Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association has teamed up with Marie Curie to deliver free gift baskets Free festive baskets will be given out on Christmas Day to those struggling with the cost of living across Surrey and Hampshire. Members of a Muslim youth association will be delivering packages to those spending the day alone or those who are struggling financially. Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) from Farnham, Aldershot, Bordon and Guildford has teamed up with Marie Curie to help people in their community who might feel forgotten about or anyone going to through a tough period.
AMYA and Marie Curie aim to put the ‘merry back into Christmas this year, especially for people who have financial worries due to the cost of living crisis. These organisations will volunteer their time on Christmas Day to reach out to families, friends and neighbours to spread some joy. Sajid Zahid, the regional manager of AMYA said: “Islam urges every person to partake in charitable giving, and that even an act of kindness towards another, is charity. We all know this is a difficult period for many people right now, so it is really important that at times like this we all come together to help those in need.”
Inside the gift basket is a selection of items such as chocolates, festive food, scented candles, a scarf, toys, stationery and a card. People have been able to nominate those they feel could do with a boost this Christmas. If you would like to make a donation to help fund the baskets please click here, all further proceeds go to Marie Curie. AMYA is part of the larger Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a charitable Muslim organisation based in the UK. With more than 9000 members located in 150 areas in the UK. In the past, AMYA has been involved in other charitable outreaches such as, helping the homeless, giving blood, tree planting, care home visits and foodbank donating sessions.