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.
You can easily donate online via the official Charity Week Just Giving website – http://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]