Over recent months an amazing amount of donations have been pouring through our UK letter box . Thank you so much, you are all absolutely wonderful! With so much arriving we will now have to arrange different storage and try and increase the frequency that we ship items over to Algiers. While we organise this can I ask a huge favour? that is, can I ask you to hold on to your donations for a few weeks until it is sorted out- it would be such a huge help if you could do this. Thanks a million!
Below are just a few of the fabulous things that have arrived over the last couple of weeks….
Ramadan is almost over (it seems to have passed so quickly this year…) and so thoughts are turning to organising the Eid sweets and treats for children here in Algiers. I am also super busy right now working on a personal project which is very close to my heart and something which I have been working towards for quite a few years now. I am looking forward to sharing the details with you all very soon as although it isn’t ‘Algerian Action‘ it will be based in Algeria and as so many of you are dear friends I know that you will be happy for me.
The weather looks set to be glorious next week in both Algeria and the UK- enjoy the sunshine everyone and have a great week!
Last week I was busy but, in a different way as my Mum and Dad came to visit! Algeria is my home so I usually just do normal, everyday stuff… it was nice to do touristy things for a change…
While I have been enjoying myself and eating way too much ice cream you lot have obviously been busy crafting away!
As for this week….it’s another busy one for me! Ramadan will start next weekend. Our food parcels will be distributed to families in need the middle of next week (so that they can start their food preparations and have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they will have enough to feed themselves and their children during the month.) So, this week I will be going around gathering up the donations of food items that people have been collecting and making up food parcels-
if you are in Algiers and want to give there is still time- you can drop off things at Hopeland Institute in Cheraga or if you want to give it to me personally get in touch. I am also finalising the details of a special Ramadan Appeal for children in hospital….so watch out for my next post!
Whatever you plan on getting up to I hope you have a great week!
Time is flying by and it wasn’t until a few days ago when one of you dear readers asked for more info that I realised that I hadn’t posted anything on here about our Annual Eid and Ramadan Appeal …and as Ramadan will begin in around 5 weeks time I am cutting it mighty fine to say the least!
So as many of you regulars will know, every year during Ramadan we provide the families we support with a parcel of basic food items (things like oil, flour, sugar, coffee, lentils,rice,cous cous, semolina and pasta) plus a few treat items (things like biscuits and dates) and some fresh fruit and vegetables.
For those of you that don’t know, Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar it is a special time of year when Muslims all over the world fast from dawn to dusk. We provide those in need with essential food items to ensure that they are able to eat before starting to fast and to enable them to break their fast with a nutritious meal too.
If you’re not in Algeria and would like to contribute something to our Ramadan food parcels the best way to do so is by making a monetary donation, this can be done online here on our website or by bank transfer to our charity account (details can be found here) -There is no minimum amount and 100% of your donation will be used to buy food items for those in need. If you are in Algiers and would like to contribute items of food please get in touch to find out where your nearest drop off point is, we will need to receive items by 20th May. No donation is ever too small…a bag of flour or a packet of sugar can make all the difference to a family in need.
The end of Ramadan is marked by Eid ul Fitr. It is a time of celebration and fun which often includes visiting family and friends and eating lots of cakes and biscuits! At this time we distribute as many gifts of toys, sweets and balloons as we can to disadvantaged children in the community. The children are always thrilled to receive a bag of goodies which usually contain a variety of small items…a ball, yoyo, pencils, hair clips, stickers, bracelets..you know the type of thing! If you would like to donate items to be given to children at Eid ul fitr and are living outside of Algeria donations must be received by 10th May to ensure that they will arrive in time for the big day. If you are in Algiers and would like to donate you have up until the middle of June to do so.
This year, in addition to distributing food parcels and children’s gifts we will be holding a number of Ramadan themed craft workshops for children…we plan on making painted glass lanterns, sun catchers, silhouette paintings and much more.
I know I am a little (a lot!) late in posting but, fortunately I also know how great you guys are at rallying round and making things happen!
Have a super weekend!
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!
June has been a very busy month, for me personally and for Algerian Action.
Lots of things were donated which is just wonderful! every single item given makes a difference to somebody in need so it really is lovely to see so many people giving generously and making the lives of others that little bit easier. All types of things have been sent in, below is just a small sample.
We have also been collecting for our Eid Appeal. If you would like to contribute to this by donating sweets, balloons, small toys the items must be received in the UK by the 7th July at the very latest. Our last shipment before Eid will be on the 9th of July so really there is just about a week left to help.
Like last year we will also be providing food parcels to those in need for the month of Ramadan, we held an auction last weekend on Facebook to help fundraise for this so huge thanks to all of you who participated and made it such a worthwhile event.
We will be holding another one at the beginning of August to help us buy more wheelchairs for children in the Mustapha Pascha hospital in Algiers.The children’s cancer unit didn’t have any wheelchairs to transport the children from the ward to the chemotherapy treatment area so last month we bought them two but, we hope to get them another three.
If you are a business owner, crafter or just have something lying around at home that you don’t need please get in touch – we would love to have your support for our August auction.
Have a great weekend everyone!
A set of two super cute clips – One a pretty felt rose and the other a floral bow. Both based on crocodile clips so could also be attached to a bag, scarf or lapel as a brooch too.
The rose measures 4cm across and the bow is 6.5cm.
Generously donated by ‘Little Bowtique’
Starting bid is £1
Bidding ends midnight (gmt) tonight!
Cupcakes and Muffins is the only cupcake book you will ever need. Beginning with a comprehensive section explaining equipment and utensils, ingredients, basic techniques, cooling and storing, troubleshooting, key cake and icing recipes and decorating techniques it then goes on to spoil you with a choice of over 100 recipes. Whether you want to make Winter wedding cupcakes or have a craving for blueberry buttermilk muffins you will not be disappointed.
A fantastic book that will teach you how to make the best sweet treats ever!
Generously given by an anonymous donor.
Starting bid £2
Postage is a nominal fee of 50p
Bidding ends tonight at midnight (gmt)
To place a bid just put it in the comments box below