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Eid Toy Drive 2022

 

The Helpline Team at Amina MWRC is delighted to announce that we are running our Eid Toy Drive in partnership with charitable organisations across Central Scotland for the second time! The Toy Drive will benefit children between the ages of 0 and 12 who are celebrating Eid Al-Fitr in difficult circumstances this year. Those circumstances could be the result of financial struggle on the part of their families, the consequence of having recently arrived in Scotland as a refugee or asylum seeker, the impact of moving into refuge from domestic violence, or other challenges. All children deserve to celebrate Eid with a gift and support their community, and that is what Amina’s Eid Toy Drive will do!

The success of the Eid Toy Drive in 2021 allowed us to help 314 celebrate Eid. We aim to expand this years Eid Toy Drive to support more children and struggling families and we can only do so with your support.

There are two ways to support the Toy Drive this Ramadan.

  1. You can buy a toy (in person or online)
  2. You can donate to the toy fund (Facebook Fundraiser)

To provide toys, drop them off at Amina’s offices in Shawlands, Glasgow. To ensure there will be a member of our team in office to collect your drop-off, please communicate drop-off time by calling 0141 212 8420.

The eligibility criteria for children and ideas of toy suggestions are as follows;

  • 0-12 months: rattles, mobile crèche, sensory toys, teething toys, musical toys
  • 2-4 years old: playdough, stuffed animals, simple puzzles, art easel and paints, toy trains, Lego, and simple instruments.
  • 5-7 years old: Books (fiction and non-fiction), Lego sets, Building sets and blocks, Racetracks and car play sets, crayons and colouring books, simple puzzles, arts and crafts.
  • 8-12: Books (fiction and non-fiction), Bikes and helmets, Bath and hygiene products, gift cards, board games, science kits, building sets, card games.

The deadline for toy donations is: 25th of April 2022

Please note at this point we will stop taking organisation client referrals.

To contribute to our  toy fund, you can donate online via our Facebook Fundraiser. 100% of the money you donate goes directly to Amina and will allow the Helpline Team to buy toys for children in need.

We would love to work together with other organisations for donations and contributions to our Eid Toy Drive. If you know of any other organisations who are working with Muslim children in challenging situations, please let us know by contacting helpline@mwrc.org.uk.

Please take the time to share the details of the Toy Drive with your friends and family and encourage them to donate a gift for a child in need. Ramadan is an important time for us to support communities around us, so please consider giving a toy or donation towards the drive. If you have any questions, please get in touch by ringing the office number on 0141 212 8420 or by emailing helpline@mwrc.org.uk.

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