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5 Ways to Give to Charity

9th May, 2017

Contrary to popular belief, donating to charity doesn’t just have to involve the process of giving money. Of course, monetary donations are always gratefully received, but there are actually many other ways in which you can give to enable charities to help as many people in need as possible.

charity-givingSponsor a child or volunteer your time to really get the most out of the experience of giving, exploring the many varied benefits for both yourself and others around you. Plus, at this time of year, Ramadan donations are especially important as we fast approach this auspicious holy month.

But with so many different options available to you, which method of giving should you choose? We have put together a quick guide to some of the main ways in which you can donate to Islamic Help, allowing you the freedom to easily pick the approach that suits you best.

Monetary Donations

The classic method of giving to charity, monetary donations form the bulk of aid for charities. With your generous support, we can direct your money straight to the people who need it most. Whether it is one of our emergency appeals, an ongoing campaign, or Ramadan donations, you can rest assured in the knowledge that your generosity is going directly to vulnerable people around the world.

Volunteer your Time

If you aren’t in a position to be able to donate money, volunteering some of your time is an alternative way to continue showing your support. Whether it is just a few hours or a regular pattern of volunteering, this allows you to get out and about in the community, seeing the people you are helping first-hand and seeing the positive effects your help has on their lives.

Fundraising

Put your imagination and creativity to good use by engaging in a fundraising activity. The opportunities for fundraising really are endless, ranging from pursuits as diverse as running a marathon to organising a bake sale.

Sponsor a Child

Sponsoring a child is an excellent way to send assistance to vulnerable children and orphans around the world. Many children are barely scraping by, lacking the basic essentials for survival. Sponsor a child - with your support; we are able to put the necessary framework in place for these children, positioning them in supportive environments, giving them access to an education, and providing essential food aid and care packages to ensure a brighter future.

Spread a Little Kindness

Of course, these aren’t the only ways in which you can show your support. Charitable giving is all about generosity and kindness; an ongoing way of thinking which should seep over into everyday life.

There is a Hadith stating that the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said: "Your smile for your brother is sadaqah (charity). Your removal of stones, thorns or bones from the paths of people is sadaqah. Your guidance of a person who is lost is sadaqah." (Bukhari).

Take a moment out of your day to appreciate all that you have. Generosity and giving are a way of life – one which undoubtedly brings many bonuses and benefits to both you and the people around you.

For more information about how you can get involved in the work that we do, please browse our website or call the donation line today on 020 3773 4696.