Local Zakat in Action!
Alhamdulillah, we anticipate the arrival of approximately 800 Palestinians in Australia on Visitor Visa's (Subclass 600). As of the 19th of January 2024, we have 85 sponsor applications that have been successfully registered with us, representing a total of 435 individual family members who will be seeking assistance upon their arrival in Australia.
To date, we have already provided support to 203 individuals from Gaza who are now in Australia. Thanks to your generous Zakat contributions we have distributed $183,258 towards their well-being and resettlement.
Based on our 10 years of experience in emergency case management, we are grateful to be in a position to utilise our expertise to assist the new arrivals. This assistance includes a digital platform designed to track applications and associated identification documents. Moreover, we have developed an assessment framework that enables us to accurately determine the most holistic way to assist individuals or families, extending beyond financial aid. Furthermore, our established audit and reporting framework ensures full transparency in all financial distributions. We have a trained team of case workers managing the cases with empathy, privacy and in Arabic.
This emphasizes why paying Zakat locally is essential. When individuals contribute locally, it enables us to be better prepared for times like this, facilitating swift and targeted assistance. Local Zakat contributions empower us to build the necessary infrastructure and resources, allowing for immediate response during emergencies, such as supporting families from Gaza.
Additionally, we consistently seek opportunities to collaborate with other organisations to amplify the impact and assistance that our community can provide to those in need in the long run. This collaboration is facilitated through our programs and partners network, such as Warm Embrace (Assisting Gaza Arrivals).
If you would like to collaborate with us please email us at email@example.com
The Power of Local Zakat: Highlighting the Third Pillar in Action
Gaza Zakat Distribution Program
We are assisting applicants Australia wide.
Facilitating Integration: By providing financial support for essential needs and ongoing expenses, the program aids in the initial settlement phase, enabling those families to focus on healing from the trauma and integration into the Australian wider community. We are committed to providing ongoing monthly support for at least the next six months.
Ensuring Basic Necessities: The allocation structure ensures that individuals of different age groups receive appropriate financial support tailored to their specific needs.
Sponsor Engagement: Involving sponsors fosters a sense of dignity, responsibility and support within the families, enhancing the overall integration process.
What if they're not Zakat Eligible: In cases where applicants are not deemed Zakat-eligible, NZF has allocated Sadaqah to meet their initial needs.
Why NZF is NOT collecting items and furniture: Within the Pillar of Zakat, the utmost importance is placed on the honour, privacy, and dignity of the applicants. We directly provide them with Zakat (Tamleek), empowering them to purchase whatever meets their specific needs.
We have partnered with organisations and services that can provide assistance in both the short and long term for families and individuals from Gaza. These partnerships operate on a two-way referral system, ensuring a collaborative and comprehensive support network for those in need. Below, you'll find information about our partners and the types of assistance they offer.
Please note that this list is ongoing, as we are currently collaborating with additional partners, organisations, and mosques that are yet to be listed below. Our assistance extends across Australia, and if you have services that can contribute, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Islamic Relief is proud to partner with NZF's Gaza Program. They're currently playing a vital role in delivering aid to the people of Gaza. Through their advocacy with ACFID, they are actively voicing the needs and rights of the people of Gaza, ensuring their plight is heard and addressed at a federal government level. With offices across Australia, Islamic Relief is dedicated to this crucial cause. Contribute to these vital efforts and learn more at https://islamicrelief.org.au.
AusRelief will donate towards NZF's Gaza Program. AusRelief will facilitate free access to legal and medical services for Palestinians who have arrived. Additionally, they will assist in sourcing supplies and essentials to ensure a smooth transition. AusRelief is located at A2, 101 Rookwood Road Yagoona, NSW and their contact number is 1300 864 357. For more information visit https://www.ausrelief.org.
Penny Appeal Australia will donate towards NZF's Gaza Program. They are actively collecting funds for people still in Gaza under their emergency appeal. Penny Appeal Aus is located at Level 4-4 Kent Street Belmore NSW and their contact number is 1300 347 947. For more information visit https://pennyappeal.org.au.
Brothers In Need is dedicated to supporting those in need through various programs and initiatives. As part of their commitment to making a positive impact, Brothers In Need will be pledging $50,000 and providing logistical assistance to NZF's Gaza Program. This initiative aims to offer support to Palestinians who have arrived. You can contact Brothers In Need at 1300 007 433 for more information about their programs and how to contribute to their initiatives by visiting their website at https://brothersinneed.org.au
El Rahman will collaborate closely with NZF to facilitate and coordinate the arrival of Palestinian families, primarily in Victoria. They actively meet and house families arriving from Gaza, and they will refer clients to NZF's Gaza Program. For more information, please visit https://www.instagram.com/el_rahman_inc/.
