2000 ‘shoebox’ Eid gifts being wrapped for war-ravaged Syrian children

By Al Qalam Reporter

Eid-ul-Fitr may be some time away but two Islamic organizations are already collecting and packing Eid gifts for displaced Syrian children.

The Caring Sisters Network in association with Al Quds Foundation SA have embarked on yet another “Shoebox for Syria” campaign, providing the community with a simple yet beneficial opportunity to put together a meaningful gift.

The aim of the campaign is to bring smiles to the faces of many Syrian children – afflicted by the ravages of war – during the joyous occasion of Eid ul Fitr.

Shoe boxes are wrapped by volunteers, decorated and filled with age appropriate gifts and goodies. The age group varies from 3-6 year olds and 7-11 year olds.

Yasiera Mahomed Suliman, Chairperson of the Caring Sisters Network said: “These shoeboxes are a symbol of solidarity and hopefulness. The Eid gifts will not only delight the children who receive it, but also remind them of the thoughtfulness and kindness of mankind.

“The gift boxes will reach in time for Eid putting a smile on the faces of these children, giving them moments of happiness amongst the rubble and the destruction that surrounds them. Together we have collected over 2000 shoeboxes to be gifted.

“Syrian children deserve to be happy and have a joyous Eid. We enjoy bringing smiles to the faces of many and it is heart-warming to witness the response and support from the community.”

The Caring Sisters Network has facilitated the campaign within the KZN region, with seven designated drop of points in; Overport, Westville, Verulam, Pietermaritzburg, Port Shepstone, Tongaat and Ladybrand.

For more info, call (031) 207 4223 or e-mail: csn@samnet.co.za. You can also visit their website at www.caringsisters.net

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