Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center Community Outreach

Paradise International Relief

Posted on: February 17, 2008

Cross posted at PIR’s blog

First Fundraising Event at Dar Al-Hijrah … More than $350 Donated

Our first fundraising event took place yesterday alhamdullah. We decided to make food and sell toys at the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center Festival in Falls Church, Virginia.
Alhamdullah we were able to raise more than $350 . While that may not seem much, if you realize that millions of people around the world live on less than a dollar a day, those $350 can beithnAllah feed more than 350 people! You as well -whatever you donate after reading this post- it will beithnAllah help many many people.

There were many amazing and touching moments yesterday. Many people paid more than the value of the food or the toys when they knew that we are working to help Muslim orphans. We made a sign that said “Buy a Toy Save a Muslim Orphan” and all of a sudden people started giving $10 for a slice of pizza 🙂

The most amazing incident was a little girl who would come every 10 minutes or so and look into all the toys. After doing that a few times, she came back and said “This is my donation.” It was a $10 bill. One of the volunteers thanked her very much and asked her to take whatever toys she wants. “Even though I like many of toys very much, I won’t take any because this money is a donation,” the girl said.
I ask Allah (swt) to bless her and bless all of you for your continued support. You can now donate using Paypal using your debit or credit card. You don’t need to have a Paypal account to donate. The link is at the top of this page.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan.

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