Non-profit humanitarian aid and development organisation Human Appeal is renowned for the work it has done in poverty-stricken and worn-torn countries across the globe. However, did you know the charity has made a difference right here in the UK too?
With the end of the year drawing closer, let’s take a look back and see how Human Appeal has made an impact during 2017.
- Muslims for Manchester
In the wake of the devastating terror attack on 22 May at the Manchester Arena, Human Appeal raised over £27,000 through its Muslims for Manchester campaign. On behalf of the British Muslim community, the charity collected donations for the victims and their families. The money raised went towards paying for the funerals of the victims, as well as helping to pay for the survivors’ medical costs.
- Grenfell Tower disaster relief
After the Grenfell Tower disaster on 14 June, the charity helped to raise over £80,000 in addition to £30,000 in pledged donations and £5,000 worth of in-kind donations. In partnership with charitable organisations National Zakat Foundation, Muslim Aid and Islamic Relief, the charity worked with the Grenfell Muslim Response Unit to help the victims of the fire, which left hundreds of families without a place to live.
- Ramadan Kitchen Project
On 24 June, Human Appeal hosted its Ramadan Kitchen Project event in collaboration with UK food redistribution organisation FareShare from two locations – Manchester and London. The charity raised £10,000 to fund the project and used the donated food to create delicious and nutritious meals for over 9,000 beneficiaries. With the help of over 60 volunteers, the meals were packed into trays that included hand-written messages and distributed to the homeless and various centres, including community hubs, lunch clubs for the elderly and refuges for survivors of domestic abuse.
- Wrap Up campaign
From 13 November to 24 November, the charity ran a coat collection as part of the Wrap Up campaign in collaboration with London-based organisation Hands On London. The project reached out to members of the public, encouraging them to donate their unwanted coats and other items of winter clothing to those who need them most. The contributions were then distributed by Human Appeal and Hands On London to homeless shelters, women’s refuges, children’s centres and elderly organisations across the city.
Previously known as Human Appeal International, the charity needs your help in order to continue its work in 2018. To find out how you can make a difference, check out the Human Appeal website.