The Big Heart Foundation calls for Zakat donations

Foundations open to accept donations to help play a vital part in alleviating the suffering of millions of Syrian children

Sharjah: The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), has announced welcoming Zakat donations to help play a vital part in alleviating the suffering of millions of Syrian children.

The Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide, will use funds received during Ramadan to implement projects related to education, child protection and the essentials of food, shelter and health care as well as cash assistance to vulnerable families.

According to the UNHCR, over one million Syrian children are orphaned, more than 2.75 million remain out of school and in excess of 2.5 million are living as refugees or are in search of safety.

In the first two months of 2018 alone, 1,000 children were reportedly killed or injured in intensifying violence and thousands have been wounded as bombs continue to fall on Eastern Ghouta, where families are living in basements without access to safe water, sanitation or food.

“Our brothers and sisters, the Syrian refugees, are living in difficult circumstances and we have to stand by them and alleviate their suffering. Besides our humanitarian duty, this reflects the Foundation’s vision and goals and comes as part of its efforts on global scale to protect their right to live a decent life.,” said Mariam Al Hammadi, Director of The Big Heart Foundation.

She pointed out that millions of children need an opportunity to complete their education, overcome their plight as refugees and become individuals who can contribute to changing the reality of their countries.

“Through these donations, we aim to contribute not only to cater for the basic needs of the refugees, but also to give them hope and confidence that they are not alone and that they have brothers and sisters in the world who care for them and want to support and help them overcome these harsh and hostile conditions,” said Al Hammadi.

She called on the public to support these children and help them build a better future for themselves and for their countries.

How to make donations

Those who wish to contribute to Zakat campaign can make direct fund transfers to the foundation’s bank account number:

Sharjah Islamic Bank Account No: 0011430430020

IBAN: AE040410000011430430020.

For more information, call 06-5941283 or send an email to


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