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”All we need to make this Project a success in the next 2 weeks is: $2,110.
$2,110 and we can give this house a total make over and surprise the family by giving them a fresh new place to call home. Charity starts at home, and our communities are being neglected. There are many families in this position, some even worse. But let’s at least do something and help a family one at a time. Please donate today and let us bring smiles to this father and mother and their 6 children.”
There is a Muslim Pakistani family of 8 living in an apartment the size of a garage. Husband, wife, 3 girls and 3 boys. The following is what we personally witnessed when we visited the family to see their living situation.
Disclaimer: We will not give out personal information nor their specific location due to the highly sensitive nature of this case and respect for the family.
Some photos of their current living situation inside an apartment no bigger than 400 square feet. Remember, there are Adults and 6 children living inside.
When we first entered the building which was in very bad shape, right away we noticed dead mice on the floor due to what seemed like an infestation. The family welcomed us into their apartment and within the first 15 steps we passed by the kitchen, the bathroom, the living room, and reached the only bedroom. The whole apartment was merely 400 square feet, and that is a generous measurement. No TV, no computer, no kitchen, and no dining table to eat on, no phone, and the only pieces of furniture were an old sofa that had many stains on it and a very old mattress bed frame. Again, 8 people living in this apartment and they have only 3 mattresses, which means many of them sleep on the floor every night. The bedroom is the size of a public restroom. You can barely fit a queen size bed in there and they had two mattresses: One small mattress for a child and three closet/dressers which were broken and missing drawers.
Quick rundown of the family:
Father and mother unemployed and barely speak English.
Oldest daughter (21 yrs old) is taking ESL classes so she can get her GED.
Oldest son (19 yrs old) dropped out of school to work at a construction company for merely $250-$275 a week, which he pays the rent with (Rent: $1,000 a month).
2 boys: 14yrs and 7yrs old both in school.
2 girls: 11yrs and 8yrs old both in school.
First things first, we are in the process of finding the father and son jobs. So what can you do to help out? Since our 1st successful Project #Transformation, we were able to help a Homeless Muslim named Ben (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDuoXC-EGwk) out of the streets and into a small apartment with a roommate for the next couple of months. This will be the 2nd project through which we aim to change this family’s living condition into something a little more comfortable. The children barely have shoes, winter jackets or clothes. They get only $500 a month in food-stamps and to feed 8 people breakfast, lunch and dinner, $500 is not enough. Our first priority is to find the father and son stable jobs so they can get on their feet and not having to worry about the rent every month. Our 2nd priority is to make sure they have enough food, and with Muslims Giving Back food pantry, they will be receiving a box full of food every week or whenever is necessary. Third priority is where YOU can help:
We want to purchase 8 winter boots/shoes and 8 winter jackets for the family. One of the little girls has ONLY a flat shoe, which she wears every day, rain or shine. These children need protection too and it is not cheap to purchase that amount of winter shoes and jackets. Each shoe will cost about $30 each ($240) and each jacket will cost around $40 ($320). Now their living situation: 3 old single mattresses for a family of 8. We want to purchase 2 futons/bunk-beds ($400) that can accommodate 4 people and 3 new single mattresses ($225).
The family does not have a single table in the house to eat on, and they only have a tiny coffee table that they use as a family table. We need to get them a kitchen/dining table with 4 chairs ($150) so they can have something to eat and sit on rather than sitting on the floor. They also need 2 new dressers and closets, their current ones are both broken and missing drawers ($200). The children requested a desktop computer with a printer so they can do their homework, study and learn English on it ($200). They also need new dishes, cups, utensils to eat in ($100). Their current plates and cups are in horrible shape and some of them are cracked. We also want to sponsor their electric bill for 3 months, which is an avg. of $70 a month ($200), so this way, all they have to worry about is the rent. The children had no toys or anything to play with in this tiny apartment, and they were playing with rubber bands when we came inside. So we want to get them a TV with a DVD combo so they can have something fun and educational to watch ($150) and a toaster oven as well for their kitchen ($20).
If we raise money and purchase these items for them, it will LITERALLY change their current living situation. We want to transform their life and give them some happiness by coming home to a comfortable place and something to sleep in and eat in. Alhamdullilah, we have plenty of new clothes that we will give them so they have something new to wear.
All we need to make this Project a success in the next 2 weeks is: $2,110.
$2,110 and we can give this house a total make over and surprise the family by giving them a fresh new place to call home. Charity starts at home, and our communities are being neglected. There are many families in this position, some even worse. But let’s at least do something and help a family one at a time. Please donate today and let us bring smiles to this father and mother and their 6 children.
The Prophet (saw) said: “He who relieves a hardship of this Dunya for a believer, Allah will relieve a hardship of the Day of Resurrection for him.”
STOP TREATING YOUR SON LIKE A 5 YEAR OLD EVEN THO HE’S LIKE 25 AND THEN EXPECTING HIM TO ‘BE A MAN’ AND GET MARRIED AND SUPPORT HIS WIFE.