Eid ul-Adha is a Blessing for Those Who Give and Those Who Receive!
Eid ul-Adha is a blessed time that reminds us of the kindness and compassion of our beloved Prophets. By the grace of Allah (swt) and then your generosity, Zakat Foundation of America’s (Zakat Foundation of America) Udhiya/Qurbani 2012 Campaign served over half a million people, from the Dadaab camp in Kenya to the less fortunate in Pakistan, and from Syrian refugees to the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (Burma). We served 30 countries this year, distributing fresh meat to 117,920 families, feeding a total of 589,600 people — more than we have served in previous years.
In the countries where we work, Zakat Foundation of America ensures the best quality meat for distribution. We buy well-maintained livestock from local farmers in each country about six weeks before Eid ul-Adha. Then, according to the practices of the Prophet (peace be upon him), the animals are fed and nurtured until the day of distribution. Our Udhiya/Qurbani is fresh, never frozen, and is performed on the first day of Eid ul-Adha.
Many poor children also received Eid gifts from our generous donors who included those gifts with their Udhiya/Qurbani donation. Thank you for your generosity and showing that you care!