Not only does it provide us with the perfect opportunity to interact with the community, it also enables us to identify real life problems that the community is facing as a whole and then find a viable solution. A dirty landscape not only looks bad, but it also reflects poorly on the surroundings including the local residents.
The roots of Islamic Help can be traced to the dedication of young volunteers wanting to make a difference to their communities. From clean ups of local eyesores and residents’ gardens to soup kitchens for the homeless, from supporting young people to bringing cheer to life-limited children at a local hospice, Islamic Help has been dedicated to serving the community on its doorstep as well as its wider international work.
Take a minute to think about charitable giving – what is the first thing that comes to mind? The chances are that you will now be thinking about sending care packages to vulnerable children and families in some of the world’s poorest areas, right? While it’s true that this kind of work is a big part of what we do, it is also important to care for the people in need in our own communities. After all, charity begins at home.