The Ramadaan Shoebox Project
This morning while going through Insta Stories in bed, I came across a very cool project called the Ramadaan Shoebox Project. It’s like the Santa Shoebox Project but the beneficiaries are underprivileged Muslim kids who get them for Eid.
The objective behind the Ramadaan Shoebox Project is to create a personalised gift for a specific child. The donor is given the age and gender of the child. The donor is responsible for decorating a shoe box and filling it with a list of items that includes a few basic necessities along with a treat and a gift.
I immediately pledged to participate because I think it’s absolute wonderful and concrete way to get Rushdi involved in charity work and helping out those less fortunate than ourselves.
By taking him shopping with us and having him pick out the things on the list, helping me to decorate the box and fill it up is a physical way to show him how we should be giving to others.
How Does The Ramadaan Shoebox Project Work?
It’s really very simple:
- Log on to the www.rsbp.co.za website and click the Pledge Now button.
- You then select your province and you’ll be given able to choose the age, gender and the number of boxes you’d like to pledge. Under each Age/Gender combo there will be a number indicating how many boxes are needed.
- Once you do that you will receive an email with the list of items needed for the boxes as well as directions for what size the boxes should be as well as how they should be covered. Mine went to my Junk Mail folder to be sure to check there.
- Then drop your boxes at your nearest drop off point which can be found on the site here.
So if you want to get your kids involved in charity work this Ramadan in a concrete and tangible way then pledge a couple of boxes for them to help you with.
For more ideas on how to get your kids involved and excited for Ramadan check out the links below: