As the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close and the blessed day of Eid-ul-Fitr is just around the corner, it is vital that while we celebrate with friends and family, we also look towards those who need our help. There’s a wide variety of ways you can give your support to those most needy in the world. Here at Penny Appeal, we’ve selected 10 creative ways for you to donate your Zakat and Sadaqah this Eid.
Here’s a bright idea. In the most rural places where electricity is not available, a torch can be the only way people can safely get around. You can provide people with a solar-powered torch, and light up their lives.
Now this gift is the real bees’ knees (literally). You can gift a family a beekeeping starter pack, to help them create a source of income by creating a ‘buzzing’ honey business, producing honey to eat and sell.
We’ve settled the debate. With your donation, the chicken comes first, followed by lots and lots of eggs. By donating a household chicken farm to a needy family, you can provide them with a bounty of eggs with which to eat, share and sell.
Who doesn’t like a wedding? A wedding is a joyous occasion; a time for people to come together and celebrate, a time to remember. However, for millions of people living in poverty across the globe, a wedding is a distant dream. Thousands of couples are unable to get married and move onto the next phase of their lives because they cannot afford a simple wedding. You can provide a newly engaged couple living in poverty the opportunity to begin their married life. Your donation would cover all the wedding costs, including a Nikkah ceremony, Walima, and food, as well as a gift to begin the start of their new life together.
You can help the youth of the developing world become a ‘microchip’ off the old block by providing them a computer station at school. With these computers, the children are given a chance to learn and explore fundamental skills in computing and IT, to give them expertise that will help them secure employment in the future.
With your donation, you can help a poor and needy person pedal their way to a brighter future. By gifting a rickshaw, you would be providing an unemployed person a means of income as a courier or taxi driver, securing their future independence.
Give the milk of human kindness (and the regular milk too) this Eid! You can provide a family with a milking cow, and provide them fresh milk to drink and sell. This will give them a steady source of income, and offer them a chance to secure a brighter future.
No, you’re not going baa-rmy, you read that right. You can provide one lucky family with a herd of goats or sheep, and give them a gift that keeps on giving. The family can use these animals for food to sell and eat, and provides them with a sustainable business that can be passed down from generation to generation.
Bit of a bookworm Well, by gifting a school library you can fuel that passion for the written word in hundreds of young minds in areas that need it the most. This donation gives the school all the furniture and books they need to educate the next generation of young scholars and writers.
After coming back after a long day of work, there is nothing quite like home. So why not give someone in need that very same feeling? You can provide a shelter home for a family in desperate need of a roof over their heads. With no other means of securing a house for themselves, a shelter will give the poorest of people a place to rest their heads, and get back on their feet.
With all these life-changing charity options available that would go a long way for these deprived people, and the infinite rewards of giving, you don’t want to miss out.
For more gift ideas, and our 100% Zakat donations policy supporting a wide range of worthy appeals, visit our website at https://pennyappeal.org.