Update from 'Spreading the Warmth' Project

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Charity is a virtue of the heart, and not of the hands.
- Joseph Addison

Thanks to your generous support, ball is rolling at the Spreading the Warmth Project. My heartfelt appreciation for your open-handed and timely contribution to "Spreading the Warmth Project". As of 8th December, we've raised 1000 USD, which is 100% of our target 1000 USD, that will enable us to reach 500 people or more. Alhamdulillah, we give praise to God, the All Provider and Guardian of Affairs. We are pushing further to help out some schools that give education to poor kids and donating a portion of your money to them for their warm clothing, this winter.

We have received the warmth of your generous heart virtually from almost all corners of the globe and donations came from many states of USA, Australia, Europe, Bangladesh, India. I am also delighted to tell you that with this small effort of us, the ripple effect has crossed boundaries and already people have been inspired in India and Pakistan (two land covering some of the poorest people on earth) to do the same. Some of my friends have come forward to donate used clothes and cash. Masha'Allah, as God wishes.

We have been on the streets and lanes in the town in the last few days and nights to seek the most impoverished, so that your gift can respond to the most urgent need among those who have so little. Also sourced the warm clothes and blankets in order to get the best wholesale price so that we can maximize the quantity of clothes to buy and give. During the search for best price, something interesting unfolded which is worth sharing here.

As I was checking price from shop to shop that only sale bulk quantities (hence in lesser price), I came across this couple of person who's heart responded beautifully to the cause. As I was explaining to this couple of whole-seller that these will be purchased to distribute as free-gifts among the poor, they extended beautiful co-operation totally unexpected of them. All praise is to God Who is an-Nasir, the Helper and sends help from wondrous sources - as these businessmen are providing out of the way assistance in terms of price and delivery which I am very grateful to have and making things much easy.

By the way, wish you were here when we are distributing the clothes at night cause the smile upon their innocent faces and the joy that glitters on the eyes of these street kids are priceless. No wonder their beings are so close to the kingdom. May God bless and reward you all deeply for your generosity.

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If anyone has wealth and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. - Sacred Tradition

One of our friend from India shared his share of joining in spreading the warmth inspired by the project. Sharing this from the friend in India with the intention that this might inspire others, God willing, to come forward and participate as well.
"taking cue from the initiative by dear sadiq, i thought even if i can do my 2 cent taking in to view my circumstances and constraints i felt it would be a little worthwhile... i decided that in my locality there were some poor people who were too poor and quite old that i could start thinking that they have to do some or other work so i thought its better i help them say even a little...

i brought 6 warm blankets which were thick enough to protect from the wintery nights which are going to come by this month end and i gave to 2 old women , 3 to an family consisting of a mother and her say 10 year old son and an old lady in that family and one i gave to an young man but he was handicapped and the the other thing i did was i went to the local grocery store and packed 25 packets of 35oz ( 1 kg ) each of rice and i distributed to 25 poor and really needy...

so even though i did not spend so much, i wished i could have done more . the main thing is i got immense blessings whether directly or indirectly.. and even if these poor people they bless with their heart.. such blessings are immediately heard by Allah, Blessed and Glorious is He.

so even if we do a bit or even if we feed or help an needy.. say like a drop in the vast ocean of work many are doing at least these small drops would create an vast ocean of resources for the downtrodden and needy.."

We are grateful to Beloved for keeping us in company of such generous hearts.

3.
He who refreshes others
will himself be refreshed.
- Proverbs

Last night me and my friend Subir went out at night to distribute clothing among the people living on the temporary housing beside roads, on pedestrians and abandoned land. I talked to all of them to know their personal stories, ask about their family, how many kids and elderly they have in the same shelter, and what they mostly need in this winter (we also gave sweater to adults as well whoever requested and was found not to have warm clothing). Apart from sweater or jacket, some of them requested for blanket and one lady who was preparing her bed on roadside requested for a pair of shoes. So I included plans to buy blankets as well.

Also our intention is to widen the coverage circle so that at least we can roughly be assured that within this particular area none are left out to suffer in this winter. So help us God.

If you know anyone who, if the word reaches to them might come forward to contribute, it would be awesome if you could be the messenger to spread the words.

How to contribute: Its fairly easy. All you have to do is click on [ChipIn!] button below, which takes you to a PayPal page where you can use any credit card / bank card to donate securely.

4.
Freely you have received, freely give.
- New Testament

Project: Spreading the Warmth


Where: Dhaka, Capital of Bangladesh (a country in South Asia, beside India), exact location where this project sets as beginning target can be viewed on google map here. The locality that we intend to cover are Palashi (Buet adjacent), Dhaka Medical College adjacent, near High coart area, Nimtali, Sobhanbag of Dhaka etc.

What:
Buying winter clothing for those who live on the street, priority given to children and elderly

Execution and Contact:
Sadiq Alam, mysticsaint@gmail.com, +880-1924572887, +434-563-7532

Target: To reach 500 persons (in reality, even to alleviate the suffering of one and spread warmth to just one other person is worth the call and effort), Fund raising original target was 1000 USD which God blessed to fulfill on 8th Dec. (target updated to 1500 USD).

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