It’s that time of the year again, when Muslims do their best to think purely, fast, take care of each other and ‘pay it forward’. You may be overwhelmed by the masses of charity commercials tugging at your heart strings every five minutes (we don’t blame you), so we’ve done our homework and suggest you check out the following trustworthy initiatives worth your time.
Help a Child with Special Needs
Kayan are collecting money to feed children with special needs and their families in Beni Sweif, Sohag, Assiut and Minya; the poorest governorates in Egypt. The cost is 40LE per person per meal, and they’re raising funds for 200 people per event. Call Sarah Moussa on 01060148888 for more information.
Give your Leftovers to Hungry Families in Old Cairo Slums
This initiative by a group of women in Cairo helped produce 10,000 meals last Ramadan. This Ramadan, they’re asking for your leftover food, which they’ll pack and redistribute to the needy.
Maadi: 01001321132 &0122 745 0211
Nasr City: 01005440827 & 0100 279 8651
New Cairo: 0100 6552241 & 0100 008 2212
6th of October City: 0122 395 5517 &01003201855
Mohandiseen & Zamalek: 0100 144 8646 & 0100 645 6993
Heliopolis: 0100 171 5582 & 0100 374 1818 & 0111 889 8897
Downtown, Manial & Mokatam: 0127 362 8282
El Sherouk: 01005826316
Orabi: 0122 3795879
Help a Family of Refugees
Fard Foundation in 6th of October City are raising funds to feed refugee families from Syria and Sudan this Ramadan at 35LE per person per meal. Call 01156680402 or 01061811476 to donate.
Help the Elderly
Donate just 25LE per person to El Ghazaly NGO pay for fetar meals at elderly care homes in Cairo, or donate 20LE per person for fetar meals (and/or 5LE for sohour) to be delivered to the homes of people too sick or old to leave. Receipts provided. Call 01271966855 to arrange cash pick up or contact Sarah Moussa.
Buy a Ramadan Package
If you’re looking for a hassle-free option, The Egyptian Food Bank is offering Ramadan packages that consist of fetars and sohours as well as food products for 30LE, 50LE and 90LE. You can donate online, via Fawry at any kiosk, visit any of their stalls at sports clubs around Cairo, or send 17 text messages to 9595 to donate 85LE.
By Kalam El Qahaira