On Christmas day, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association will be delivering free gift baskets to anyone who is celebrating alone or going through a tough period due to the cost of living crisis. AMYA and Marie Curie have teamed up to put the ‘merry back into Christmas for everyone’ this Winter. Whether it’s a friend, neighbour or family member, anyone can be nominated who may be unwell, alone or facing difficulty due to the current crisis. Inside the gift basket is a selection of items such as chocolates, festive eateries, scented candles, winter scarf, toys, stationary and a card.
The content for the gift basket will be amended based on whether it is for a child or adult. By simply filling out the online request form, someone from the team of hundreds of volunteers across the UK will hand deliver the gift basket to the doorstep to the individual nominated. The National Director for Charities and Welfare of AMYA, Muhammad Akbar 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. I hope this is one small way we can bring some joy to those who deserve it during this festive period.