Urgent Shoe Box Appeal

Calling all Warrington residents: The floods in Pakistan have devastated many millions of lives. It is the worst disaster to hit the country in over 80 years.

People have lost their homes, all their possessions, including their livestock and their ability to feed their families.

Hunger, disease and destitution is ravaging the country.

We need to respond to this humanitarian crisis now and help these poor people salvage some kind of dignity. It is our moral obligation to help these people as God Almighty has blessed us with wealth and abundance here in Warrington.

One way we can help is by donating food and water. We have bullet pointed a few of the types of food that will help the people in Pakistan. If you are able to, please donate the food to Warrington Islamic Centre, Lockton Lane, Bewsey, Warrington WA5 5BF (just past St. Roccos Hospice).

If you are dropping in food please call 07961 181 967 FIRST to make sure someone is at the centre to take your kind donation. Thank you and may God Bless you.

Shoe Box Appeal Food List:

  • Bottled water
  • Rice
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Biscuits
  • Tinned Food (VEGETARIAN and NON-ALCOHOLIC PLEASE)
  • Tinned Fruit and Veg
  • Lentils

May God Bless you and increase your wealth for taking part in this act of humanity. Caring for one another in someone’s time of need is indeed a great act of charity. Thank you.

What Will Happen To The Food
We have a number of options available to us to send the food and water out to Pakistan.

Pakistan International Airlines have agreed to send out the food by air.

Humanitarian organisations, like Islamic-Relief, Muslim Hands etc are ready to take the food out and already have volunteers working on the ground to distribute the food to those most in need.

Our own community is ready to get however many containers are needed out to those most in need. The containers will be handed over to charity organisations in Pakistan who will distribute the food on your behalf.

Other Ways To Help
If you want to help in other ways here are a few suggestions:

1. You can donate money to any of the relief organisations through DEC 

2. You can donate money to Warrington Islamic Association towards buying food. 100% of your donation will go on buying food and water for the people of Pakistan OR to help get the supplies out to Pakistan. You can specify where you want your donation to go.

3. You can volunteer your time to help pack the shoe boxes full of food. Please call Imtiaz Jamil on 07961 181 967 for more information on volunteering.

WIA Committee

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