Monthly Urgent Appeals2018-09-29T16:42:02+00:00

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May Allah bless you for your generosity, It truly makes a difference!

Each month, we receive so many heartbreaking requests from our brothers and sisters in need.  Here are just a couple from this month…

This Syrian sister is a mother of 3 minor children who receives only a small amount of support from her husband who is still overseas. She is educated and has been able to work as a substitute teacher, but is not paid during school breaks.  We are working with our partners in the community to help give this good sister a bridge to stability.

Another dear sister whose previous life was torn upside down by war is now a single mother of 4 minor children whose only source of income is what little her family can send from overseas. In spite of all she has endured, she has enrolled in the DAH ESL and Sewing classes,in order to be prepared as soon as she is authorized to work.  She is also enrolled in Tajweed classes in the hope of eventually working as a teacher in Islamic Centers as she once did.  We have assisted the family through the DAH food bank and by waiving the class fees for her and her children, but she is need of financial assistance as well while she works to improve her situation and provide for her family.

These are good-hearted, hard-working mothers, fathers, sons and daughters.  Some have had their lives disrupted by war or violence.  Some, like many of us, were just one illness, one car break-down, one family emergency, one job layoff away from being in crisis, through no fault of their own.

Thank you for helping if you are able.  ANY amount helps.  May Allah bless you for your generosity and may he bless you with generous souls to help you when you are in your hour of need. 

Urgent Appeals this month

1. This Syrian sister is a mother of 3 minor children who receives only a small amount of support from her husband who is still overseas. She is educated and has been able to work as a substitute teacher, but is not paid during school breaks.  We are working with our partners in the community to help give this good sister a bridge to stability. $650
2. Another dear sister whose previous life was torn upside down by war is now a single mother of 4 minor children whose only source of income is what little her family can send from overseas. In spite of all she has endured, she has enrolled in the DAH ESL and Sewing classes, in order to be prepared as soon as she is authorized to work.  She is also enrolled in Tajweed classes in the hope of eventually working as a teacher in Islamic Centers as she once did.  We have assisted the family through the DAH food bank and by waiving the class fees for her and her children, but she is need of financial assistance as well while she works to improve her situation and provide for her family. $900
3. This brother has three minor children and a beautiful newborn who just arrived last week. The family only arrived in the US a few months ago. Fortunately, this young father is authorized to work and has been supporting his family by driving, but he was forced to stop working briefly due to complications with the new baby.  This has caused a loss of income which has put a strain on his growing family.  He is in need of rental assistance until his situation becomes stable again.$500
4. This good sister and her minor children recently escaped a physically and mentally abusive marriage.  She is now divorced and the sole provider for her family.  She has suffered greatly, but in spite of all of this, she has started classes to improve her language skills and attain a higher-paying job, and has been interviewing for opportunities to better support her family. We have referred this working mother to a partner agency that can help her obtain a safe car, which will allow her to access more job opportunities, but she is also in need of financial assistance while her situation is in transition. $400
5. This young brother lives modestly, sharing an apartment with a roommate and working hard to support himself AND his family overseas.  He recently had an unexpected medical emergency, and was unable to work for two months, causing him to fall behind on his portion of the rent. Without short-term rental assistance to ease his recent struggle, he will face eviction. $500
6. This divorced, single mother of 4 children receives no support from her ex-husband and is therefore the sole provider for her young family. Although she is employed, she is struggling to afford the needs of her family each month.  She has never received assistance from Dar Al-Hijrah, but is requesting a small amount this month to subsidize her rent and help cover living expenses. $500
7. This mother of four little ones and her husband arrived in the US just a year ago.  It took 10 months for them to receive permission to work, and during this time they spent almost all of their savings for rent and family expenses. Her husband now works long hours as a driver, but his income does not always cover all of the expenses that arise with young children.  This good sister is requesting rental assistance while the family evaluates how their degrees and experience can translate to more suitable jobs for her and her husband. $500
8. This sister is working to support herself, but her hours are not guaranteed.  Last month her supervisor unexpectedly cut her hours, leaving her unable to cover her fixed expenses for the month.  She is requesting assistance with this month’s rent while she explores other work options to help stabilize her monthly income. $300
9. This sister, who is educated and working has endured months of domestic abuse.  After being injured at the hands of her husband in a recent violent outburst, she found the strength to leave the situation. She is in safe, but temporary housing, and is seeking assistance to find a permanent apartment and stabilize her situation$500
10. This dear sister is disabled and receives only a small amount in SSI and food stamp benefits each month.  She is working with the county to be sure she is receiving the maximum benefits available to her, and in the meantime is requesting a small sum to pay her subsidized rent. $110
11. This sister recently secured her work permit and is now actively searching for a job. She is in need of a one-time assistance to help cover the family’s rent while she and her spouse secure jobs.  $300
12. Among other hardships, this elderly mother lost her husband to the violence in her home country.  Like all of these good brothers and sisters, she is so very grateful for any assistance during this challenging time in her life. $1,000
Your generosity makes a difference!

Read one of our success stories!

In one of our urgent appeals from the last year, we asked for your support to help a married woman with 4 young children, who was new to the country, and needed rent assistance, and you generously responded.

That mother has since graduated from our ESL and sewing programs, made possible by the child care and tutoring we provided for her children while she was in class, and she has obtained a job in a fabric store using the special skills and knowledge she acquired in the class.  With her new income now added to her husband’s, the family’s housing situation is stable.

 

You helped to provide a bridge to self-sufficiency for this hard-working family.  They thank you and we thank you.