Monday, June 30, 2014

99 Orphan Team at Lancaster Iftar

Ramadan Mubarak from the 99 Orphan team!  We hope everyone is enjoying and benefiting from this blessed month. 

For our first iftar, we traveled to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to attend a 99 Orphan crafts show held by the Lancaster 99 Orphan team.  We also gave a talk about our project and asked for donations.  Alhamdulillah, we were able to raise a few hundred dollars for orphans and are currently on our 55th orphan.

Here are some pictures from the Lancaster event.

Lancaster 99 Orphan Member Speaking

 The Lancaster community also very kindly gifted us with a delicious cookie cake!  Jazak Allahu Khairan, Lancaster community!

We devoured it.  It was simply amazing.  :)
The picture of the cookie cake probably wasn't the best picture to put considering that you are probably fasting right now. But as you yearn for food, remember the kids around the world who never get treats like this because they have no one to care for them. 
Please remember orphans this Ramadan, when every good deed is counted so many times more than in any other month.  Don't let orphans be without necessary provisions this Ramadan. 

- Nur Kose

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ramadan is Coming!

Ramadan is Coming!

Ramadan is starting this saturday, and we are all going to have a great month. In Ramadan we all get to spend time with our family and friends. Unfortunately there are orphans that have no family or friends to spend their Ramadan yet. We need to do our best to raise money to help out these orphans. In Ramadan we get more blessing and we need to be more generous. With your donations we will be able to help orphans across seas have a great Ramadan. Have a happy Ramadan!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ice cream Social

Summer is here and so is the heat. This is a season for ice cream. The 99 orphans group will be holding an ice cream social on Thursday, June 26, 2014. We will have a lot of delicious flavors as well as different toppings that would make it hard for you to choose from. Come and enjoy your favorite ice cream and help us raise money to support the orphans.

   -Hiba Chaudhry

Monday, June 16, 2014

Movie Night

We will be having a movie night on Wednesday, June 18 to raise money for orphans. The movie we will be watching is The Blind Side. This is an inspiring movie of an underprivileged highschooler who perseveres through a tough situation and becomes a successful football player. Admission will be $5 and pizza will also be sold. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to watch an amazing movie.

Bilal Ahmed

Thursday, June 12, 2014

We Reached the 50-Orphan Mark!

Alhamdulillah, we have gotten halfway to our goal of sponsoring 99 orphans!  We have an exciting event coming up soon insha Allah - the first ice cream social of the year!  This ice cream social will be in a brand-new style with the coolest topping and most delicious sundaes.  Stay tuned to find out more about this event.

- Nur Kose

Thursday, June 5, 2014

99 Orphan Members Hard at Work

The 99 Orphan team is working hard to raise money for orphans this year.  Check out some pictures of one of our meetings below:

The visual arts committee has been working hard on creating a comic book to sell for funds for orphans.  They carefully go through all the details of setting up the plot and characters and drawing cool images to go with the story.

The video committee members work hard to create our videos.  From writing the script to taping the films to editing the videos, they are involved in the process every step of the way.

The treasurer works hard to add up our funds and keep track of our progress.  He regularly gives the rest of the time reports about how we are progressing through the project and how much more we need to reach our goal.

The secretaries are hard at work and committed to making sure our team is organized.  From keeping track of the members' volunteer hours to making sure everyone does their job, they are important members of the team.

Please remember to donate to orphans this summer!
- Nur Kose

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Word from the Events Committee

Asalama alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu,

We are proud to announce that we have currently raised more than $17,000 in funds for orphans, and we have completed about 33% of our goal to sponsor 99 orphans. With the help of donors like you, our Zakat Foundation picnic was a success. We hope to bring more events in the near future, such as a Family Movie Night and an Ice Cream Social. Jazakallah khair to all our supporters, for giving us the opportunity to make these orphans lives better.

Aamir from the Events Committee

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Importance of Being a Secretary


In the month of March the 99 Orphans team started another year of helping orphans all around the world.  With new recruits we were able to give everyone a job. President, Treasurer, Secretary, etc. My job was to be secretary for the upcoming year. This is an important job because I have to track everyone's volunteer hours, take notes during the meeting, send emails, and much more. The key to my success is a binder which holds a note/attendance sheet for every meeting we organize.

When I'm not at a meeting, Hiba another one of our members and my fellow secretary takes the attendance and notes for me. She also puts the hours into the computer where they are calculated. The job also consists of Nur, the President and I working together to come up with better solutions and activities for upcoming events. All of the members have a job or committee which they are a part of.  The members in this group are very committed and find it a joy to help the orphans.

Samiyah Ali Khan