Islamic Relief has teamed-up with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) to distribute clothing to 800 women, children and elderly people in Jordan.
The distribution, which took place in March, aimed to ensure that poor Jordanians that Islamic Relief helps to support are able to maintain their dignity. Each beneficiary received four items of clothing each, as well as a pair of shoes and other items such as toys and sanitation supplies.
As well as overseeing the distribution, Islamic Relief staff and volunteers also provided face painting and other fun activities, to entertain the children at the distribution centre.
Lina Al-Dawood, JHCO’s clothing bank manager, said: “In cooperation with Islamic Relief Jordan, we have served more than 800 people, distributing over 3,200 articles of clothing, shoes and games. The distribution took place in the capital, Amman, to cover Irbid Governorate.”
Offering winter and summer clothing, it is hoped that the distribution will help the families to meet their needs until the end of the year.
Mother-of-four Siham, 37, said: “I used to buy clothes twice a year. Islamic Relief Jordan protects one’s dignity. My daughter and I are happy with items I have chosen. The clothes are new and in good condition. The staff are very kind, helpful to everyone.”
“I have new dress and jacket,” added her daughter, six-year old Dareen. “I will wear the dress when I get home. I love my new doll, I will feed her and give her a bath. I enjoyed the face painting. It was a lovely day. Thank you”.
Islamic Relief is working to support the most vulnerable people in Jordan, including poor families and Syrian refugees.