For the past several years, during the Syrian refugee crisis, SCM has put a special emphasis on raising money to buy food for refugees during the holy month of Ramadan. This year will be no different. Ramadan begins on May 27 in the US, and will end on June 25th. While some families will be fasting for the month, for many refugee families, fasting is a constant state of their lives since they fled their homes. Food aid programs have been severely cut back, and many don't live where they can grow their own vegetables or raise any livestock. Families that had been completely self sufficient find themselves at the mercy of underfunded food aid programs. If they live outside a camp, they may be in even more dire need.
Help us to alleviate their hunger by donating to our 2017 Ramadan Food Drive. $40 will feed a family of 4-5 for a month. We are able to purchase a package of food in Jordan that contains rice, pasta, oil, sugar, tea, flour and grains, tins of meat, and even a frozen chicken. Your gift of $40 will go a long ways toward filling empty stomachs with nutritional food. Any food vouchers they get can then be used for vegetables and fruits, boosting their nutrition even further.
Two twenty dollar bills, 10 grande lattes, 2 tickets to a movie with popcorn and drinks, 2 large pizzas, what can you give up for a month to help feed people in need? If we meet our goal, we will be able to feed 500 families.
Every little bit helps, so please share this fundraiser. Or share our website, come to our fundraiser dinner on May 20th in Seattle, join our fundraising team, anything will help! The more people we can get involved, the better. Also, if you work for a company that has donation matching, please let us know, and contact the office if you need any information from us to take advantage of a matching program.
Offline donations can be mailed to our office at 3806 Whitman Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.