One of the purposes of fasting in Ramadan is so that we can know what it is that poor and underprivileged people go through for most of the year. By the end of Ramadan, all of us are a lot more sympathetic towards them because we’ve felt what they do.
But that’s not enough. After going through what they do for an entire month, we can’t just turn our backs on them. We must do whatever we can to help. So given below is a list of charities and social welfare organizations that you donate to in order to help those people who have it so much worse than us.
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre
Over the past two decades, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre has established itself as a centre of excellence providing comprehensive care free of cost to thousands of indigent cancer patients. There are several projects you can donate to, e.g. zakat, sponsoring a cancer patient, or just helping cancer patients by donating Rs. 20 by sending an SMS to 7770 from your cell phone. To donate and for further details, click here.
The Aman Foundation
The Aman Foundation aims to champion dignity and choice for the underserved, focusing on Health and Education through direct intervention; aspiring to derive a scalable, sustainable, and systemic change in Pakistan. There several available categories where you help out, e.g. saving a life, saving ten lives or sponsoring an ambulance. To donate and for further details, click here.
Aga Khan Foundation
AKDN’s activities in Pakistan include large-scale rural development; health, education and civil society programmes; microfinance services and several more. To donate and for further details, click here.
Edhi Foundation is the single best foundation across Pakistan and one of the best social welfare service providers across the world running on a non-commercial, non-political, and non-communal basis, serving round-the-clock without any discrimination of color, class, and creed. To donate and for further details, click here.
The Citizen’s Foundation
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is a professionally managed, non-profit organization set up in 1995 by a group of citizens who wanted to bring about positive social change through education.
20 years later, TCF is now one of Pakistan’s leading organizations in the field of education for the less privileged. To donate and for further details, click here.
Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation
SIUT Provides free medical treatment for kidney and liver diseases and cancers. It is a renowned center for ethical kidney transplantation. To donate and for further details, click here.
Spread over 20 acres of land and located in the densely populated Korangi area, today The Indus Hospital is a symbol of hope for the most vulnerable members of our society. It is the only initiative of its kind in Pakistan to provide premium health care in an impressive, state-of-the-art health center completely free to everyone. To donate and for further details, click here.
Zindagi Trust is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that strives to improve the quality of education available to the average Pakistani. Their areas of work include reforming public schools, educating working children and lobbying the government to improve education policy. To donate and for further details, click here.
SOS Children’s Villages Pakistan
Deprived of their natural parents, children are placed in an environment which is as close as possible to a natural home. SOS Children’s Villages meet this need by providing them with loving care, security, higher education and job-training. This allows them to live normal lives and a sense of confidence is instilled in them that develops their full potential. To donate and for further details, click here.
Depilex Smileagain Foundation
Depilex Smileagain Foundation is committed to providing the acid survivors not only with medical care and assistance but also an adequate chance to become productive, self-reliant members of the society that has ostracized them. To donate and for further details, click here.
Family educational services foundation
Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) is a non-profit educational organization active in Pakistan since 1984. FESF is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all members of the community, especially those who are disadvantaged. We invest in educational development and provide innovative training programs, developmental tools and services to enable recipients to gain competency and self-sufficiency, empowering them to reach their full potential. To donate and for further details, click here.
The Prophet said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Al-Tirmidhi).
If you’ve been given wealth by God, spend it on those people who haven’t.