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Eid appeal 2013

As many of you already know, the vast majority of  people living in Algeria are Muslim and one of the most significant celebrations in the Islamic calendar is Eid ul Fitr, the event which marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.

Eid is a time of great joy and celebration, it is a time when friends and family gather together, people eat delicious sweets and cakes and traditionally everyone wears new clothes-particularly the children.  It is an expensive time for everyone not least the poorer families.

For the past three years, at this time we have given sweets, toys and new clothes to hundreds of children living in Algiers. Last year we gave to just over 700 and this year, with your help we hope to give to even more.

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As with previous years we will be distributing the gifts to children living within the community, to those sick in hospital and this time to children whose home is a women’s refuge.

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So, how to help?

We need donations of sweets, small toys, balloons or anything else that children love!

You can give your donations in a number of ways:  If you live in London you might like to drop them off, further afield you will need to post them and if you live in Algiers you can phone to arrange a collection/ drop off – all of the contact details can be found here.   Or if you prefer, you can make an online monetary donation through the website or send a cheque.  No donation is too small and every item makes a difference.

*Eid will fall around mid August so donations made in the UK must be received by 1st July at the latest to ensure that they will arrive in time.

Spread a little happiness and make a child smile this Eid ul fitr!

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May round up

May was a really busy month for ‘Algerian Action’ with lots of things going on, including work on some exciting future projects.

Yet again lots of beautiful things continued to be sent in by our lovely supporters- some fab summer clothing, toiletries, toys and treats were all in among the bundles of donations that were received.

People are always getting in touch, asking what to send.  Children aged 0-16 years are given help with clothing so anything really that will fit that age group will be useful. Glasses and toiletries are always in demand and at the moment there is a shortage of baby clothing for our  baby bags. I have just up-dated the ‘most wanted’ list please do take a look if you would like a complete list of what is needed.

This years ‘Eid Appeal’ has just been launched, for full details visit here. This annual appeal is now in it’s third year, each year the number of children given gifts grows , our target for 2012 is 750.  We need donations of sweets, balloons, small toys (yo-yo’s, matchbox size cars ect) if you would like to help with this items must be received by 6th July to ensure that they will be in Algeria on time

We also have the online Craft Auction coming up later this week and we will be attending a few fundraising events at the end of the month ……..have a jubilant June everyone whatever you get up to!

Emma x

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