Himmah Ramadan Poverty Appeal

by Mr Naser Hussain in Nottingham, United Kingdom

Total raised £36,371

Gift Aid
+ est. £3810.25
£50,000 stretch target 12 days left
145% 110 supporters

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The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: He is not a believer whose stomach is filled while his neighbour goes hungry

by Mr Naser Hussain in Nottingham, United Kingdom

 donated match funding
Aviva Community Fund is providing live match funding

 New stretch target

We will be able to provide more food aid and also more classes on budgeting and cooking skills helping to enable people to manage their income more effectively to ensure they can both heat and eat!

In Ramadan Muslims choose to fast, but many in this city have no choice but hunger. Please donate generously and support local people in crisis by helping our projects to deliver food parcels, hot meals and advice & advocacy services. Our projects are Zakat eligible, please indicate in the comments section if you are making a Zakat donation.

Himmah is a social justice charity set up by Sajid Mohammed (Director) in 2010 and then became a registered CIO in 2015. Sajid met a destitute asylum seeker through the Islamic Centre in Nottingham and once he heard Ahmed's story he felt compelled to act and started conversations about how to support people facing destitution in Nottingham. That was the moment that Himmah was born.

Since then Himmah has raised funds to support people mostly through food poverty projects such as our foodbank, our social supermarkets (Foodprint) and also hot meals in partnership with other faith-groups most notably SaSH which provides hot meals every Wednesday evening.

Himmah also works on community organising (with Nottingham Citizens) and also delivers projects around challenging racial and educational inequalities. Much of the work depends on being able to raise funds from grants and generous individuals, families and businesses through appeals such as this!

This Crowdfunding Appeal means that anyone can donate up to £250 online and have their donation matched, meaning we can feed and educate more individuals and families in need over the coming 12 months.

Ramadan is a key focus as a charity founded on Islamic principles, for our fundraising from individuals and businesses - we really thank you for your support in helping us to ensure that no one need go hungry in Nottingham over the coming year. Please donate and share with your friends and family to support our funding needs, which are currently growing astronomically due to difficulties in sourcing the food we are distributing which means our food-parcels have tripled in price over the last 2 years alone.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: He is not a believer whose stomach is filled while his neighbour goes hungry.

'Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him; and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbours who are near, neighbours who are strangers...' (Qur'an 4:36)

Help local people in crisis by donating to the Himmah Food Bank and Hot Meals project. Every donation up to £250 will be doubled by match funding from Aviva.

There isn't long to go, so please donate now! Please also share this appeal with friends and family - we need all the support as our food supply costs are constantly increasing along with the needs of families experiencing food poverty!

Last year (2023), we distributed over 15,000 food parcels to local families in need. We know we need £15 to feed one person for a week which is £780 a year - but with demand only rising the need for our food aid keeps on climbing to new record highs.

£780 feeds 1 person for a year

£65 feeds 1person for a month

£15 feeds 1 person for a week

Our additional wrap around support means people can benefit from our social supermarkets, where they can buy food at subsidised prices to ensure a small budget can go further. Our budgeting classes help people to calculate how much their income and expenditure is, so they know how much money they need to pay their bills and avoid getting into debt which then adds more pressure to a low budget. Finally, our cooking classes help people learn basic cooking techniques and how to be creative and cook tasty meals from food they get in a food parcel or can buy through our social supermarkets. 

Please contact us on [email protected] to be added to our mailing list and also follow us on social media as we need your support to continue to meet demand for 2023 and beyond.

Please leave a comment or private message to [email protected] if you would like your donation to be allocated as Zakat so that we may treat your donation accordingly.

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