Make a difference to a family in need this Ramadan.

We are now less than a month away from Ramadan and are busy organising the food packs for our families in need. Like previous years the packs will contain a selection of essential products like oil, flour, tomatoes and cous cous along with a few treats.

Can you help a family break their fast after a long hot day?
We need donations of non perishable food items or monetary donations. Every donation will make a difference- the difference between eating and staying hungry. Nothing is ever too small.

As usual, we will also be distributing sweets, and small gifts to children in celebration of Eid ul Fitr so donations of this type are also very much appreciated.- Balloons, pencils, bouncy balls….you know the type of thing!

If you can help in any way at all please get in touch and remember to share our poster with your family and friends

As always, thank you so much for your continued support!

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Thank you!

Just wanted to say a big thank you to of all of those that participated in the Winter Wonder event at the weekend. It was very much a last minute thing to help raise some extra funds for the increasing number of families that are needing help. But, thanks to your efforts of sharing, liking and giving it was possible to raise a total of £310 through auction sales and one off donations because of the interest the event generated.

4hours   A special thanks to the small businesses that donated items to the Auction too. (Links of these can be found in the sidebar).

business collageThe money will be used to buy additional supplies of blankets and other items to help those in need keep warm this winter.(Pictures to follow shortly).

Have a great week everyone!

Emma x

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Gorgeous pins up for grabs!

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Head on over to our facebook page to enter.

***Giveaway 3: a beautiful set of Rubina Kadir pins””
An assortment of 12 pretty,hand-crafted pins made from Swarovski Crystal, Chinese Crystal, Vintage Silver and Czech faceted beads.
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To enter: simply like the page (if you haven’t already) and like this post.
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Open to all wherever you are in the world.
The giveaway ends at 11pm on 21st Dec and a name will be chosen randomly by an online, automated name picker.

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Winter Wonder event- now on!

Our fundraising, Winter Wonder event is now on!

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Three days of gorgeous items, brilliant offers and great giveaways. New treats will be added throughout the event- so check back often. All funds raised will help to keep those in need warm this winter.

some treats Plus, every day a new giveaway will be posted and they will all end on Sunday at 11pm gmt. Today the giveaway is this beautiful, handmade necklace. To enter you will need to visit our facebook page. Open to all wherever you are in the world!

giveaway1As always, thank you so much for your support!

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Made by hand. A gorgeous giveaway!

Handicrafts are popular in Algeria and several people are able to earn an income by producing beautiful pottery, furniture, glassware, tiles, pictures, handbags, carpets, clothing and many other types of items.

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Hand crafted jewellery has been being created in Algeria for hundreds of years and every region has traditional styles that make use of locally sourced stones and findings that are fashioned into beautiful, hard-wearing pieces. My Mother in law gave me a  brooch which had been passed down to her from her grandmother, it is years old but, even today the enamel and coral is still so vibrant-I love it!

jewelcol As part of our Winter Wonder event which starts tomorrow and finishes on Sunday we will be giving away one beautiful Algerian necklace that has been handcrafted from silver and studded with Mediterranean coral.Don’t miss it!

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Winter Wonder….is coming to town!

Being in Africa, host to the Sahara and edged by the Mediterranean sea it is often assumed (by those without an Algerian connection of some sort) that the weather in Algeria is always warm. Even with my connection, I was totally surprised when my husband told me that Algeria is an excellent place to ski!

So, despite giving the impression of constant sunshine it can get extremely cold, not everywhere sees snow but it has been known to snow even in the capital and even without the white stuff, temperatures do drop pretty low, especially at night.

Snowy tree tops in Medea

Snowy tree tops in Medea

In the winter time requests for help always go up. Cool temperatures demand that warmer or more clothing be worn and that one is wrapped up when sleeping to keep out the cold. This year an unprecedented amount of people are wanting assistance and numbers will only increase as it becomes colder….

So, to ensure that we can help all those that need it we have hurriedly put together a fundraiser in the form of a  3 day online shopping and giveaway event which will be on next weekend (19th/20th/21st December)! A number of corporate supporters have donated items for us to sell and auction at greatly reduced prices, all money raised will go towards keeping those in need warm this winter.

Just one of the gorgeous things up for grabs next weekend!

Just one of the gorgeous things up for grabs next weekend!

But, this event is about more than just raising funds, it’s also an ideal opportunity for us to give away a few special “end of year” treats to say thank you for your continued support (no, we don’t have to do this but, it is nice to show appreciation). As I have said many times before, Algerian Action only exists because of people pulling together and making small, individual gestures build up to big differences to those in need. Thank you for your efforts.

Please do share the event poster with all that you know and help us make the event a real success! (and if you just happen to be a business owner and would like to donate an item, it’s not too late, just email the details to : info@algerianaction.co.uk )

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Have a great week!

Emma x

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New book: All about Algeria- colour & learn.

The second publication is almost here: just two weeks to go!

The book is aimed at children and will encourage them to learn all about Algeria. It is perfect for those with Algerian connections but is also great for children in general to learn about another culture and the world around them.

Full of fun, facts, culture, history and traditions- it is an opportunity to discover the details that make Algeria so unique.

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All proceeds from the sale of the book will directly help those in need and will kick start our special needs project that starts next year.

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