Alhamdulillah, after about two weeks managing and organizing the small charity event. We managed to close transaction with a quite a sum. Honestly wasn't expecting it to be this much, even on the very last minute there was still someone sending in contributions, alhamdulillah alhamdulillah alhamdulillah ♥
Top photo, Datin Norelan who manages Islamic Relief Malaysia's Charity Shoppe giving her opening speech. Bottom, Country Director of IRM giving his speech and middle, me handing over a cheque worth RM5765 to IRM from all the monetary contributions received since mid August till yesterday. One of the happiest moment of my life probably ❤
The whole gang on 31st August at Islamic Relief Malaysia Charity Shoppe including husband, Nazrul Hisham and my friends Kish Roslan, Yani, Natasha Hudson & husband Carleed. Thank you so much for all the supports that you've given for this mini project of mine. To IRM, I hope my small act shall create a ripple of effect that would bring goodness to our mankind, insyaAllah. Praying for the best.
Rambled on & on about don't know what during my improptu speech, seriously wasn't prepared for it.
With the wonderful & sweet Datin Norelan who manages IRM Charity Shoppe who is also Kish's mom.
The girls & I at IRM.
Thank you so much darling Natasha Hudson for gracing the Charity Ceremony ♥
In the IRM Charity Shoppe there are a lot of books, toys, magazines, clothes (preloved & brand new), kitchen ware and loads of things you name it! All the items are sold at cheap prices, and are indeed very much can be used. Sometimes if there are people or kids who lives in poverty and came in for help, they simply just gave away the items to the ones in need. Otherwise the sales made will be used towards helping people all over the country and the world, regardless of race or religion without discrimination. Rest assured, your money spent here will make someone out there smile ❤
Best birthday surprise of the year, came from Islamic Relief Malaysia. I teared up when Country Director of IRM said one fine day in the world after he wish he would become my neighbor in heaven. Bawled my eyes out & ruined my eye makeup when they surprised me with the cake & sang "Allah Saves You". Of all people, I definitely did not see that one coming. Touched :")
Potong kek pun nak emo, PANG!
Us girls and the IRM van. If you wish to continue your contribution or donate your items (books, magazines, clothes, money) or even become a volunteer you may go to the address above and get to know the nice people in there. I hope my small event has created a wave of awareness among those who has been following. InsyaAllah, together we be the change that we want to see in the world ❤
The posters & photos along our journey for this project;
7th August 2012: Alhamdulillah, received our first monetary & physical donation: RM200 from a lovely person who prefers to remain anonymous & 2 bags of clothes from Natasha Hudson.
9 August 2012: A poster I made using a photo I took somewhere on the highway at dawn ♥
Each time someone donates something (clothes / money) I cant help but feel overwhelmed & happy, so grateful.. Alhamdulillah yesterday we manage to get more than RM2k from various ppl inc humble anonymous individuals & admirable personalities such as Annas Easkey, Azlin Zakaria & NorHidayah Zakri. May Allah blesses each & everyone of you ❤
12th August 2012: Syukur the above are preloved clothes from Natasha Hudson & @slaymenora & box of clothes couriered by @lanafasya of lanastore.net. Bless their souls ❤ Today me & my team will be stationed at @ilovehellodeer / @wondermilk as the above. There's also a wonderful bazaar going on at @ilovehellodeer so other than donating to charity u can also shop for Eid! Alhamdulillah I've read on Islamic Relief Malaysia's fb the donation for Ramadan Relief is doing well, aside from helping out poverty & people in need in Malaysia; let's also help our brothers & sisters in Syria, Gaza & Somalia through IRM. What say you?
12 August 2012: Thanks to our patient and hardworking helpers: Am Msvlad, Azlin Zulkharnain & Siti 'Kish' Roslan. I would like to extend my appreciation to Dzu & cuppacakes® by +wondermilk for lending us a space. I am so grateful for the overwhelming responds and supports by all the contributors. Please continue to support this charity event. May god bless you all :) - Nazrul Hisham.
14 August 2012: Photo snapped & edited by me, shared on instagram & facebook ♥
16 August 2012: A large parcel came in for charity Drive Ramadan for IRM, alhamdulillah there is still hope for humanity ♥
25 August 2012: The wonderful fashion designer Rico Rinaldi donating clothes, magazines & new Al-Quran for my Charity Project for Islamic Relief Malaysia. Alhamdulillah thank you so much for participating & your generous donations Rico. May Allah bless you with more rezeki, health, happiness & wealth in this world & beyond ♥
30th August 2012: Many of you may not know this but I have initiated a Charity Project for Islamic Relief Malaysia in conjunction of my birthday on 22/08. And tomorrow I will be handing over the money we raised from middle of August till now which is about RM5735 (as of 30/08 12pm). We've received loads of donation items as well eg books, magazines, preloved clothes and even Al-Quran. You should know that all the money is 100% going to IRM fund to help our brothers & sisters around the world inc Somalia, Gaza & Rohingya apart from helping people in poverty in Malaysia as well (as evident in facebook.com/IslamicReliefMalaysia) If you wish to make contributions you may go to my facebook page facebook.com/sptnkswthrt for the event page. Be the change you want to see in the world.
Things you might not know about ISLAMIC RELIEF:
1. WHAT IS ISLAMIC RELIEF?
Islamic Relief (IR) is an International relief and development charity/Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) with United Nation Economic and Social Council consultative status since 1993. Established in Birmingham, United Kingdom in response to the 1984 famines in Africa. IR has expanded to provide humanitarian aid in various fields including medicine, community building and education.
2. AIMS OF ISLAMIC RELIEF?
IR's aims are to strive to alleviate the suffering of the world's poorest people. IR respond to manmade & natural disasters and emergencies. Beyond the emergency phase, we are also engaged in integrated social sustainable development, working with local communities and other partners and donors.
3. WHO DOES IR HELP ?
IR work wherever the needs are and serve people regardless of race, religion or gender.
4. WHERE ARE IR OPERATING?
For the last 28 years, IR have served in more than 40 countries and have established more than 100 branches in more than 30 countries around the world. To date, Islamic Relief is actively involved in emergency relief and humanitarian development worldwide including Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Chad, Chechya, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti,Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kosova, Lebanon, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia,South Africa, Sudan, USA and Yemen.
5. WHAT IS ISLAMIC RELIEF's VISION ?
"Inspired by our Islamic faith & guided by our values, we envisage a caring world where communities are empowered, social obligations are fulfilled and people respond as one to the suffering of others."
6. WHERE TO DONATE?
ISLAMIC RELIEF MALAYSIA's BANK ACCOUNTS
Payable to : 'ISLAMIC RELIEF MALAYSIA'
Bank Islam (BIMB) : 12029010065643
Maybank (MBB) : 56210000804058
CIMB (CIMB) : 12590000804058
7. HOW ABOUT CLOTHES, BOOKS, OR SUPPLIES DONATIONS?
A-05-1, Paragon Point, Jalan Medan PB5, Seksyen 9, Pusat Bandar, Bangi, Malaysia, 43650 Bangi, Malaysia (new business area named Paragon Point behind Hospital Az-Zahrah)
+603 8926 3434 & +603 8927 3334. Charity Shoppe +(603) 8912 6334
Act today, it's never too late....
I hope this won't be my last stint on doing charity work, insya Allah ♥
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