This is looking like it’s going to become a yearly post! Last year, we shared your versions of sharing dates at the beginning of Ramadhan (https://buzzideazz.com/sharing-dates-at-the-beginning-of-the-month-your-versions/). Here are this year’s pics that you have sent in – I hope they give you lots of ideas for your own date plates and jars next year, Inshallah 🙂
Check out the poem that goes with these dates to be given to teachers and neighbours:
These dates were given out to school friends after a presentation about Ramadhan:
This acrostic poem was given with dates to teachers:
These dates for school friends and teachers were given out after the children did a short talk on Ramadhan to the class:
These classy date jars were handed out to neighbours:
And these bags covered with stars and moons were ideal to give out dates in!:
We’re slightly behind schedule but catching up today! Ready to go give our neighbours their Eidi!
Would love to see your neighbour pics and also hear about their reactions – do send them in 🙂
Fundraising Idea 20: Instead of giving a gift to your teachers at the end of Ramadhan, donate to charity on their behalf instead
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!
Check out this great way to clear your shelves and make good money for charity at the same time 🙂
They raised more than £60 for Gaza!
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)”
Another simple but very effective idea! Imagine the thawaab gained everytime anyone uses these 🙂
“We will be selling these Washroom Packs at mosque tonight.
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.”
This is a lovely unique idea Great for Eid gifts!
“Alijawad is raising money for the Gaza Relief Fund launched by the World federation. He is doing this by selling double sided, laminated, A3 placemats. One side has table manners and the other side has the Arabic Alphabet. They make great Eid presents. They are for £4 each or £7 for 2 placemats.”
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 🙂
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