Here’s another one to add to the fundraising with children list… as I’m sure you’ll agree, it is very much needed at the moment. The idea is: Sleep Without A Blanket – not only will this give children a tiny glimpse into what it is like to be a child sleeping without a blanket in the winter, but also raise awareness of the struggles that other children are facing at the moment.
Here is one example of someone doing this challenge, although I know there are many out there. Do donate if you can!
“My name is Sakinah Sumar and I am 5 years old. Me, mummy and pappa will be sleeping without a blanket for one night to remember the Syrian people who have to do this every night. They are facing a really cold winter and need blankets to keep them warm and alive. Please sponsor me so that the money can be used to buy them the blankets they desperately need.”
And here are some oh-so-cute letters written by other children taking part!
Remember our Fundraising Series not so long ago, where we shared ideas to encourage children to raise money for other children in need?
Here is another super example: the Students for Students Appeal. It’s oh-so-simple: the children collect sponsors to either recite a Tasbih, a Sura Fatiha or a Sura Yasin for their Marhumeen’s sawab.
The money all goes to helping equip labs in a girl’s college in Pakistan.
The potential for learning here for our children is immense – appreciation of the fact that they have all the facilities which they may take for granted, the opportunity to send blessings on their Marhumeen, the chance to recite a Sura (etc), the chance to save up for their Aakhira through Sawaab-e-Jaariya…the list is endless.
Why not have your kids take up the challenge? The sponsorship forms are all on the link below, as is more information!
Alhamdulillah, Buzz Ideazz (and in particular, the fundraising series) was featured on the World Federation website/newsletter 🙂
Here it is below:
Last one for this series!
I saw this idea on This Little Life of Mine – here is how it works:
“So the Eid toy drive was an event where we called on and invited families to bring a brand new gift to be donated to local families in need. The gift would be wrapped at the event. The children would make a Eid card to accompany the gift. Finally they would receive a small prize or memento for their participation.
We worked with Islamic Relief (which is the main sponsor of the event) and the organizations they work with in the area. The gifts were labeled by gender and an approximate age the gift is suitable for. This would be cross referenced with their list of families and the children in each family.
It’s a very basic idea. It was received well by everyone in attendance. It’s a great opportunity to teach children the beauty of sadaqah!”
A great idea – Inshallah one to implement next year?!
So this one is not just for children (husbands pay attention!) but as you can see from the pic, is SO thoughtful coming from a son/daughter!
On Eid day here in Stanmore, they have started a tradition of selling roses to those who attend Eid namaaz – all profits go to charity.
This year they offered a personal touch by including the option of buying a Buzz Ideazz card too!
With only 500 roses and 200 cards, they managed to raise £2500 which I think is pretty amazing! Definitely an idea for other communities to implement Inshallah?