Friday, May 5, 2017

Request for Donations for Gifts for Syrian Children at Eid Al Fitr 2017 - Project Complete!

Update(5-4-2017): 60.29 GBP were sent for this cause, jazakAllah khair for your contributions.

Originally Posted on April 30, 2017:

The Shoebox4Syria project was setup in 2014 by a group of individuals from London, UK aiming to send shoeboxes full of toys and gifts to the children of Syria in time for Eid Al Fitr.

The idea was simple, find a shoebox, fill it up with toys and gifts and label it with what age group it’s for. Collection points were set up all over UK.

The response was amazing and gifts were received globally. They successfully distributed:

  • 11,000 Shoeboxes at Eid 2014
  • 22,000 Shoeboxes at Eid 2015
  • 30,656 Shoeboxes at Eid 2016

Now they are collecting gifts and donations for Eid Al Fitr 2017. There are 3 ways to contribute:

1. If you want to contribute in the form of gifts then a detailed step by step guide is given on their website at but it seems we are already late for that.

2. You can donate money for logistics of this project: This campaign is run by volunteers and is supported 100% by Donations. All the volunteers that work on the project do not take any wages for their time. All the money raised goes to supporting the costs of the campaign which includes Container transport, Storage and packaging materials. Donations can be made at this link: Shoebox4Syria at givebrite 

3. Since last year, We Care Foundation is preparing shoeboxes on behalf of anyway who cannot prepare shoeboxes themselves. We Care Foundation charge 5 GBP for preparing and giving 1 box to Shoebox4Syria project. My class fellow in UK has worked with them in the past. Donations can be made at this link: Smile for a child for We Care Foundation on MyDonateThe deadline is 10th May 2017.

If you are a UK taxpayer then you can donate using an option called "Gift Aid", in this way for every 5 GBP, government also contributes 1.25 GBP.

Thus I am planning to send donations to my class fellow in UK by 5th May and from there the donations will be sent to above options to avail "Gift Aid" option.

If you would like to donate via my class fellow before 5th May 2017 then donations can be made through any of the following channels:
  • In cash to me
  • In a KSA Bank Account
  • In a Pakistani Bank Account
  • Via PayPal

Plz let me know which option suits you and I will share the details accordingly. Plz also let me know if you would like to donate for option 2 or 3,  jazakAllah khair.

Further Details on ShoeBox4Syria:

FAQs : – FAQs

Pictures: – About Us

VideosShoebox4syria - YouTube & Islam Hounslow - YouTube

FB: - Home

Twitter: Shoebox4Syria (@shoebox4syria) | Twitter


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