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Syria Stationery Drive

As-Salaamu Alaykum,

THE COLOURS OF HOPE campaign aims at providing Syrian children with not only stationery but loads of
hope , smiles and courage ! With the ongoing war in Syria, 1 in every 5 schools is either damaged or
sheltering the displaced.

According to Unicef, one in every five schools in Syria is either damaged or sheltering the internally
displaced, impacting hundreds of thousands of children whose schooling has been abruptly halted. While
we encourage our children to a better education, thousands of Syrian children’s schooling has been halted
for 3 years now. Playing with friends and simple things such as a set of paints or a colouring book have
become a rare commodity.

OUR AIM
With only a few teaching props, such as crayons and markers, it’s no easy task for the few who are able to
teach Syrian refugee children. With your help, we would like to equip as many Syrian school-aged children
as we can with education supplies/ stationery. Help us to collect education aids/ stationery in as many
places as we can. Let us open our hearts .. colour smiles on the faces of these children and paint a brighter
future for them. It might seem an intangible task but with du‘ā; hope; effort; and most importantly, the help
of Allah- the endless possibilities may become realities!
The following items are needed:
*Retractable Wax Crayons
*Felt tip pens
*Colouring pencils
*Pencils
*Erasers
*Sharpeners
*Rulers
*Pritt glue sticks
*Scissors
*Pencil cases
*Pens
*Fancy pens

IMPORTANT: Please donate items of good quality. Also, we would appreciate it if the crayons, colour pencils,
felt tipped pens and retractable crayons could be in packs of 12 and not loose.
*Glitter Glue
*Mini whiteboards and whiteboard markers
*Stickers
*Playdough
*Paints and paintbrushes
*Sketch books
*Feint and Margin exercise books
*Colouring books
*Simple picture books with numbers,etc.
*Clay/Plasticine
*School bags

These children are really in dire need of these items. Whats the use of sending pencils, only to break each
time the child sharpens it, or the glitter glue is dry when opened? What a waste that would be. So please
buy good quality products. I am certain that we all would want our donations to be a good investment in
Aakhirah and that depends on our sincerity of intention and that what we are giving is of good quality.
Spread the word through your family, friends, neighbours, schools, Maktab Madrasahs, Masjids, Darul
Ulooms, businesses, etc. If you require posters, please let us know and we will try to the best of our ability to
get it to you.

Drop off at The Deen Store at 508 Lansdowne Road, Lansdowne (see map below)

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