This winter make a difference

An year has passed and the bubble to help the earthquake affecties has settled.
Every one’s now busy with their jobs, business and lives.
This winter when we the Karachiites will be sipping of coffee in the “winters of Karachi”, not many can imagine what the poor affecties (who already did not have much to lose) will be going through.
I had been to the areas this Eid, taking gift packs of woolen gloves, socks, caps, books, coloring books, color pencils, candies, biscuits, etc for the kids to have some colors of Eid.
Seeing the conditions there,(check pictures) I have decided to leave for another mission to provide them with warm clothes.
Please, take out the extra shawls, sweaters, beddings, quilts, bed sheets or any thing that you feel can help to keep them warm in these winters.
I will be leaving on 15th of this month inshaAllah. Please join hands and donate from the stuff at your place. contact

17 Comments so far

  1. mansoor (unregistered) on November 5th, 2006 @ 11:24 pm

    way to go unaiza!!!

    you really are something else! First the eidi drive! which went amazingly well! and now this!

    you never let up, do u?!

    i’d have loved to donate something.. but i dont even have a blanket with me yet :P everything was taken in the move… but if you need any other support.. let me know :)

  2. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 5th, 2006 @ 11:32 pm

    Mansoor: Thanks a lot! Just pray that this time too we be successful.Amen

  3. Faisal (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 1:47 am

    Just went through all your pictures.
    Very commendable. Wish I was in
    Pakistan so I could have contributed
    more than just praise. Will let
    friends and family know about
    KMB so they can read up on what you
    are doing and hopefully contribute

  4. Farhan (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 11:49 am

    Is sardi mai jab aap leen coffee
    kareen un ko yad jin ke pas naheen garam kapre kafi
    coffee ka kia hai thandi ho jati hai
    Insan jab thanda ho to maut aajati hai
    coffee choren , garam kapre leen
    aur un kapro ko donate karen
    Coffee ka kia hai dobara aajaye gi
    Insan jab jaye ga dobara naheen aaye ga

    P.S tell us where the clothes are to be dropped , I have a bundle of warm clothes and shoes with me ( in excellent condition )

  5. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 1:00 pm

    Thanks Faisal!
    You can see the consience of us the people Just four comments on this post:-) among which two are mine:-D
    Any ways JazakAllah, please do spread the word.

  6. Farhan (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 1:19 pm

    Is sardi mai jab aap leen coffee
    kareen un ko yad jin ke pas naheen garam kapre kafi
    coffee ka kia hai thandi ho jati hai
    Insan jab thanda ho to maut aajati hai
    coffee choren , garam kapre leen
    aur un kapro ko donate karen
    Coffee ka kia hai dobara aajaye gi
    Insan jab jaye ga dobara naheen aaye ga

    Where the clothes are to be sent have many of warm clothing in spare

  7. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 1:25 pm

    @ Farhan: Wow! Nicely written.
    So do I expect any donation from you? May be a packet of soup, if not coffee.

  8. Aussi_Paki (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 4:06 pm

    Yeh Unaiza! Keep up the awsome work! We need more of us like you!

    Guys, I’m not in Karachi, but please since some of you are please help Unaiza in order to make this effort successful!

    For every good you do, you get something back. I dont know if you believe in Karma, but what goes around comes around! So dig deep guys!

  9. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 4:12 pm

    Thanks, Aussi.
    I believe in Karma.
    I remeber when I was young, one day my teacher while listening to my speech (I’m a gold medalist debator/orator) told me this that the world is like a hollow place which echoes evrything. Your smiles, your thoughts, your acts.
    Everything comes back to you.
    I, now, grown up believe in that, adding to it :” Life, echoes in bulk”.
    For a smile you get many in return.

  10. Adil Mulki (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 5:36 pm

    After the quake i wrote a series of poems… im not a poet and the text written maybe out of rhythm and meter but i just felt like writing it.
    ….there was a donor conference after the quake… and the piece that id like to post was written for a lil “arrangement” and pertains to that event… some of the fears expressed in the “poem” have already been proven correct (unfortunnately).

