DateDrive of Ramadan 1430/Sept 2009
Alhamdulillah, this is the 2nd Ramadan for HalfDate. Last year, HalfDaters helped to raise over $20,000 and have completed several projects, see this article. This year, we will have a productivity race among supporters of different projects, because Ramadan is a month of productivity, not laziness.
So, this drive will include:
Round 1: By Sept 1st, achieve 10% of your goal or 20 testimonials from your fans (posted as comments)
Round 2: By Sept 7th, achieve 50% of your goal or $3000
Round 3: By Sept 15th, achieve 77% of your goal or get voted to stay by HalfDaters
Final: You survived and you make at least one of the following: 1- publish a video (no music please) 2- do a teleseminar fundraiser, or 3- get a news coverage for your DateDrive.
-Authentic Hadith collected in Sahih Muslim
|Matching Challenges: To respond to a match, post in the comment the match # and how much (anonymously is fine)
|Match #1: Dollar to dollar matching up to $100 for any donations from outside the US to newspapers.|
|Match #2: A brother will give $3 for every $1, for the first 3 high school students who can ask their family members to donate $20 to any of HalfDate listed causes. Post a comment once you donate, so we give the matching ($60 will be donated)|
|Match #4: HalfDate will donate $1 for every tweet (counted by the gadget) tweetme up to $500 ($29 will be donated)|
The Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. a 12 year old domestic violence awareness organization is fund raising to continue and expand our work. We have assisted 618 women and children who were temporarily homeless due to some form of abuse (physical, emotional and/or economic). We have been able with the support of approximately 300 active supporters to answer 9,000+ calls for assistance yearly, make referrals for medical, legal, professional counseling, provide diversity training for organizations such as the Salvation Army, masjid/Islamic centers (most recent the Islamic Center of August, GA) and network to have an impact on legislation on all levels through following organizations: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, GA Coalition Against Domestic Violence, local domestic violence task forces and Masjid Al Bayyinah who host the only Islamic managed Food Pantry in the metro Atlanta.
We need your help to achieve our goals.
You can send your donations using paypal.com to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or send by mail to: Baitul Salaam Network, Inc., PO Box 115470, Atlanta, GA 30310.
Baitul Salaam and Masjid Al Bayyinah are working together as partners on the Food Pantry project and the van/truck will be used to also expand the recycling program and to pick up food donations from local Food Banks, grocery stores and other organizations. The van/truck will also be used to pick up furniture and appliance donations to the Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. and Masjid Al Bayyinah.
Direct Link: http://halfdate.com/2009/08/17/my-productive-ramadan-drive/#madina
Cause: Needy students/teacher
Specific Need: $22,500 for Tuition Subsidization Funding (with monthly pledge)
Qualify for Zakah? Yes for needy students/teachers. So, if you are sending Zakah, mention that in your donation.
We seek your help to alleviate the disproportionate tuition burden being borne by low-income families who have been completely devastated by the recession. We are pleading for Muslim children, because unless we receive additional resources Al-Madinah School will be bankrupt. We are seeking $22,500 $20,000 in subsidy funds for our 2009-10 academic school year. (HalfDate allows only $7K requests)
See InFocus News article
Contact the school for their bank info or you can mail them a check
3510 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90018
Phone: 323 296-5961
Direct Link: http://halfdate.com/2009/08/17/my-productive-ramadan-drive/#Infocusnews
Cause: Public service/Dawah
Specific Need: $32,000.00 for printing costs & bills (HalfDate allows only $7K requests)
Qualify for Zakah? Strictly speaking, no.
We need your URGENT financial help to continue publishing.
A Needy Single Mom
Round #1 first place holder Allahu Akbar!
Direct Link: http://halfdate.com/2009/08/17/my-productive-ramadan-drive/#needymom
Cause: Needy Muslims
Specific Need: $3,000.00 for her expenses
Registered Not-for-Profit? No
A young sister with 6 beautiful children is being evicted from her apartment by the end of the month. She has no means of transportation as her car has been stolen! She’s trying hard to find a home and a job, and even when she does she will need to spend money to pay a babysitter to watch the kids while she’s at work. She’s been walking all over town in the summer heat dragging her kids along with her in hopes of finding something, spending any little money she has on bus and taxi fare. MashaAllah she is very active in her community and puts her kids in Islamic classes and teaches classes herself – free of charge! Despite her situation, she is always smiling and looks so content and yet thankful to Allah.
She is in dire need of help just to cover food and traveling expenses and will need even more money to deposit when inshaAllah she finds an apartment. I can’t think of anyone more tested or deserving than her for this help, so inshaAllah please donate generously to help our dear sister in Islam who strives to carry the banner of this deen and who works hard in da’wah as well. She is a pillar subhanAllah.
Al Maun Fund
Direct Link: http://halfdate.com/2009/08/17/my-productive-ramadan-drive/#Almaunfund
Cause: Needy families and individuals
Specific Need: $3000.00 for sadaqah requests and prison outreach
Other Needs: click here
Qualify for Zakah? Yes for needy women/children. So, if you are sending Zakah, mention that in your donation.
We want to continue to help the poor and needy with food, utility assistance, rental help, medical needs and more. Also to provide new shahadahs with Qurans and Islamic reading material. We also want to increase our prison outreach program insha’allah.
cr.811 Sister seeks aid with rent. $200.00
cr.812 Sister with children (was in severe domestic violence situation) getting resettled after being in shelter, needs help with basic household needs, food and clothing. $200.00
cr.813 Revert who suffered some domestic abuse, sees aid with rent and utilties. $200.00
cr.814 Brother lost employment, has been making ends meet by doing od jobs, however unabel to meet rent this month. $200.00
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Women Affairs of Almumtahinah Inc.
Direct Link: http://halfdate.com/2009/08/17/my-productive-ramadan-drive/#women
Cause: Needy women/children
Specific Need: $1200.00 for shelter rent.
Other Needs: click here
Qualify for Zakah? Not for rent, but yes for needy women/children. So, if you are sending Zakah, mention that in your donation.
“We are trying to help ourselves by selling dinner plates and yard sale insha’Allah these funds can go towards other things needed in the home such as household supplies, toiletries, and bus tickets. Our goal is to raise at least $551.00,” said Nadia Auxila McIntosh, Women Affairs Admin.
Donation Link: http://www.womenaffairsofamh.org/home_1.html
Women Affairs of Al-Mumtahinah Home Inc.,
Baltimore, MD 21203
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 443-798-1323 / 443-627-8979 / 443-869-3403
Baabun Nasr Inc.
Direct Link: http://halfdate.com/2009/08/17/my-productive-ramadan-drive/#BaabunNasr
Cause: Skill development
$2,500 for upgrading our Sister’s computer lab, which help families to move towards self-sufficiency by providing computers for employment searches, housing and utility assistance programs, resume writing, literacy programs on-line and much more! We have four computers donated from Temple University. (Update: They got 10 used computers donated by a local business, Alhamduillah)
$500 for winter gas bill. Last year, Baabun Nasr staff worked through the winter without heat because the cost to connect the gas was $500.00. This year with Allah’s aid we would like get the gas turned on.
Qualify for Zakah? Not for computer lab/bills, but yes for needy Muslims. So, if you are sending Zakah, mention that in your donation.
Email: or email@example.com
Phone: 267 632 5460
The following sponsors have either helped HalfDate before with free services or have bought a sponsorship package. To sponsor a drive, please contact us.
|Fresh Date Sponsors(Platinum)|
|Dry Date Sponsors|
Things Done During This Drive: