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My Productive Ramadan Drive

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:

  1. A productivity training for you,
    Do you know the secrets of ProductiveRamadan? click here
  2. A productivity race among non-profit projects (each week only those projects that met certain goals will be advanced to the next round, the finalists will get special prize, inshaAllah)
  3. 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.

“I’ve been planning on donating for the past 10 days but this Hadith really encouraged me to do it now!” -A student

مَا نَقَصَتْ صَدَقَةٌ مِنْ مَالٍ
Sadaqah never decreases wealth

-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 #3: A student from Fresno will match any other students donations up to $50
Match #4: HalfDate will donate $1 for every tweet (counted by the gadget) tweetme up to $500 ($29 will be donated)
Match #5: HalfDate will donate $1000 on your behalf if you post a video about one of the causes and get most number of views on YouTube by end of Ramadan (at least 2000 views).
Match #6: One brother will donate $100 (upto $3000 limit) for every $10 you give, just give and post a comment mentioning Match #6, can be anonymous.


Baitul Salaam network, Inc.
Direct Link: http://halfdate.com/2009/08/17/my-productive-ramadan-drive/#baitulsalaam
Cause: Needy women/children
Specific Need: $5000.00 for a van/truck
Qualify for Zakah? Not for van, but yes for needy women/children. So, if you are sending Zakah, mention that in your donation.

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 haleem1@aol.com. 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.






Contact:
http://www.baitulsalaam.net
Email: haleem1@aol.com
Phone: 770-255-8500



Al-Madinah School
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.
Details:
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:
Contact the school for their bank info or you can mail them a check
3510 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90018
http://www.almadinahschool.org/
Email: madina@pacbell.net
Phone: 323 296-5961



InFocus News
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.

Donate

Contact:
http://http://www.InFocusNews.net
Email: editor@infocusnews.net
Phone: 714.678.1820



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.

Contact:
Email: ninjabimuslimah@yahoo.com


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
Posted 09.03.09
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
Posted 09.03.09
cr.813 Revert who suffered some domestic abuse, sees aid with rent and utilties. $200.00
Posted 09.04.09
cr.814 Brother lost employment, has been making ends meet by doing od jobs, however unabel to meet rent this month. $200.00
Posted 09.06.09





Contact:
http://www.almaunfund.org
Email: staff@almaunfund.org or maunfundorg@yahoo.com
Phone: 1-877-522-1800


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

Contact:
Women Affairs of Al-Mumtahinah Home Inc.,
P.O.Box 1462
Baltimore, MD 21203
Email: womenaffairsofamh@womenaffairsofamh.org or almumtahinah1.home@yahoo.com
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
Specific Need: $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.

Contact:
http://www.baabunnasr.org
Email: or baabunnasr05@yahoo.com
Phone: 267 632 5460


Drive Sponsors

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)
Productive Muslim Productive Muslim
Dry Date Sponsors
Ummah Foods

Things Done During This Drive:

  • Volunteer for this drive, just pick the days you want to volunteer. Click here
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    • http://www.baitulsalaam.net Hadayai

      As Salaamu Alaikum,

      Wonderful gifts from Allah:

      $125
      $5
      $2
      $41
      $20
      $25

      We appreciate them all.

    • http://www.baabunnasr.org Baabun Nasr Inc.

      As salamu alaikum

      Allah ta ala has showered him blessing upon us with your dontions in the amount of:

      125.00 Tigard,OR

      18.00 Venice,CA

      20.00 Phila. PA

      101.00 Hicksville, NY

      Your donation is appreciated.

      Jazakallahu Khyraan

    • bintgeorge

      as salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh
      i am donating the amount of 220.00 dollars for the almaun fund in response to match number 6.
      i have received assistance from al maun fund in the past.
      may Allaah continue to reward them and allow them to prosper and to be a blessing to the ummah aameen

      [Admin: $2,200 will be donated, but AlMaun already reached their goal. Remaining matching is $2800-2200=600]

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      Masha’allah….May ALlaah bless you,ameen

      Philadelphia, Pa 10
      Trenton, NJ 5
      Jacksonville. Fl 20
      Upper Darby, Pa 5
      Atlantic City, NJ 2
      unknown 42
      Alexandria, VA 20
      Diamond Bar, CA 20
      Dallas, TX 10

      $3142.00

    • HalfDate Admin

      Women Affairs of Almumtahinah Inc

      29 contributors

      As-salaamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu, I pray that Allaah (Subhaanahu wa ta’aala) rewards all the brothers and sisters for their sincere efforts. Ameen. Was-salaamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu, DawahPosters.com :)}
      * Waseem

      May Allah reward you immensely for these efforts in helping the weak and the poor.
      * Omar A.

      Assalaamu alaykum.
      * Mustafa N.

      thanks to give us opportunity to do good deeds
      * Fazrul I.

    • http://halfdate.com HalfDate Admin

      Baabunnasr Internet & Heater Bills
      25 contributors

      May Allah give you Barakah and Qubool in your efforts
      * Mohammad

      Assalaamu alaykum.
      * Mustafa N.

      For zakat. JazakhAllah khair!
      * Shireen

      As Salaamu Alaikum, Masha Allah its not alot, but I wanted to give something. May all of our worship be accepted, ameen.
      * Raushanah M.

      May Allah help you achieve your goal and make this winter warmer than the previous one :). Ameen.
      * Audrey

      As Salam Alaikum, May Allah bless Baabun Nasr continuously with tawfeeq! Ameen
      * Gabriel

    • http://halfdate.com HalfDate Admin

      A Needy Abandoned Mom
      59 contributors

      May ALLAH bless you for helping that sister, and May ALLAH help that sister with all her needs and May ALLAH protect her and her children.
      * Muhammad H.

      May Allah swt make it easy for our sister. Ameen. May Allah swt shower his mercy and blessing upon our sister in Islam and her 6 lovely children. Ameen.
      * Sabeeh

    • Anonymous

      Assalamualikum,

      Sent a check for $10 for Al Maun Fund. Please confirm receipt of check.
      Qualifies for Match#6.

      wassalamualikum…ramadan kareem.

      [Admin: wa alaikum assalam, $100 will be donated, $600-$100=$500 remaining]

    • anonymous

      assalaamu alaykum

      I donated $150.00 to Al Madinah School yesterday. This qualifies for Match #6.

      [Admin: The remaining matching fund $500 will be donated. $3000-$200-$2200-$10-$500]

    • http://www.almaunfund.org Al~Maun~Fund

      The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allaah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allaah gives manifold increase to whom He pleases. And Allaah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knower. (Al-Baqarah 2:261)

      $2.00 Durham, NC
      $220.00 Wilkes Barre, PA (match #6 needed comment #297)
      $10.00 Durham, NC
      $50.0 Chantilly, VA

    • http://www.baitulsalaam.net Hadayai

      As Salaamu Alaikum,

      Some sweet fruit $50.00, $10.00 and $25.00 Allahu Akbar.

      ma salaam

    • http://www.baitulsalaam.net Hadayai

      As Salaamu Alaikum,

      Another sweet surprise $5.00 from France.

      ma salaam

    • http://study.taleemalquran.com/ Assalaamu Alaikum

      $40 for Al Maun fund. Kindly apply Match # 6 to this.

      Jazakum Allahu Khairan

      [Admin: wa iyyakkum. Match #6 has already matched $3000. But, we will try to find more]

    • http://www.almaunfund.org Al~Maun~Fund

      As salaamu alaykum

      Charity extinguishes the sin, just as water extinguishes the fire.

      $16 United Kingdom
      $10 United Kingdom
      $40 NON US match #6 (comment 307)
      $75 Netherlands
      $500 Ottawa Ontario

      Overwhelmed and grateful…….

    • ameenah mubarak

      The importance of a well established, dedicated school in our society can not be overemphasized; this is why I support Al Madinah School. Al Madinah has been an integral part of the development of the students who have passed through its doors.
      For the future of our children, support Al Madinah School.

    • Al-Madinah School

      Assalamu alaikum,

      $650 for Al-Madinah School from Irvine. Allah bless this kind and active family.

      10180+650 = 10,830

    • http://www.baabunnasr.org Baabun Nasr Inc.

      As salamu alaikum

      Donations in the amount of

      $15.00 from NJ

      $ 25.00 from Phila.

      Has been donated

      Jazallahu Khyraan

    • http://www.alhudapk.com Assalaamu Alaikum

      S5 sadaqah for Baitul Salaam. Please apply match # 6.

      Jazakum Allahu Khair

    • http://www.baitulsalaam.net Hadayai

      As Salaamu Alaikum,

      We have pieces of sweek fruit $250.00 just falling of the vine. All is appreciated!

      ma salaam

    • http://www.baitulsalaam.net Hadayai

      As Salaamu Alaikum,

      A $5 pear from Allah. May Allah continue to bless us.

      ma salaam

    • http://www.almaunfund.org Al~Maun~Fund

      As salaamu alaykum

      The support wordlwide is truly amazing!

      $15 Bronx, NY
      $100 Australia

      Humbled and appreciative

    • http://www.baitulsalaam.net Hadayai53

      As Salaamu Alaikum,

      Here is another wonderful gift from Allah of $20.00. May Allah continue to bless all those who have given and will give, insh’Allah.

      ma salaam

    • http://www.halfdate.com Ramadan 1430 is ending

      Assalaamu Alaikum,

      $5 donation to Baitul Salaam. (Match # 6 applied to this)

      Jazakum Allahu Khairan

    • http://www.baitulsalaam.net Hadayai53

      As Salaamu Alaikum,

      Sweeter fruit as we draw near to Ramadan $55 Zakat, $30, $30.

      ma salaam

    • http://www.baitulsalaam.net Hadayai53

      As Salaamu Alaikum,

      It is raining blessing in Atlanta. We have $60 in donations from various people all over the globe. May Allah continue to bless them.

      ma salaam

    • http://www.halfdate.com Eid is near

      Assalaamu Alaikum,

      Kindly apply match # 6 to a donation to Baitul Salaam of $5.

      Jazakum Allahu khaira

      Taqqabal Allahou minna wa minkum

      Wassalaam

    • http://www.baitulsalaam.net Hadayai53

      As Salaamu Alaikum,

      So far from the online fund raiser we have $50, $50, $50, $20 and $60 that came in due to the notices going out about the fund raiser. As people hear the tape the money will come in also Allah has never forsaken us. We start as four women in trouble ourselves and now we are whole and able to assist others, Alhamdudillah!

      I want to thank Brother Ali, Sr. Shaheda and Hijab Wrappers for helping us.

      May Allah continue to bless you.

      ma salaam
      Hadayai

    • http://www.almaunfund.org ~Al Maun Fund~

      As salaamu alaykum

      Allaahu Akbar!

      4 Broooklyn, NY
      50 Atlanta, GA
      62 Chicago, IL
      25 Richmond, VA
      50 Atlanta, GA
      10 Gainsville, Fl
      2 Stone Mountain, GA
      50 Atlanta, GA

    • http://www.baabunnasr.org Baabun Nasr Inc

      As salamu alakium

      $50.00 was donated by mail.

      Jazakallahu Khyraan

    • Zemar

      Assalaamu Alaikum. I have donated towards the food pantry/truck purchase drive. I hope inshallah we will meet the goal and purchase the much needed truck. It will serve as a sadaqa jariyah inshallah. Everyone should pitch into this worthy cause. Jazakum Allah khairan.

      Salaam,
      Sister Zemar

    • http://halfdate.com Sister Almumtahinah (posted by admin)

      i wear the niqaab, I pray, I fast – fard and nawafil/sunnah.
      my husband got tossed me around so his dad threw me out of the house, my husband took me to my moms house fearing that the scuffle between us would get worse, I woke up in the morning and he said “my dad said you can’t come back, all your things are packed”, I am a convert (2yrs), but they sent me back to the kuffar who abused me, which is why I call myself after the chapter in the Quran, almumtahinah, based on what they did to me.