The Arabian Heritage Association will collaborate closely with NZF to facilitate and coordinate Palestinian families arriving in Perth. They will refer clients to NZF's Gaza Program. For more information, please visit https://arabianheritage.org.au/
For those seeking connection to a mosque or wishing to meet with an Imam/Sheikh, please feel free to contact ANIC as they will serve as a hub for assistance in settling in. Alternatively, you can also reach out to your nearest mosque for support. ANIC Head Office address is Suite 3 20 Worth Street Chullora NSW and their contact number is 1300 765 940. The Board of Imams Victoria address is 10 Cliveden Ct, Thomastown, VIC 3074 Melbourne, VIC and their contact number is 1300 012 648. For more information visit https://www.anic.org.au.
For those seeking connection to a mosque or wishing to meet with an Imam/Sheikh, please feel free to contact ICV as they will serve as a hub for assistance in settling in. Alternatively, you can also reach out to your nearest mosque for support. ICV address is 66-68 Jeffcott St, West Melbourne VIC 3003 and a contact number is (03) 9328 2067. For more information visit https://icv.org.au.
For those seeking connection to a mosque or wishing to meet with an Imam/Sheikh, please feel free to contact UMA as they will serve as a hub for assistance in settling in. Alternatively, you can also reach out to your nearest mosque for support. UMA address is 19 Enterprise Ave,
Padstow, NSW 2211 and a contact number is 1300 730 693. For more information visit https://www.uma.org.au.
ISSA will assist any people arriving to South Australia from Gaza by providing free access to anything related to medical services. For more information visit https://islamicsocietysa.org.au/gazan-families-assistance-program-gfap/
House of Sadaqa has committed to collaborating with NZF by sourcing and delivering new goods for Palestinian applicants in NSW. Through this partnership, we aim to enhance our support and provide essential items to those in need, contributing to the well-being and comfort of our recipients. For more information visit https://houseofsadaqa.com.au
Gaza Resettlement Mental Health Literacy Program
Psychcentral's Palestinian and culturally-responsive psychologists and mental health professionals will deliver psycho-education individual and family group interventions for the Palestinian cultural groups temporary settling in Australia. This unique program aims to identify the signs of emotional distress, develop coping strategies, develop supportive relationships, break social isolation and reduce the stigma associated with seeking mental health assistance. To enquire more about this program contact Psychcentral on 1300 856 779 or email Haneen Al-Eisawi on email@example.com. For more information visit https://www.psychcentral.com.au.
Shifa Project is a collaborative initiative born out of the partnership between non-profit organisations and mental health practitioners in Australia. Their mission is to provide support and resources to our Muslim brothers and sisters affected by the conflict in Palestine. By combining the expertise of various organisations, they offer psycho-spiritual support circles, community events, and a wealth of resources to foster a strong, united community. For more information visit https://shifaproject.org.au.
Global Medical Foundation Australia is committed to providing accessible healthcare services to people arriving from Gaza. Located in Sydney, they offer free GP services and free medicine through their pharmacy. For more information visit https://www.gmfaustralia.org.au/.
Harcourts in Hume, situated in Victoria, is collaborating with NZF to assist in securing accommodations for those who have recently arrived in Melbourne. Sibel Sahinkaya, a Senior Property Manager and Business Development Manager at Harcourts Hume, possesses the expertise, local knowledge, and work ethic to fulfill all your rental needs. To connect with Sibel Sahinkaya, you can reach her at 0411 883 893 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dawn 2 Dusk is offering free courses to individuals newly arrived from Gaza. As a training center, Dawn 2 Dusk provides a range of courses encompassing training, education, and professional development. They have a dedicated consultation team ready to assist you in discovering a new path. Courses are supported by Skills First funding, covering tuition fees for eligible students. The benefits of choosing Dawn 2 Dusk include nationally recognised training, industry experience with work placement, qualified and experienced trainers, flexible training options, and approval by Centrelink/DHS. Dawn 2 Dusk is located at 4/12-20 Reservoir Dr, Coolaroo VIC and their phone number is (03) 9305 1999. For more information visit https://dawn2dusk.org
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