The Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham organised a collection of essential items to be sent to Ukrainian refugees who had fled to the neighbouring countries of Poland and Hungary.
The Bohras joined forces with other volunteers from across Nottingham to deliver donated items to the City Hospital, from where they are transported by road to refugees in need. Donations included baby supplies, toiletries, medicine and first aid, clothing, bedding and food.
Dawoodi Bohra volunteers Mufaddal Adamji and his son Danyal are committed to helping those in need. Mufaddal said,
“The war in Ukraine is threatening the lives and livelihoods of innocent families who have had to sacrifice their normal lives, homes and villages just to keep safe. Their plight has really touched our family. The fear of uncertainty that they must be facing is just unimaginable, and so our family wanted to help in any way possible. My son Danyal decided to give some of his warm winter clothes away as he was worried how cold the young children out there would be. So we decided as a family to donate sleeping bags, quilts, bedsheets and winter clothes to help keep just some of those poor families warm each day.”
The essential items collection for refugees was organised as part of Project Rise, a global philanthropic endeavour initiated by the worldwide Dawoodi Bohra community that works to improve conditions for the less fortunate among us. Donating essential items is just one of the ways that the Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham are supporting vulnerable communities worldwide.