It’s no secret that the festive season is all about hot cocoa, string lights, and…charitable giving of course! There’s nothing sweeter than acknowledging the mercy Allah (swt) has bestowed upon us by acknowledging our positions of comfort and privilege by donating time and resources to support the under-privileged. And if we can use the festive season as an excuse to give, then who on earth not?!
So, to help you on your journey, your friendly neighborhood Muslim Girl writer here has compiled a list of organizations worthy of your support, now, and in the future. Happy giving!
1. Life for Relief and Development
Life provides humanitarian assistance to people across the globe in response to poverty, war, natural disasters, and other catastrophes; regardless of race, religion or culture.
2. Girls Going Global
Girls Going Global seeks to address the disparity of girls of color in international education and international affairs. They provide global leadership programming to girls from underrepresented communities to empower them to become creators and leaders of the world.
3. Muslim Hands
Muslim Hands works towards eradicating poverty and creating a fairer world. They believe every human has the right to an education, clean water and support systems for their communities. Muslim Hands aims to empower people for the long-term, not just for immediate relief.
Shelter focuses on alleviating the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. They do this by giving advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need, and by campaigning for lasting political change to end the housing crisis for good.
5. Al-Fatiha Global
Al-Fatiha Global is determined to help the oppressed around the world by providing medical aid, supporting educational institutions and facilitating irrigation projects. They view this as an obligation to help those whose circumstances have left them in a vulnerable situation.
Jusoor supports Syrian youth through the fields of education, career development, and global community engagement. They are an NGO committed to supporting Syria’s development and helping its citizens overcome the challenges their country faces.
7. Islamic Relief Worldwide
Islamic Relief uses Islamic values to support the marginalized and vulnerable to voice their needs and address root causes of poverty. They provide relief, protection and recovery to communities.
8. Gyrl Wonder
Gyrl Wonder gives rise to ambitious young women between the ages 16-21. They target forward thinking young women who are vehicles of hope for the future.
9. Humanity First
Humanity First aims to serve socially disadvantaged and disaster struck families in poorer communities around the world.
10. Muslim Aid
Muslim Aid strives to help all those in need regardless of race, religion, gender or political opinion to overcome suffering endured as a result of natural disasters and a lack of socio-economic necessities. As well as responding to emergencies, they work to eliminate poverty through education, healthcare, skills training and the provision of clean water.
11. LGBT Foundation
LGBT Foundation exists to support the needs of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans. They believe in a fair and equal society where all LGBT people can achieve their full potential.
12. International Rescue Committee
International Rescue Committee is focused on helping people whose lives and livelihoods have been destroyed by conflict and natural disasters. They support people to recover and regain control over their future.