The Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) said, “I and the person who looks after an orphan will be in paradise together like this,” reports Al-Bukhari, describing the motion as raising his forefinger and middle finger together.
Providing care for orphans is especially important to the Islamic Relief community. Islamic Relief USA has dedicated programs to do just that: Orphan Support and annual One-to-One Orphan Sponsorship. Orphan Support means your donation will help orphans however is needed most in a country of your choice or anywhere around the world. And donations toward Orphan Support are flexible—you can offer support whenever you’re ready, and as often as you like. Annual One-to-One Orphan Sponsorships provide direct support to an orphan for a full year. Sponsorships through IRUSA allow orphans to stay with a loving guardian by helping the guardian pay for the child’s needs.
Full annual sponsorship costs between $43 and $65 a month—just about $1.50 to $2 a day, less than the price of a cup of coffee. You can provide food, clothing, health care and an education to an orphan all for $2 a day or less!
$43/month | $516/year
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
$49/month | $588/year
$65/month | $780/year
*Please note: Orphans originally from these countries may currently be living as refugees in neighboring countries depending on need.