    (extract from a poem – from the perspective of an earth quake victim whose family has been crushed under the rubble and who is now left with only one of his children)…

    The Donor Conference…

    They say that there has been a conference of donors

    Little has it done yet to silence the pained moaners

    They say that there are millions and billions on the way

    Let us see when the affectees are touched by their first ray

    They say that money has been borrowed in our name

    Let us see if we get some life from this foreign flame

    But I’ve heard they’ve refused to humble lifestyles luxurious

    Will ever a dime reach the affected? the world is curious

    I’ve heard there have been visits by actors and actresses

    Adorned with their designer suits, chiffon dresses and golden tresses

    Winds chilly, now blow across the valleys green

    Thunder and lightening now disrupt the scene serene

    Those who had survived earlier are once again endangered

    Ghostly are the rubble ridden streets, where earlier, a lost few meandered

    Trampled spirits, bruised souls, broken hearts and shattered bones

    Are again witnessing nature’s increasingly inclement tones

    Soon there will be snow to wipe off colors that are abound

    There will be nothing left but an eerie white all around

    White the color of peace, white the color of sorrow

    White the color of shrouds, white the color of tomorrow

    The politicians, the leaders, the elite were all here

    Warming themselves now they relax in their plush lair

    The delegates of the conference are now returning

    Empty tummies of cold and battered souls still churning

    The world, we can not much blame

    At home here is much reason for shame

    Amongst the donated goods I’ve heard of a movie on DVD

    Though movies and music are not much help for the needy

    Amongst them I’ve heard of see-through dresses and silk ties

    In the streets of Balakot, piles of such stuff now rise

    Some of the survivors have begun to burn these things

    Shivering without tents in the little warmth that this fire brings

    Fear not all who hear, there has been a donor conference

    Like the quake, a roar, then confounding silence

    Adil Mulki.

  11. Karachi (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 8:58 pm

    This is Karachi speaking. I have no disaster strike upon me as yet. I guess I’ll have to wait for my turn.
    You guys go help the EQ while there are so many needy people just in your neighborhood. You will spend so much going to those far off hard to reach places, when you can just step out of your house and help people. Ofcourse, the so-called winter in Karachi, there is no comparision. But even that causes so much harm to people unlike you and I. With the Dengue epidemic going on, ever think of all the people needing help?

    I am not disowning the EQ victims. But it all starts from the begining, from your home. If your eye sight is so weak to notice what is near you, there are high doubts about your intentions for beyond.

    No, this not a hate flame. It just bothers me personally, that’s all. No offense intended, if any taken, it would be in one’s own mind. Long live diplomacy.

  12. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 11:03 pm

    Dear Karachi, you are so right!
    Did you read the post in which I aksed for donations for a guy Afzal whise angiplasty has been done???
    I do keep my eyes open inteh city as well.
    There are some thelesemia patients being helped too.
    I do not wnat to bose, just let me know if the concerned person is willing to do some thing practical, than off-course criticism.
    If you are willing you can be given tasks to do.
    Help this world a better place to live in by actions, not words.
    Peace out!

  13. Karachi (unregistered) on November 7th, 2006 @ 12:02 am

    Funny thing your initials are UN.

    Have much to say. But people don’t have the heart or brains to hear it or read it. But one thing I shall say, you won’t become a better person just by helping the needy. Yes you, Unaiza Nasim. You have to become a better person inside before showing the world what good person you can be. Take it from a person who knows you. Inside out. The way your mind works. enough said. Peace.

  14. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 7th, 2006 @ 12:27 am

    I know I cannot be a good person. I never said I’m.
    But thsi is irrelevant to my post! You want to help come along. You want to comment on me do that on my personal page.
    *comments closed !

  15. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 7th, 2006 @ 12:28 am

    @Farhan: Farhan, please contact me on my email to know where you can donate. Tried opening ypur blog, but blogger beta does not display your profile:(

  16. Faisal (unregistered) on November 7th, 2006 @ 8:59 am


    Sorry to say but the first thing that came to mind after reading your last comment above
    getting personal with Unaiza were the following

  17. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 8th, 2006 @ 2:13 pm

    You are not what KARACHI IS A$$(O)

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