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 the UK and South Africa to help provide food for Syrian refugees.

Last year, with your support, we were able to send £480,000 of in-kind donations, consisting of rice, flour and tinned food to Syrian families in Mersin.

This year we will have containers in various Masjids across the United Kingdom and South Africa.
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

24 May 2018

Venue

Across the United Kingdom - TBC

Items Required:

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

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:
1. Rice (20kg bags only)
2. 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 Syrian refugees in Turkey and Syria and provide them with £480,000 of in-kind donations, consisting of rice, flour and tinned food, in England alone. This year, we are going bigger and international, so we can support more Syrian refugees this Ramadan.

Q. Where can are the containers located?

A. The containers will be placed in various Mosques across the UK. Please see details above in the locations section.

Q. When can I drop off my donations?

A. You can drop off the items from 3pm-11pm.

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 (20 kg 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.

Q. Can I volunteer in the Big Aid Convoy?

A. Yes, please complete the volunteer form above and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty.

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