Zakat, one of the five pillars of Islam, is the percentage of wealth that Muslims contribute to the needy every year. During Ramadan, charities are particularly active and people of any nationality or religion can get involved. These are just four you could donate your time and money to this month...
Women’s Crisis Care International (WCCI)
Long-time women’s rights advocate Mary-Justine Todd recently founded this first-of-its-kind non-profit organisation in Bahrain. It offers 24/7 crisis response and intervention services for victims of domestic abuse. Women can train as a certified advocate and anyone can donate money or supplies.
Feed the Need
At any time of year, you can stock up the Feed the Need fridges with staple foods for needy families in the area. During Ramadan, the charity will be filling its fridges every weekend with cooked meals. Just BD35 buys 50 meals. The team are also producing a music CD with original tunes, which will be released during Eid and sold to buy more food for families.
Phone founder Michelle Bailey to donate directly on 39 627 883.
For Bahrain charity
Launched back in 2008, this non-profit was founded by a group of graduates in order to provide boxes with basic supplies to families across Bahrain during Ramadan, as well as back-to-school boxes for children. As a volunteer, you can donate your money or help pack the cartons. In particular, this year, the charity is aiming to recruit younger members and inspire future generations to start their own altruistic initiatives.
Migrant Workers Protection Society
A notable society with a worthy cause, the MWPS seeks to help expat workers achieve their basic human rights. You can donate in cash or kind for their projects during Ramadan. In general, your money goes towards the upkeep of their dedicated shelter, rent and salaries, and tickets to repatriate low income workers.