Saturday, February 17, 2018

The importance of helping orphans

Asalamualaikum, my name is Hasan Khan. Helping people is always important, especially helping people in need. Orphans are people who need help. They have lost the love of their parents. Some orphans barely have enough food to live. Others are going through hardships and calamities that no one should go through. Alhamdulilah, I have my parents to depend on, but the orphans cannot depend on anyone. They cant depend on anyone for food, clean clothes, or other stuff that I can depend on my parents for. So I want to help these orphans have a life that I believe every person should have. That's why I joined the 99 Orphans group, and participate in raising money for the orphans.

Why Do I Help Orphans?

     Assalamualaikum, I am Nasi Rahman. Why do I want to help orphans when I already have my own parents? Why do I spend 2-4 hours a week helping orphans when I can play basketball? Why do I need to go out of my way to help orphans? I help orphans because I believe every child should have a happy childhood. They should be able to grow up in a loving and caring environment. Every child deserves education no matter what. Without education you cannot succeed in life. I have been in the 99 orphans program since 2017. I have deeply enjoyed helping others and thinking of creative activities we can do to raise more money and awareness of orphans in need. I have enjoyed many events through the 99 orphans program such as family nights, ice cream socials, and making squishies. I have enjoyed helping orphans and I hope you want to help us take care of orphans too!

By: Haleema Sadiya
Why am I here?

Assalam Alaikum. There are many reasons to this: Volunteering hours, getting out of the house, helping others, getting good deeds, meeting new people. These are all reasons why I’m here but one of the main reasons is: Empathy. Helping others. Helping others doesn't just make another person's day get better but it also has an effect on you. You get good deeds, you get that feeling “One more good deed accomplished today”! You become a better muslim.
These are all results of empathy. If you want to know how any of this has to do with our 99 Orphans project here are a few reasons. Empathy means helping others, we take others orphans. Empathy makes another person's day get better, we make orphans happier and healthier. Empathy puts that good mood effect on you, helping orphans does that to. Empathy makes you a better muslim and a better person, Our program does that to. These are all reasons why you should come here and: Why I’m here.
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99 Orphans Team Update from Zahi Shaikh

Assalamu’alaikum, my name is Zahi Shaikh! I have been in the 99 Orphans team since 2017. The team holds a variety of activities from a Spring Fest to Family Game Night. We need to raise money for 99 Orphans. To do this, when you come to these gathering's and donate to the 99 Orphans Team we become a step closer to housing 99 orphans. The Prophet (SAW) said, "And come not near to the orphan's property, except to improve it,' and 'Verily, those who unjustly eat up the property of orphans". This shows how much the Prophet (SAW) cared for orphans. In our last meeting, we had a gathering. Greek Cuisine sponsored this event. The way money was raised is that whenever someone bought food, part of the proceeds went towards helping the orphans. People could also voluntarily donate money.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Assalamu’alaikum, my name is Aadil Mohammed! I am a newcomer to 99 Orphans this year. The reason I joined 99 Orphans was because I wanted to make a difference in the community by helping kids who were less fortunate than me. After seeing the plight of refugees from other countries last year, I felt a nagging sense to do something to improve the lives of the poor and needy. I was really impressed by the work the 99 Orphans team did last year, and the events that they organized. Read this inspirational story below. It shows that even if we can’t help the whole world, we can at least make an impact by helping the few people we can.


  • Please come out and support foster children by buying lunch or dinner at Greek Cuisine
on February 16th. A portion of the proceeds will go to 99 Orphans. You can also donate items
like pajamas, blankets, and socks which will help foster children in the community.
  • 99 Orphans will be hosting a Spring Fest on Sunday, March 18 at Apex Mosque. It will
be from 3-6 pm, and will feature a wide array of fun stations with food and games. If you buy
tickets early, you will get 15 tickets for an entrance fee of $10. On the day of the event, only 10
tickets will be given for an entrance fee of $10, so get the Early Bird Special now! Tickets can be
used to buy food or play games, all while helping orphans!

Foster Parenting Expo

Assalamualaikum everyone,

Yesterday, we helped out at Foster Parenting Expo. The 2018 Foster Parent Business and Recruitment Expo was a great opportunity for everyone to learn about becoming a foster parent. We served lunch for foster parents and children, which was very fun. We packed up and handed out lunches for everyone, and put a smile on everyone’s faces. It was great meeting new people and lighting up their day!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Spring Fest! 🍕🎮🏈🎉🎪🎈

Attention: The date has changed to the 18th from the 4th.

99 Orphans is hosting the Orphan Spring Fest on Sunday, March 18 at Apex Mosque. Buy food and participate in all sorts of activities for all age groups from making "squishes" to video game contests. All proceeds will go to the 99 orphans team to help orphans around the world. 
We had a great time last year and we look forward to seeing you again.
- 99 Orphans Team


With your $10 entrance fee purchase, you will get 15 tickets. You can use your tickets to buy scrumptious food items, get your henna done, or play games.On the day of the event, $10 will give you 10 tickets, so get the early bird special.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Reminder: 99 Orphans Donation Drive @ Greek Cuisine

As you probably already know, The 99 Orphan Team is running a donation drive on the 16th for foster children and orphans.

There are Two Ways you can help,
  1. Eat at Greek Cuisine and a portion of the proceeds will go to 99 Orphans.
  2. Bring some of the items listed on the poster below to donate to foster families and orphans.  
We look forward to seeing you next Friday!! 😃

Monday, February 5, 2018

Make Your Own Comfort Squishy at the Spring Fest!

Assalamualaikum! At the spring fest on March 4th my friends and I will show people how to make your own comfort squishy! Squishies are comforting and fun things to collect. The cost will be 5 dollars per squishy. You will have two choices, a panda or a donut.  At the spring fest, not only will it be fun, but it makes me feel really happy because I am helping orphans!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Come to Greek Cuisine on Friday, February 16!

Support us by coming to Greek Cuisine on February 16 to buy a meal as part of the proceeds will be going to orphans! Please drop off any of the following on this date if you are interested in helping the foster children of Wake County:

  • Bibs
  • Onesies
  • Blankets
  • Pajamas
  • Undergarments
  • Socks
The 99 Orphan Team is looking forward to seeing you next Friday!!