Sofi-DivaDoll Mohamed is organizing this fundraiser.
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh!
Ramadan Mubarak! I can't believe we're approaching the last 10 days SubhanAllah. The good deeds and rewards within these last 10 days are worth more than any time of the year - which makes this year’s Ramadan fundraiser even more special as it involves something that impacts me directly.
As some of you may recall, I put together my first fundraiser last Ramadan where we raised $6,000 for orphans in Somalia. I couldn't have done that without the support of my friends, family, supporters and so for that I thank you all. May Allah reward you guys for taking on that journey with me.
This year I want to focus on another topic that I'm passionate about and deal with daily, which is mental illness. I've been dealing with depression in silence for as long as I can remember. I finally learned to not only live with my struggles but to share my story to inspire those that may be going through the same thing. The topic of mental illness is looked down upon many of our cultures and it's time we make some changes and shift our focus on bringing more awareness to this.
Mental illness affects so many people around the world. However, Somalia unfortunately has one of the highest rates of mental illness due to the ongoing war, poverty, and the current economic collapse. We have to come together and help our brothers and sisters in need.
I’ve partnered up with Aliyah, the founder of @SomaliForgottenMinds (SFM), and Dr. Habeeb to raise as much money as we can to help those battling with mental illnesses and COVID-19. This pandemic has set back the progress of many individuals and has taken many lives.
Dr. Habeeb, Aliyah, and I are joining forces this Ramadan to raise $10,000 for over 500 patients that are currently getting treated at the facility Dr. Habeeb runs. This facility was built in 2018 with the help of Aliyah - may Allah reward her for all her efforts. This facility solely runs on your donations with no government funding. The money we raise will go towards hospital beds as they're currently sleeping on the floor SubhanAllah, personal protective equipment to protect the nurses and doctors, ventilators, masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, and more. These individuals are already suffering from mental illness and now they have to worry about how COVID-19 will impact them.
I don't think I've ever been more passionate about something as I am about this project. Please make a difference and donate to help us reach our $10,000 goal. This is a great opportunity to donate sadaqa and make a lasting impact on people’s mental and physical states.
Please donate and share this with everyone. I thank you all for taking the time to read. May Allah reward you all for all your efforts. I love you guys and thank you for always supporting me and my causes.