COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE FOR RAMADAN AND EID (C.A.R.E.)
WE HOPE YOU HAD A BLESSED RAMADAN!
“(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: ‘We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.”
— The Holy Qur'an 76:8-9
This year's CARE projects would not have been possible without the generosity of our supporters and the dedication of MWO's amazing team of volunteers! We saw hundreds of women, men, and kids of all ages come out to serve and make Ramadan and Eid extra special for those in need of a helping hand.
I wanted to share with you all some of what you were able to help us accomplish:
- 500 CARE Packages distributed immediately before the month began
- Distributed Zabihah chicken and ground beef to 500 families at the very beginning of Ramadan
- Wrapped and distributed 404 Eid gifts and hundreds of beautiful Eid clothes to bring some extra joy to local families, including over 100 refugee children
- Fed the homeless at Project Downtown Orlando and raised over $1000
Help the MWO provide Ramadan food & assistance to struggling families from Mosques and other Institutions throughout Central Florida with this annual Community Assistance for Ramadan & Eid (C.A.R.E.) Initiative!
This year, our goal is to help 500 families, God-willing. We can't do it without your prayers, efforts, and generosity. Every dollar helps, and there are numerous ways to contribute.
FOR ONLY $50 PER PACKAGE, you can provide C.A.R.E. Packages with the following items (more items might be added if donated): Dates, Rice, Sugar, Tea, Chick Peas, Vermicelli, Lentils, Flour, Pancake mix, Oatmeal, Syrup, Drink mix, Salt, Pepper, Dessert mix, Tomato cans, Oil, Meat vouchers and more!
MWO is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. All CARE Package donations are zakat/fidya eligible and tax-deductible. Specify specific donation type when submitting donation form.
The families that receive CARE Packages can get additional assistance, in the form of gifts and Eid attire at the end of Ramadan. Every year, women from the MWO sign up to purchase and donate special Eid gifts for the children of the families that need assistance. Each interested member is given the name & age of a child, which makes gifts personalized. The parents of the children arrange for a special time to pick up the gifts, and personally give them to their children. Along with Eid gifts, each family is given a special treat.
For details about Eid Gift drive, contact project manager, Sophia Ansari (Sophia@mwo-orlando.org).
Eid Clothing Drive
Throughout the month of Ramadan, new and barely used, formal Eid attire is collected from the community. In a private location, when the parents arrive to pick up their kids’ Eid gifts, they can look through the hundreds of elegant clothes showcased and select special outfits for their whole family.
For Drop off locations, email contact Samina Rahman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you own a business and/or would like to become a C.A.R.E. Sponsor by making a contribution of $500 and above or large quantities of package items, please consider supporting MWO's CARE Initiative. It is through sponsorship that MWO is able to provide meat vouchers, gift cards, and more.
The MWO partners with local Mosques and other local institutions to distribute CARE Packages to the population that is in need of assistance. Any religious institution, or non-profit organization can apply for partnership. Click below to become a Partner Organization.