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New Sponsors Join the National Eid Toy and Gift Drive 2012
Two more Georgia business owners join the National Eid Toy and Gift Drive 2012.
Mikal Akhtab a long time supporter of the Baitul Salaam Network, Inc., a distributor of Ardysslife.com located online at ardysslife.com/
MuskStoreGA located online at www.muskstore.com is an international company that sells exotic fragrances from many parts of the world at very competitive prices. Many of the scents sold by the company are very unique and rare. MuskStoreGA sells to those in the trade and direct to retail consumers. The company has been raising money for the Baitul Salaam Network since this past January and sponsored the International Purple Hijab Day 2012 that was held at the Atlanta Masjid in February.
ByNadiyaJewels a mail order hand crafted jewelry design firm located on Facebook sells unique and high quality artistic jewelry for women. Some of the most exquisite crystal and hand crafted beads are used in its designs. The company designs earrings, bracelets and very long necklaces especially designed to go over what is called hijab (Muslim headscarf worn by many Muslim women). This company also raises money for the Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. and co-sponsored the International Purple Hijab Day 2012 this past February that was held in Atlanta.
The National Eid Toy and Gift Drive 2012 will begin July 21 with collection boxes being placed by volunteers in metro Atlanta businesses and places of worship. The drive is annual and was started to ensure children from low income homes in the Islamic community and children who receive childcare services from Muslim owned/managed daycare facilities who receive government funding to supplement their fees are given toys and gifts during the celebration that begins immediately following the 29 or 30 days of the Ramadan fast. Many of the parents of non-Muslim children who receive toys during this time put them away for their Christmas and other holiday celebrations.
The drive also ships toys to Muslim families at military bases and isolated locations where there may not be an Islamic community nearby. This year the drive will ship toys/gifts to Ghana to ensure that 50 orphan children who attend Muslimun Adeiso Islamic School receive toys and gifts for Eid Al Fitr (recurring days of happiness).
For more information about the drive this year or to sign up as a volunteer call 770-255-8500 between the hours of 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday.