As Muslims around the world partake in Ramadan they are also reminded that the Holy Month is a time to be generous and give back where possible. There are several organizations running food drives in Bahrain during Ramadan which focus on helping needy Muslim families during the Holy Month. There are also various charity initiatives that you can help during this period. Here’s how you can make a difference and get more involved in your community.
Ramadan food drives
The Ramadan 2023 project allows people to buy food for the needy. This includes paying for Eid gifts, Ramadan baskets and printing and distributing the Quran. Here are more details.
Rotary Club of Adliya
Glasses that are no longer used can be dropped off at donation boxes located in Seef Mall (Manama, Muharraq, Isa Town) and Al Liwan (Hamala). The unused glasses will be the gift of clear sight for the elderly from Dar UCO and other local care centers.
A Box Forward
A Box Forward is a between A Box of Goodness, an unregistered charity and Lina Stahl. The goal is to create a Facebook group that will be a large platform for charitable giving and receiving in Bahrains community. The group is collecting food and baby items. You can click here for more details.
Box of Goodness
Box of Goodness is collecting dry non-perishable food items to share with needy Muslim families and individuals this Ramadan. You can drop off food donations at St Christopher’s School (Saar & Isa Town), Nadeen School (Adliya), Bahrain Rugby Football Club (Saar), Costa Coffee Outlets and specific locations in Amwaj Islands, Juffair and Saar.
Run for Ramadan
Dana Zubari of “Lettuce Run” and Miro Dole of “A Box of Goodness” invites you to join another fun Charity Walk/Run at Bahrain Harbour on Tuesday 28th March 2023, at 4pm. The walk hopes to raise food donations for needy Muslim families observing the fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The event is only for ladies. No charge. Just bring any non-perishable dry food item to donate to charity.
Charities in need
Founded in 2019 after 68 cats were rescued from a hoarder in Manama, Rescat built fostering, logistics and fundraising teams to help with unwanted cats across the Kingdom.
Click here to find out how you can support.
The shelter is home to over 300 dogs and cats searching for permanent families. It runs on volunteer work and donors who contribute to the costs of the organization. Click here for more details on how to help.
Bahrain Food Bank
The Conserving Bounties Society is hoping to provide food to around 500 families as well as limit food waste as part of its charity work during the Holy Month. Find out how you can donate unwanted food goods here.
On Friday 25 March you can take part in a pre-Iftar charity walk. All donations will go to the Bahrain Cancer Society and AEPCO Bahrain.