Thank You for Giving HOPE!
May Allah continue to strengthen and enhance the capacities and capabilities of all those people who, with their strong ambition, pure intention and sincere contribution and, above all, sheer participation, made the Give HOPE Fundraising Dinner a historical success by all standards.
Maintaining its tradition of transparency, H.O.P.E. Foundation Canada is pleased to share the details of funds raised specifically in its inaugural fundraising dinner which was held on July 7th, 2013. The amount of $85,000.00 (CAD) raised (and committed) through the Give-HOPE Sponsor A Child plan, sales of auction items, tickets and other donations, will certainly help support even more orphaned children in some of the best possible ways.
Indeed, we all had high expectations for this event, and, with the support and help of our dedicated volunteers, enthusiastic donors and sincere well-wishers, we not only met, but clearly exceeded those expectations. This, of course, is not our destination, but rather a beautiful beginning of a continuous journey aimed to give HOPE to those who need it the most.
Our sincere prayers and salutations to our keynote speaker, respected Sheikh Khalil Jaffer. Indeed, the time and attention he devoted to presenting a realistic and pragmatic view of the significance of helping orphans in Islam was really appreciated. This focus and attention he drew from Quran and Hadith for helping orphans and its rewards will remain with us and fuel us and our community to make advances in that realm. While commenting about his own experience at the dinner, respected scholar later remarked:
“Alhamdulillah H.O.P.E. was able to meet its target and more. It was an honour for me. I don’t think it was the speech that helped as much as the sincerity of the H.O.P.E. team and the friendly and warm welcome the team gave to all participants last night. It was truly a wonderful event and hard to believe that it was the first time H.O.P.E. was holding a fundraiser. May the Almighty bless you all.”
We would also like to extend our gratitude to Robert JR Graham, a renowned Canadian author, and his family, whose beautiful presence at the event was a source of moral support for us and helped us express and convey the universality of our vision and objectives at a larger scale with an even wider scope.
In Robert’s very own words:
“Very thankful to be a part of such an amazing and enlightening experience! There were so many compassionate and generous people tonight, and I’m happy to say H.O.P.E. rescued many more orphans tonight than anticipated. Great work!”
And last but not the least, thank you for watching and liking the video documentary that was widely appreciated as a captivating and emotional attestation of H.O.P.E’s work in Pakistan. In less than five minutes after it was shown, sponsorships for at least 89 children were committed by the viewers.
Thank you, for being there…and for “Giving HOPE” to those… who needed it the most!
To sponsor a child or for general donation, please click the image below!