Friday, March 27, 2015

My Experiences in the 99 Orphan Group

Assalamualaikum, my name is Aarib Syed and I have been a part of the 99 orphan project for about 3 years now and I have enjoyed many things here. I have helped in many activities such as bake sales, videogame parties, and movie nights. I joined the 99 orphan project because I want to help children around the world and also raise awareness. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Video Game Party Success

Alhamdulillah the video game party was a great success. We had raised 100 dollars that all went to the 99 orphans to help raise money for an orphan. We all had played many games that we all enjoyed. We played fifa 15 and had a 2 v 2 tournament. We played super smash bros and Mario cart. They had also played naruto ultimate ninja storm 3 on the xbox 360. Most people participated in the Fifa tournament but still played other games while they waited for their turns. Overall we all had a great time and raise a lot of money.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Leading the Events Committee

I enjoy being part of the events committee. Planing events is something I like to do. Even though it's fun, it's a difficult job to do. Figuring out jobs for everyone in the team is a struggle. It's important to give everyone jobs that they're good at. Bake sales are some of our most important events because there is so much work to do. I hope that the skills that I learn in the events committee will help me in the future. 

Preparing for Bake Sale

Today we set up for our American Bake sale scheduled for tomorrow. The money we raise will be going to American foster children and Syrian orphans. All of our tables and chairs are set up and InshaAllah we will have the food ready to sell tomorrow. We hope that people will come and support our cause as well as enjoy delicious food.

Video Game Party Tournament


The boys hosted a video game party on Saturday, March 21. We had FIFA 15 for the PS4 and X-box 360 and Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros for the Wii. There was a 2 v 2 tournament for Fifa 15 and championship game was Furkan and Zaid vs Bilal and Saif. Bilal and Saif won 4-1 in the championship and were crowned champions.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mother Daughter Tea Party Details


         Insh'Allah there will be a mother-daughter tea party on Sunday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. There will be lots of food and activities to do. The food will consist of finger sandwiches, mozzarella sticks, mini pizzas, chocolate- covered strawberries, Oreo truffles, brownies, and coconut macaroons. Also of course there will be tea provided for the mothers and other drinks for the daughters.
           Included in the tea party will be a fashion show. You can show off your bright and colorful clothes you wore and get dressed up as well! So don't miss out on this great event we will be hosting!


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mother Daughter Tea Party


Inshallah there will be a mother-daughter tea party event taking place on Sunday, March 22. The event will be held from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. There will be games, socializing, dress-up, and even a fashion show including both mothers and daughters. Food will be served including a variety of sandwiches, teas, and finger foods that will keep your hands full. The event will be hosted at the new ZF center. Come enjoy a day away from home as you catch-up with friends and get to better know you daughter(s).

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Governor's Award for 99 Orphan Members


The 99 Orphan Team recently got invited into the Governor's Award Ceremony for our work not only overseas but also for what we do in the community. The date is to be on 4/21/15 when we will go to accept the award.We took our group picture on the 15th of March. The Governor's Award is a prestigious award given to those who recognize problems in their community and fix them. I will be accompanying Furkan, Aarif, Zaid, Bilal, Suehale, Samiya and Rania.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Making a Flyer


This week for the 99 Orphans team I made a flyer for our video game party. It took me some time but I gained valuable experience in advertising, and improved my technical ability using Microsoft Publisher. Hopefully my flyer will reach at least one or two people and will make our video game party a successful event. We are aiming to get enough money to support half an orphan and have fun while we are at it. Please come on March 21st and support our cause.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mother-Daughter Tea Party

We will be hosting a Mother- Daughter Tea Party on Sunday, March 22 at the new ZF Center. The time is from 3:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. It is an all girls event with a lot of fun events. The tickets are $10 per mom and $5 per daughter. We will be having a fashion show, lots of delicious food and many games for moms and daughters. So all moms and daughters cancel all your plans for SUnday and come enjoy a lovely evening with your beautiful daughters.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Video Game Party


We will be having a video game party at Zakat Foundation on March 21 from 1:30 to 7:30. Some consoles available at the party will include PS4, Xbox 360, and the Wii U. We will also have games such as FIFA 15, Naruto, and Smash Bros. Everyone is guaranteed to have a great time. Admission will be $10 and pizza will be provided.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bengali Bake Sale for Orphanage in Bangladesh

Our second bake sale was a success, alhamdulillah.  The 99 orphan team and Bengali families of Delaware worked hard to provide an amazing dinner to our guests and we had lots of additional fun games and activities for everyone to enjoy. 

Bengali Display

99 orphan member handing out menus

Names written in Bengali

99 Orphan member serving Bengali dessert

the photo booth with Bengali clothing was a hit

the carrom board tournaments were lots of fun

Lots of guests enjoyed dressing up in the photo booth
Alhamdulillah, we raised more than $2,700 at the bake sale, even more than we raised in January's Indian bake sale!  We look forward to witnessing what we can accomplish in our next events with the help of generous donors like you.

- Nur Kose