Fundraising idea 18: Giving from their own pockets...

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A beautiful selfless gesture…sharing as seen on a Facebook post:

“I have just seen the most beautiful scene:

After the kids Award Ceremony at SIJNY for Quran and Dua recitation and memorisation, Sohail Abdullah asked for donations to Comfort Aid’s ‘Zanzibar Education Fund’, to provide desks for schools (http://www.comfortaid.org/)

The children, who had just received cash for their Shahr Ramadhaan efforts spontaneously rose, one by one, to return their gifts as donations to the Education Fund!

This is fantastic selflessness from the children and should be commended. The whole jamaat was very moved by this action from such young kids.

“Those who spend (in the cause of Allah) privately or publicly, by night and day, have their reward with their Lord. And (on the Day of Resurrection) they shall neither fear nor grieve.” (Al-Baqarah 2:274)”

 

 

Fundraiser Idea 16: Washroom Packs for Sale

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Another simple but very effective idea! Imagine the thawaab gained everytime anyone uses these 🙂

“We will be selling these Washroom Packs at mosque tonight.

They contain:
A laminated ghusl card for in the shower.
A laminated wudhu card for beside the sink.
A laminated washroom door sign.
You can use these in your homes as daily reminders.
Please support us in raising funds for Palestine as every penny raised will be donated.
Packs are £3.50 each.
Please order in advance to guarantee your pack.”

Fundraiser idea 14: An Eid Gift Shop

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This is a classic that has been running for many years now in children’s classes. On the last week before Eid, the children bring in unwanted presents from their homes and these are all collected and priced (between £1 and 5).

Then the children bring in money and buy presents for their families! The presents are wrapped so that mums and dads don’t know what they have chosen 🙂

That children get to choose their own gifts for others is a great way to get them to think for thenselves about what their family members would like – and their choices are often spot on! (Alhamd :))

And of course, all proceeds go to charity 🙂

Fundraiser Idea 13: Hold a fundraising bazaar - and let the kids run the show

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Last month we shared the 15th Shabaan fundraising bazaar which had loads of ideas of things you could do to raise money, even including beauty treatments with 100% of the profit going to a charity.

Check out this one – with a ball pool for little ones, loom bands sale, goal game, etc.

It doesn’t even have to be difficult to organise! The Children’s Islamic Library held a similar fundraiser two years ago and asked parents and children to choose a stall they wanted to run together! They then organised everything to do with the stall and just showed up on the day to get things going. Check out pics from the event here to get ideas for what to do!

The kids absolutely thrived on having their own stall to run and it taught them a lot of skills too – handling money, encouraging customers, being responsible for set up and clear up – in short, would highly encourage it 

http://www.childrensislamiclibrary.com/photo_gallery_view.php?id=25

Laylatul Qadr 12: Keeping children occupied on the night

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As a follow on from the previous post…

We want our children to try and stay awake but be busy enough to let us do our amaal, right? And it would be great if they were occupied in Islamic activities as opposed to just normal stuff!

How about…

– Setting up a book area for them: www.islamfromthestart.com/2014/07/ramadhan-bookshelf.html

– Having a special treasure hunt for the children: www.tjannah.com/ramadhan/laylatul-qadr-treasure-hunt/

– Downloading some Muslim Children Apps on the ipad and phone: see this link for a round up of the good ones out there! https://buzzideazz.com/category/apps/

– Having some Islamic games available for them to play with (siblings are ideal here!) – some examples are Islamic Slides and Ladders, The Prophet’s Game, Brain Quest, Salaat Cards, (all available from www.buzzideazz.com), the Tasbih Game, the Ramadan board game (shared earlier), etc…

– Having some craft materials ready for them to make Eid cards and other crafts. Why not use the Islamic stencil to help them along the way! https://buzzideazz.com/shop/islamic-stencil/

– Having some Islamic cartoons/programmes ready for them to watch (Inshallah am planning to cover this as a series soon!

-Get them to think about Sura Qadr in a fun way! A mum sent this: “For Laylatul Qadr we have created a balloon tree. We have a question about Suratul Qadr written in each balloon. The kids will pop the balloon and answer the question – and will receive a small treat for each correct answer!”

Any other ideas out there?

P.S. Loved this idea of amalgamating things into a Laylatul Qadr Gift Box by Islam from the Start:

“Seeing all the lovely welcome Ramadhan baskets, made to instill the excitement for the blessed month, inspired me to put together a simple Laylatul Qadr Box for the little one. Along with the main A’maal book are a few treats and activities to keep him busy through the night. There’s two new books, ‘A Picnic of Poems: In Allah’s Green Garden’ which comes with a CD, and ‘The Adventures of Captain Alif And The Stormy Sea’. It’s a gift pack set and comes with a tasbeeh and dua bookmark. There’s also a T-Shirt and some fabric markers to make a personalised top illustrating what Laylatul Qadr means to him. And finally after reading on QFatima about it being a night to show appreciation to those close to you, there’s a special letter written for the little one. InshaAllah, I hope the Qadr box will help to leave a positive lasting memory of this blessed night, one spent in His remembrance with love.”

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