The Solution to an Overflowing Hijab Drawer?
These clothing donation drives help others who can’t afford – or can’t find – suitable modest clothing. By Afia R Fitriati.
If you feel that your hijab collection needs updating this coming Eid in spite of the hundreds of scarves that you’ve amassed, maybe it’s time to give some of them away to our less fortunate sisters. After all, in the afterlife we will be held accountable for all of our worldly possessions – fashion-related or otherwise. Here are a few excellent programs to which you can donate your hijabs:
Hijab Care Packs – Singapore
Hijab Care Packs is an ongoing donation drive held by Masjid Ar-Raudhah in the Bukit Batok neighbourhood of Singapore. The drop box at the mosque receives hijabs, scarves, shawls, and hijab accessories that are mixed and matched before being donated to sisters who need them.
Donate a Hijab Program – Texas
There are many ways to reach out to our sisters who have just reverted to Islam. As hijabs and modest clothes are often a hassle to find in many Muslim-minority countries, passing down your hijabs can be a precious, simple act of kindness. Currently, the program is focusing on our sisters of faith in Latin American countries. Check out their website for more information.
2012 Ramadan Mexico Project – California
The Ramadan Mexico Project has a similar aim to the Donate a Hijab Program, with the only difference being it runs only during Ramadhan. This year, the project is focusing on the modest clothing needs of our sisters and brothers in Mexico, especially in Mexico City and Rosarito. The project has several drop boxes in the California area, and still has openings for others who would like to volunteer their houses or apartments to place drop boxes.
Do you know any other hijab donation programmes in your vicinity? Leave your comments below.
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