The Big Aid Convoy

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This Ramadan, for the third year running, Muslim Hands is sending a Big Aid Convoy of containers from South Africa, the UK & France to help provide food for Syrian refugees.

Over the last two years, with your support, we were able to send over R28 million of in-kind donations, consisting of rice, flour and tinned food to Syrian refugees.

This year we are aiming to fill 100 containers in various masajid across South Africa, the United Kingdom & France.
Each location will ONLY be collecting either rice or flour (5kg, 10kg & 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*

Drop off Locations: May 6th - May 15th

Location Date Venue
Muslim Hands Office (Flour) Monday, 06 May 2019 1 Carnie Road, Rylands
Masjidun Nur (Rice) Monday, 06 May 2019 16 Lapperts Road, Klippiesdal, Paarl
Husami Masjid (Flour) Monday, 06 May 2019 Corner of Husami Road and York Street, Cravenby
Masjidul Quds (Rice) Monday, 06 May 2019 Balu Parker Boulevard, Gatesville
Saaberie Chishty (Rice) Monday, 06 May 2019 Corner Oak & Gum Crescent, Extension 6, Lenasia
Houghton Masjid (Flour) Monday, 06 May 2019 45 West Street, Johannesburg
Soofie Saheb Masjid (Flour) Monday, 06 May 2019 50 Soofie Saheb Drive, Riverside, Durban
Habibia Soofie Bhaijaan Darbaar Masjid (Rice) Monday, 06 May 2019 45th Cutting, Sherwood, Durban
Masjid Soofie (Rice) Monday, 06 May 2019 63 Flat Road, Rylands
Darun Na'im Parking Area (Flour) Monday, 06 May 2019 83 Park Road, Wynberg
Masjidul Wadood (Rice) Monday, 06 May 2019 4 Rosewood Drive, Colorado Park, Mitchell's Plain
Zeenatul Islam (Rice) Monday, 06 May 2019 Chapel Street, Zonnbloem CBD
Masjid Abubakr Siddique (Rice) Monday, 06 May 2019 Van Den Heever Street, Erasmia, Pretoria
Roshnee Islamic School (Rice) Monday, 06 May 2019 15 Babas Salaam Street, Dadaville, Vereeniging
Habibia Soofie Masjid (Rice) Monday, 06 May 2019 189 Masukwana Street, Pietermaritzburg

The Big Aid Convoy

Two years ago we launched The Big Aid Convoy to bring vital food aid to the starving people of Syria who have been devastated by war.

Your response has been so overwhelming that each year our efforts have increased and we want to continue to build on the incredible support of our donors.

Let's not forget the starving people of Syria this Ramadan.

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. Items can be dropped off any time during the day.

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

A. The containers will remain at these locations from 6th – 15th May.

Q. What food items can I donate?

A. We are only collecting rice and flour (5kg, 10kg and 20kh bags only). Please check with each location what item they are collecting before donating. Also, ensure that 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.