AHLAN RAMADAN PROJECT
As our clothing mission is coming to an end we are embarking on new projects to help settle the Syrian Newcomers to their new communities. Through community engagement our next project is well under way and we are now collecting donations for our 'Ahlan Ramadan" Project.
Ramadan is due to begin, inshallah, on the 6th or 7th of June and will run for 30 days. As many of us know, Ramadan is the month when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Amongst other things, it is also the month of grace, generosity and kindness. The end of Ramadan, marked by the celebration of Eid, is a huge festivity involving food, family, friends and gifts for children. It is customary, especially in Syria, and other parts of the Middle East to celebrate Eid for three days.
For many of our Syrian newcomers, this Ramadan will be the first to be spent away from their families, their friends, their homes and their country. While Ramadan is the month of great hope and determination, for many of our newest friends it will be also be the month where they will most certainly miss friends and family the most - both those who have remained behind and those who have passed on.
To help make this Ramadan a little brighter and to help support our Syrian friends, The Clothing Drive in conjunction with Mes Amis is pleased to launch Ahlan Ramadan - our Ramadan "Sponsor a Food Basket" Program.