Sponsor an Orphan from Gaza

Your Donation: $90.00 (Edit Amount)

Donate to Care for the Orphans of Gaza, Palestine

Whoever takes care of an orphan, they and I will be together in Paradise like this 
(his index and middle fingers held close together) 
– Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  [Sahih Al-Bukhari]

The catastrophic destruction and humanitarian crisis in Gaza continue to worsen by the day, and thousands of children are paying the heaviest price

We currently have hundreds of orphans from Gaza registered in our system waiting to be sponsored. This number grows with each passing day, as more and more orphans are in dire need of urgent support. 

As we urgently push and pray for an immediate end to the horrific violence in Gaza, please join us in answering the call of the orphans and children who are being deprived of their basic rights and protection – facing constant trauma, loss and violence.

YOU have the power to make a real difference.

Your monthly sponsorship of $90/month is life-saving. Not only does it let them know they’re not alone, but it helps to ensure that they have access to:

    • Food to eat
    • Safer Shelter
    • Health care
    • Psychological support 

Sponsor an Orphan struggling to survive in Gaza and truly change their life for the better. Be a means of relief for them in their darkest hour.  
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* Please note that our orphan matching process will take an average of 1-2 weeks. However, due to the ongoing emergency crisis, the situation could suddenly change and this process may take longer than the average processing time.  

When Will My Sponsored Orphan Receive My Donation?

Our 1-1 donor and orphan matching process for Gaza usually takes 1-2 weeks after you start your donation. As soon as you are matched with your sponsored orphan, your monthly donation is then regularly transferred to them on a quarterly basis. 

Your donations remain in trusted hands and are reaching the people of Gaza. If the matching process time changes due to the nature of the crisis, we will advise and update you accordingly.

Our staff, volunteers and partner organizations are focused on both providing emergency aid as well as ensuring care for the orphans and families of Gaza. We are working tirelessly to ensure that we continue reaching our sponsored orphans as well as register more orphans in our system as quickly and safely as possible. 

How Can I Stay in Touch with My Sponsored Orphan?

When you start your sponsorship, you will initially receive a biodata report that includes a photograph and detailed information about your sponsored orphan. Typically, numerous avenues are available for you to connect with your sponsored orphan/s. However, due to the ongoing emergency, several of these communication channels are currently on hold. If you wish to extend your additional support, you can:

Send a gift to your sponsored orphan  

If you wish to give an extra monetary gift to your sponsored orphan, you can visit islamicrelief.ca/orphangifts online. 100% of your gift goes directly towards the orphan and his/her family with no overhead costs.

Kindly include the orphan ID if you are sponsoring more than one orphan to ensure we send the gift to the correct orphan. Gift donations are transferred on a quarterly basis.

Islamic Relief’s long-standing Orphan Sponsorship Program in Palestine

We have been supporting orphans in Gaza, Palestine, for years now. At the moment, Islamic Relief Worldwide is sponsoring over 13,220 orphans in Gaza, and over one-third of these orphans are sponsored by Canadian donors. This work is done in partnership with a number of local organizations on the ground that are well-experienced in the safeguarding of children and ensuring they receive the best chance at a bright future. 

Your sponsorship allows for the life of the same orphan to be continuously transformed long term, which means they are able to truly rise above their circumstances, and sustain a better life for themselves and their families.

By providing access to families’ immediate needs, such as food, water, and shelter support, as well as striving to tackle critical issues, including ongoing trauma, poverty and inequality, we’re not only transforming futures – we’re saving lives.

“By the grace of Allah, we received Islamic Relief’s sponsorship, which brought us immense joy as it provided us with necessities such as food, drink, fruit, and even honey, which are currently priced exorbitantly and are beyond our means”

– Mother of Abdulaziz, a sponsored orphan in Gaza

“When I received the notification that my child would receive sponsorship, I cried tears of joy. My words are insufficient to express the gratitude I feel towards Mariam’s sponsor for their support during our dire circumstances.” 

– Mother of Mariam, a sponsored orphan in Gaza

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