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From Dar Al-Hijrah Social Services Department
TO THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Brothers and Sisters,Believe in Allah and His messenger, and spend (in charity) out of the (substance) whereof He has made you heirs. For, those of you who believe and spend (in charity), for them is a great Reward. (57:7)

It is with overflowing gratitude for your support of Dar Al-Hijrah URGENT APPEAL, that we again humbly appeal to you for help to sustain TEN of our most critical cases for this month.

These cases went through the full intake process. Dar Al-Hijrah Social Services is asking the community to donate generously. We are providing a brief description of the cases in order to preserve the client’s privacy.

1. Client is a first time Dar Al-Hijrah applicant and very recently immigrated to the United States with his spouse. Client has exhausted his savings for the move, and he is currently working a freelance job while also searching for permanent employment in order to secure a more stable income. Client suffers from a medical condition whose expenses exceeded his budget this month, and he now asks for one-time assistance to help cover his expenses while he secures a fulltime job.
Amount requested: $500.00

2. Client is a mother of 3 children, all of whom are minors. As an immigrant and refugee, she has yet to acquire a job due to the language barrier she is facing, and she has therefore built a debt to her landlord. This client has sought our aid in helping her repay her landlord’s debt so that she can pay her future rental payments once she acquires a job.
Amount needed: $500.00

3. Client is a first time Dar Al-HIjrah applicant and is single. Client recently started a job, but she has only received one paycheck until now. Client has applied for governmental assistance, but her documents are still under processing. Client is short on rent and asks for one-time assistance while she awaits the processing of her application.
Amount requested: $500.00

4. Client is a first time Dar Al-Hijrah applicant and is married with three young children. Client’s spouse is unemployed, so he is the only source of income to the family; however, his job dictates that his income is unsteady and is not at a set rate. Client’s medical condition recently forced him to take two weeks off from work, leaving him behind on his rental payment. Client asks for one-time assistance to help cover this expense.
Amount requested: $500.00

5. Client is married, and his spouse is in the final trimester of her pregnancy. Client’s wife was helping support the family with her income, but she recently had to stop working in order to protect her pregnancy. Client asks for one-time assistance to help cover their rental expense, and he expects to be financially independent once his spouse can return to work.
Amount requested: $1,000.00

6. Client is a first time Dar Al-Hijrah applicant and is married with one young child. Client is the only source of income to the family and receives some governmental assistance. Client recently had to take an extended work leave to take care of his child and spouse after she underwent a painful miscarriage. The family is now behind on their rental payment and asks for one-time assistance to help them cover it.
Amount requested: $500.00

7. Client is a first time Dar Al-Hijrah applicant and is married with four young children. Client’s spouse is unemployed, so he is the only source of income to the family and receives some governmental assistance to help cover their expenses. Client was subject to a work injury that has prevented him from working. Client receives some worker’s compensation, but not enough for the family’s budget. Client now asks for one-time assistance for his rental payment this month while he recovers and prepares to return to work.
Amount requested: $500.00

8. Client is a first time Dar Al-Hijrah applicant and recently separated from her spouse. Her spouse was helping her cover her expenses but has stopped, leaving her in unfortunate financial circumstances. Client now asks for one-time assistance to cover the remainder of her rent while she continues her job search.
Amount requested: $213.00

9. Client is a widowed woman who is unemployed but persistent in her job search. Client receives some governmental assistance, but it has not been enough to cover her expenses since her husband’s death. Client now asks for one-time assistance to help her cover the amount she’s short on while she secures a job.
Amount requested: $1,000.00

10. Client is a first time Dar Al-Hijrah applicant. Client’s family lives in another state, and she has no local social support network. Client was covering her own expenses with her job until she was recently terminated. Client is now in need of urgent one-time assistance to help her stabilize until she moves to her family’s state next month.
Amount requested: $470.00

11. Client is an immigrant and refugee seeking a better life in the United States. She has been unemployed due to unfortunate circumstances ever since she arrived here, yet she is in dire need of financial assistance in order to cover her rent.
Amount requested: $800.00.

12. Client is a mother of four young children, and she is a first-time Dar Al-Hijrah applicant. She was employed up until two weeks ago, when she was terminated. She is searching for jobs and receiving interviews, but she still has not been hired. As a result, client has been struggling to make ends meet for herself and her four dependent children, and she is now asking for rental financial assistance until she receives a job, which she anticipates to occur in the near future.
Amount requested: $800.00

Our initial caseload actually encompassed many more individuals, most of whom we were able to direct to external sources for financial assistance. The cases you see above are only the select few who had already exhausted their funds and county’s assistance as sources of help, and they were left with no choice but to seek our aid. We hope that you will find it in your hearts to give from what you have been blessed with, and bear in mind that Allah will reward you with a greater good, inshaAllah.

May Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala bless all of you who will be able to lighten the burden of these families!

Jazakum Allah Khair
Dar Al-Hijrah Social Services Department
SocialService@Daralhijrah.net