The Big Aid Convoy

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This Ramadan, Muslim Hands, for the second year, is sending a Big Aid Convoy of 35 containers from South Africa and the UK to help provide food for Syrian refugees.

Last year, with your support, we were able to send R8 000 000 of in-kind donations, consisting of rice, flour and tinned food to families in Syria.

This year we will have containers in various Masajid across South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Each location will ONLY be collecting either: rice and flour (20kg bags only).

*Please check with each location what item they are collecting and ensure all food donations are within 1-year sell-by-date minimum*

Locations

Date

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Venue

Across Cape Town, Johannesburg & Durban - TBC

Items Required:

Muslim Hands need your support in filling 35 containers, placed in several locations across South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Each container is collecting ONE SPECIFIC FOOD ITEM ONLY. Please check which items is being collected with the Masjid/location you are donating to.

Each location will either be collecting:
Rice (20kg bags only)
Plain Flour (20kg bags only)
*Please ensure all food donations are within 1-year sell-by-date minimum*


Feeding Syrian Refugees this Ramadan

With recent atrocities and the long, growing conflict in Syria, the need for humanitarian assistance is becoming more and more urgent. Over half the population is dependent on the charitable support, with hundreds of thousands of refugees residing in camps across Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

Since 2012, Muslim Hands have been working in Syria to deliver live-saving emergency aid as well as providing on-going support in education, healthcare and livelihood projects for Syrian families.

Last year, we were able to support refugees in Syria and provide them with R8 000 000 of in-kind donations, consisting of rice, flour and tinned food. This year, we are going bigger and international, so we can support more Syrian refugees this Ramadan.

Q. Where are the containers located?

A. The containers will be placed in various Masajid across South Africa. Please see details above in the locations section.

Q. When can I drop off my donations?

A. You can drop off the items from 10am-10pm.

Q. How long will the containers be available at these locations?

A. The containers will remain at these locations from 24th May – 2nd June.

Q. What food items can I donate?

A. We are only collecting rice and flour (5kg, 10kg & 20kg bags only). Please check with each location what item they are collecting before donating. Also ensure that are food donations are within 1-year sell-by-date minimum.

Q. Can I donate food items with my Zakat?

A. Yes, you can use your Zakat money to purchase food items to donate for the containers.

Q. When will the containers reach the refugees?

A. It will take approximately 6-8 weeks for the containers to reach the Syrian border.

Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands South Africa is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.