 19th October, and as you can see from the following video, my own Islamic Society, Imperial College ISoc, has been busy trying to raise cash for this worthy cause from Day 1 – even donning cartoon costumes to appeal to their fellow students!

I humbly ask you to donate whatever you can spare to this amazing drive. It has barely been a month since Ramadan left our homes, but the spirit of generosity should be present all year round – especially when it comes to caring for the most vulnerable amongst us.

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You can easily donate online via the official Charity Week Just Giving websitehttp://www.justgiving.com/cwlondon2009. Remember to write “IMPERIAL COLLEGE” in the comments section of the donation form, so the money is assigned to the correct account.

Please also leave a comment on this post (anonymously if you wish), to encourage others to donate after you (an easy way to multiply your reward). JazakumAllah khair!

Narrated Sahl bin Sa’d: The Prophet said, “I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like this,” putting his index and middle fingers together. [Sahih Bukhari]

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16 responses to “Charity Week 2009: Raising Money for Orphans Worldwide”

  1. iMuslim says:

    Who will be the first to donate, and thus receive a copy of the reward of everyone that follows? :)

    • Welsh Muslimah says:

      Salamualaykum
      Or instead of giving to the london guys (who have raised loads already alhamdullillah) why not help out your welsh brothers and sisters! Im sure london can handle some competition bearing in mind there are like a gazillion more people there than here in little old wales!

      http://www.justgiving.com/cwwales2009/ :)

      May Allah bless you all with Jannat al Firdous Insha’Allah!
      JazakumAllahukhair
      Random welsh sister

  2. msb says:

    me first. how can we donate?
    fastabikhul khayrat, ya akhi wa ukhti.

    wassalam

  3. Amad says:

    Okay, Sr. iMuslim, to honor ur word, I’ll donate 50 quids… BUT in addition, I’ll match the next 100, i.e. I’ll donate another 100 for whoever donates the next 100… btw “quids”…. is that how you say it in England or am I totally messing it up??

  4. MashaAllah, a good article and an even better project! May Allah accept it from all of you and from the donors.

  5. S says:

    Donated 100 alhumdulillah!

    • iMuslim says:

      Yey, alhamdulillah wa jazakumAllah khair!!!! May Allah grant you – and all the donors – entry into Jannah, hand-in-hand with the beloved Prophet, sallalahu ‘alayhi wa salam!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Salams,

    I have to say that I’m not sure if people, especially in the States, could gage from the above video links the extent of money raised by the kids at Universities in that one week (usually four days) up and down the UK. What type of stuff they go through, the hours, mashallah – and to add to that, the type of brotherhood and sisterhood they they get out of it.

    The link below will probably come close to giving a decent idea of what it really involves.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paX5C_g9aQ4&feature=related

    ^^ Main clip

    Athough you’ll get the figures of how much was raised in the various years by the first few seconds of the video clip, it’s only after 3:25 that you see the activities. In between is also of great value!

    If you are inspired by anu of it, please donate as described above and leave comment for University College London (UCL) – where I did my post-grad;)

  7. Aslan says:

    Salam,
    Warwick ISOC Charity week:
    http://www.justgiving.com/funny-aslan

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