EVENT DATE: Apr 12, 2014
Pakistan is an important place to us. Aisha has many fond memories from family vacations spent in this beautiful country of elegant landscapes and bustling cities like Karachi.
What troubles us are the many challenges in this region, including poverty and instability. Access to health services is low, and orphans, vulnerable women, and eldery people without caretakers have few options for state-run orphanages, shelters, and safe houses.
Despite these hardships, we feel gratitude for the one organization which provides the most extensive and best organized social welfare system in Pakistan: the Edhi Foundation. The head of the foundation, a prominent philanthropist, social activist, humanitarian, and subject of a newly released documentary, "These Birds Walk," has demonstrated a tireless commitment to benefitting the poor, sick and vulnerable without discrimination.
We wish to make a strong contribution to support its work. All gifts are generous, and no gift is small. The amount of your gift will be hidden on this page, and you can choose to keep your name anonymous. For more information, please see below or contact Aisha. Shukriya!
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Foundation activities include 24-hour emergency services through 335 centers and 1,800 ambulances; hospitals providing free services; shelter homes for about 6,000 orphans, people with disabilities, and the homeless; family planning and maternal health services; drug rehabilitation; and free wheelchairs, crutches, and equipment for people with disabilities.
Future work includes constructing 500 more centers, each with three ambulances, on all highways and major roads. Another project underway is the establishment of additional shelter homes, drug rehabilitation centers, and welfare centers in rural areas.