Fundraising Idea 22: Have an Eid Toy Drive

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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?!

Fundraising idea 21: Buy a rose for your mum on Eid day

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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?

Fundraising Idea 20: Instead of giving a gift to your teachers at the end of Ramadhan, donate to charity on their behalf instead

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At the end of the month, teachers of classes are usually given lots of little presents to say Eid Mubarak and thank you. That is a wonderful wonderful gesture and token of appreciation, but this year some organisers of classes had an even better idea!

They suggested that the children donate on their behalf instead .

The kids and I still felt we wanted to acknowledge them, so we made these little mint books – the pics say it all I hope! They personalised it by decorating the front and then handed them out to their teachers as well as donating in their name too.

P.s. This idea is thanks to pinterest of course – here is the link to the much more professional looking ones!

http://offbeatbride.com/2012/03/how-to-make-mintbook-favors#.U95ejwp2CC8.email

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