The weather is getting unconventionally cold in our region and it’s time we started truly taking others’ needs into consideration. There are all sorts of things you can do to make someone’s life better in this weather.
However, if you don’t know where to start or who to contact, we’ve got you covered. Below are only some of the initiatives around the Middle East that should get you started:
Qowat Mokaf7et El Bard by Resala
You can call this campaign if you know any person in need of supplies. They will find them and supply them with blankets and warm clothes. Find out more and how to contact them here.
Satr W 3’ata
This campaign focuses on villages and rural areas of Egypt. You can call them on 95530 or find out more about them here.
That’s another blanket-collecting-and-donating campaign that is geared towards fishermen’s families in Bohayrat Al Manzala. Call them on 01006604547 or find out more about how you can contribute here.
Yalla Beena Nenqezhom Mel Bard
These guys collect and donate everything from food to clothes and blankets. They target those in need all around Egypt. They also don’t just take donations, you can volunteer with them as well. Find out how you can participate here.
This campaign is based in Alexandria and it mainly focuses on renovating houses and constructing ceilings in order to make people’s housing more suitable for this weather. They’re also collecting blankets, beds and mattresses. Find out how you can be a part of this here.
On their 7th edition, 3’ateeny campaign is aiming to collect thousands of blankets for those in need. They accept both used and new blankets. You can find more information about them here.
Initiated by Sheikh Khalifa himself, this campaign aims at collecting blankets and other supplies primarily for Syrian refugees. You can donate 100 Dhs by sending a blank text message to 7100 or 200 Dhs by sending one t0 7200.
UAE’s Red Crescent
They run charity campaigns throughout the entire year, but this winter they are focusing on collecting blankets and food for those in the Levant who are suffering from Storm Huda and other extreme weather conditions.
Donate to their account at your nearest bank. To find out their different account numbers and which banks they have an account in, call them toll free at 800RED (800733) or by visiting their website.
Shetweyetna Adfa by Basmetna
Like most campaigns in the Middle East, this one primarily focuses on collecting blankets and winter clothes. However, it also accepts all kinds of donations. Find out more about the 4th edition of this campaign here.
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