Ways to Give Back

When you feel like the world is dark you sometimes forget that you can be a light for others. By lighting someone else’s world, you light up your own. So we’ve listed some ways you can help during this time.

What VELA is doing:

Throughout April we are donating a portion of proceeds from sales to Islamic Relief USA to go toward food support, financial assistance and hygiene kits for those affected by Covid-19.

If you missed it, last week VELA donated a portion of proceeds from sales to Baitulmaal. Their fundraiser is still going on if you want to help.

Masks & PPE for Healthcare Workers:
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Seeing all these posts about the dire situation for our health care workers? You can send masks you have to healthcare workers without leaving your house with Mask Match. @masks4medicine is also working to get PPE to NYC doctors, who are at the epicenter of the pandemic in the US. 

The Elderly:
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Invisible Hands matches volunteers in the greater NY area with elderly who need groceries and supplies delivered. 

Overseas:
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Gaza and Syria need help with responding to the pandemic and UNRWA has released a flash appeal to help those communities. At the moment they are matching your donation.

Simple Acts of Kindness:
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Simple acts of kindness can have big effects. Set up a table for extra non-perishable goods in your neighborhood. Invite your community to take what they need & leave spare items for others.

You have the agency to make a difference in someone’s life through even the smallest act or donation. And if you want to support a small business and donate to those most in need at the same time, pick out a cozy VELA and have a portion go to Islamic Relief USA.

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