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Less Than 30 Days To The Official Launch Of The National Eid Toy And Gift Drive 2012
The month of Shaban is here we are less than 30 days away from the official start.
This year the group is preparing to serve up to 100 families in metro Atlanta and ship gifts to 50 students it has adopted in Ghana (all are orphans) and 50 or so famiies who do not live in the area who apply. Any family who makes 50K or less with children ages 16 or under at home full-time can apply for free toys or gifts for this coming Eid Al Fitr (one of the two Islamic holidays celebrated annually). To apply for free toys or gifts all you do is request an application from the group by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The gifts are given to all children regardless of their religion, race or color. Many day care facilities operated by Muslims who have non-Muslim clients apply to fill their toy boxes and to teach the children about diversity and sharing. Many organizations give Muslim businesses and organizations who work with children regardless of religion, race or color toys and gifts during the Christmas season. So why not Muslims do the same during our Eid Al Fitr holiday.
"We are so excited, states one volunteer (who prefers to remain annoymous) that we have expanded this drive in the Islamic community as well as in the community at large. It shows children how to be who you are and still respect the right of others to be different than you."
For anyone who has questions you can call 770-255-8500 Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm..