بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
I’m sure nearly everybody is aware of the humanitarian and human rights crises pertaining to multiple Middle Eastern territories escalating in the past few years. The Palestinian Territories covering the West Bank and Gaza have especially been under a heavy onset of war for an extended amount of time. At this point, 38% of the population lives below the poverty line, while the number of refugees continues to rise each year from the conflicts. Syria’s recent political unrest and civil war is leaving refugees homeless without food or water; the list goes on and on. The problems are as far spanning as the amount of people and areas needing help.
Since the beginning of this year it’s been my resolution to give 10% of all my income to charities supporting Middle Eastern territories in the middle of humanitarian emergencies, and I hope to finish out the year having donated a couple thousand dollars. I’m nearing my half-way goal and really want to increase my efforts outside personal donations. So to do that, as I continue to donate to my regular charities, I’ve had an idea-
For the rest of the month of Ramadan (ends July 28th) I’m making a proposal to all my followers: If you donate any amount of money to a selected charity working in the Middle East I’ll do an original, one-of-a-kind piece of artwork for you and send it to you. All art will be graphite on a standard 8.5”x11” or 5”x8.5” of high-quality paper, depending on your donation. Check out some of my recent drawings here (some NSFW) to get an idea of what I’d be doing for you. All you need to do is send me a screenshot of the online receipt or email from the charity you’ve donated to.
If you want a few suggestions, here are some awesome charities I donate to monthly! All of these are great, but feel free to pick any other charity you know of as well.
ANERA - Aid and humanitarian aid for Palestinian refugees.
HHRD - Food, clothing, medical relief. Orphan support, women empowerment, etc.
LIFE - Middle East, Africa and Haiti general medical and disaster aid.
PCRF - Providing free medical care to children in conflict zones.
Please consider doing this, Ramadan is an especially awesome time to donate to people who need support! You’ll be joining the efforts of millions who give generously every year during this time.
I’ll be re-posting this a few times throughout the month, even if you can’t donate you should re-blog and help share!
الذين ينفقون أموالهم بالليل والنهار سرا وعلانية فلهم أجرهم عند ربَّهم ولا خوف عليهم ولا هم يحزنون