“The best among you are those who bring greatest benefits to many others”
– Hadith Related By Imam Al Tabarani
Alhamdulillah, Ramadan 2019 is our second year running the #PledgeYourLunch campaign.
Last year, our campaign raised $6,215 in total for our beneficiaries – Cahaya Surya Bakti in Johor Bahru, Malaysia and Free Food For All (FFFA) in Singapore. We hope that this year will be an even better year for #PledgeYourLunch as donors from all over the world contribute to this campaign.
This year, we are reaching out to a society that focuses on empowering individuals with mental health issues. At the same time, we are still showing our support to the Rohingya children seeking refuge in Malaysia.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world fast from dawn to dusk and skip their usual lunch routine. Thus, the #PledgeYourLunch campaign serves as a fundraising project which focuses on channeling people’s lunch money to those who need it more.
So why not channel our lunch money for a better cause?
It is during this fasting month that Muslims try their best to be a better version of themselves by committing good deeds, be it through charity, ibadah (act of worship) or acts of sunnah (following the acts of Prophet Muhammad). So with millions of Muslims fasting around the world, we can only imagine the impact of charity on those who are less fortunate.
Putting aside your lunch money for one day for charity might not seem like anything significant but what if we put aside our lunch money for a whole month and channel it to things that actually matter? Like providing education for Rohingya children refugees and supporting those with the desire to be confident in today’s society.
A normal lunch meal in a Singapore hawker centre would cost nowhere above $10. By the end of Ramadan, one individual could save up to a whopping $300! So you see, your $10 today could go to a student’s school fees for a month and your $15 tomorrow could go to ensuring that a student is equipped with school supplies for an entire year.
As we all try to improve ourselves this Ramadan, let’s put our focus on others as well. Let's do our part by helping the Rohingya children get the education they deserve and making sure that individuals with mental health issues receive unconditional love from society.
Cahaya Surya Bakti (CSB) is an NGO based in Malaysia that strives to meet the needs of the growing Rohingya population in the state of Johor Bahru (JB). CSB runs 3 schools for Rohingya refugee children and teenagers in Johor Bahru, Kluang and Pekan Nanas. The JB centre is the first of its kind to be offering access to secondary education as well as vocational training to Rohingya refugees in the state. Their aim is to increase access to education and help pave the way towards a self-sufficient refugee community in Johor.
Club HEAL (Hope, Empowerment, Acceptance & Love) is a mental health charity that provides counselling and rehabilitation services to anyone experiencing mental health problems. The organisation offers caregiver support groups and corporate training that purpose in empowering individuals and organisations by understanding mental health and wellbeing. Club HEAL aims to assist and empower persons with mental health issues to regain confidence in themselves and others in their journey towards community reintegration.
At HalalTrip, we try our best to highlight on social activism especially during Ramadan. It is through #PledgeYourLunch that we are able to lend a helping hand to these organisations. We hope that this campaign will also be a way for you to reach out to the people who need our support.
Let’s make a change this Ramadan. And let’s start today.
Click here to #PledgeYourLunch now!