Eidi Collection Effort for Earthquake Affected Children

One year later, the feelings for the effects of the devastating earthquake of Oct 2005 have somehow ebbed, atleast here in Karachi. The ferver with which people of this city came other on the days following the quake was not seen ever since the war of 1965. However gross mismanagement of funds and donations have left an indelible mark on the people now and have turned up their skepticism on any new effort. This year, we see a lot of appeals for local causes again, but the earthquake effort is not seen anywhere…… YET!

A group of concerned and dedicated individuals, still carrying the scars of the earthquake, have gathered their resources and started a drive to collect eidi donations for the children of the earthquake affected areas. I am proud to be associated with this group, along with Unaiza Nasim and Naila Jaffery, the two masterminds behind this effort, and request all my fellow citypeople to come forward and open their hearts once again and join this cause to bring happiness to the children upcountry, if only for one day.

A donation collection point has been setup at PAF museum (main parking lot) once again, from 10 AM till night, where volunteers would be available to collect, sort and package any donations given to be transported before Eid. Time is of the essense here, as we dont have many days left. I’ll be posting updates to the effort as well as pictures as and when they become available.

Donations required: Books, Copies, Coloring books, Color pencils, Pencils, pens, Toys, Biscuits, Candies, Packaged Juices, Milk anything u feel is for a kid.

“Aayehai, iss saal bhee humare madad karein, bachon kay cheron per muskharahat laaney mein”
Join hands with us once again, to bring smiles to the faces of children (of the EQ affected areas).

For people living abroad and wishing to lend a helping hand, please contact Unaiza Nasim or myself.

1 Comment so far

  1. UZi (unregistered) on October 15th, 2006 @ 5:56 pm

    Mansoor, could you give me your contact number (or Unaiza’s), please? I tried calling up the PAF Museum to ask if they could put me through to any of the volunteers over there etc., but they weren’t in the least bit helpful!

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