On 23 and 24 April Nisa-Nashim co-ordinated an impressive Eid gift collection.
Nisa-Nashim group members, Religions for Peace, Persian Advice Bureau and New Citizens Gateway worked together to distribute Eid gifts for asylum- seeking children staying at three North London hotels.
Nisa-Nashim members of Bushey, North Finchley, Golders Green and London Book Club came together to collect, pack and distribute the gifts.
Project co-ordinator Daniella reported back on the numbers:
“It’s been a hectic few weeks, but it’s paid off. I didn’t doubt we could all make a difference together, but I was inspired everyday by the reach and generosity of the responses to this project, after I set up a simple Amazon gift list for Eid Gifts for Asylum Seeking Children. Nisa-Nashim’s network really gave this project legs! What a community to be a part of.
“Here’s what we all achieved:
🎁 310 gift bags for ages 0-18
🎁 More than 4500 individual items
🎁 100s of filled pencil cases
🎁 1000s toys, puzzles, books, stickers
🎁 100s sweet treats
🎁 Nearly 500 visits to the gift list
🎁 Distribution at 3 North London sites
🎁 £1000s in gift donations
🎁 £100s in cash donations
🎁 20 volunteers ages 7 upwards
🎁 3 weeks of daily deliveries
🎁 Almost 20 packages a day
🎁 Many confused Amazon deliverers
🎁 My increasingly full lounge (in photo)
🎁 Most importantly, 100s of 😊
Well done to everyone involved!”