Donation Codes

Al-Ayn has set a different code for each Long term donation, Seasonal Campaign, or Religious donation. These Donation Codes enables us to collect donations and are used by our administration as an explanation of how the funds should be applied to donation accounts.

Please mention the donation code during your donation. In the event the information is not sent to us, we will apply funds received as general donations.

Al-Ayn Donation Codes( English)

Al-Ayn Donation Codes( Arabic)

HOW WE RAISE FUNDS

Al-Ayn is unwavering in its commitment to the orphaned and displaced. In an effort to ensure the success and continuity of our mission; we offer our donors multiple avenues in which they can donate. Thanks to our key partners, our administrative costs are completely reimbursed, this allows for a 100% of funds donated to be allocated in service of intended recipients.

Al-ayn Social Care Foundation has the express, written permission of Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayed Ali Al-Hussaini Al-Sistani to collect religious dues to be allocated towards helping orphans. Below is an outline of all religious dues accepted by the foundation:

Zakat Al-Fitrah

Religious alms paid on Eid al- Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. The amount paid is based on the cost to feed an individual which is equated to a weight of 6.6 pounds (three kilograms) on any food commodity such as wheat, barley, rice, millet, raisins or dates. This due is set aside on the eve of the Eid, the believer pays this on his behalf, his dependents, and all guests spending the night at their house on the eve of the Eid.

Zakat Al-Maal

One of the pillars of Islam, this means to purify and is done in the form of religious taxation to help the poor. Zakat is incumbent on farmers who grow wheat, barley, dates, and raisins above a certain threshold. Zakat differs from Khums in that Khums is on gains after exception of expenses of the year and Zakat is on cattle, crops, gold and silver.

Sadaqah

A highly recommended act in Islam that is said to bring bountiful blessings and expel misfortunes. This charity is generally given to the poor, since this is not an obligatory due, the amount given is solely up to the individual.

Kaffarah

  • Kaffarah for Oath – A penalty incurred as restitution for breaking an oath. To satisfy this penalty, one must feed ten needy persons or pay the equivalent.
  • Kaffarah for Fast – A penalty incurred for intentionally breaking fast during the month of Ramadan. The believer must feed sixty needy persons or pay that equivalent for each day he/she intentionally breaks fast.

Fidyah

Compensation for breaking fast for a valid reason such as sickness. One must feed one needy person or pay that equivalent.

Khums

Pillar of Islam and an obligatory Islamic income tax that amounts to 1/5 (20%) of a person’s yearly disposable income. This is income that is left over after all legitimate expenses have been paid. The amount of tax paid must be given to the Marja’ (jurist) through his offices or representatives for distribution.

Al-Ayn’s Annual Orphan Sponsorship program is a robust initiative that helps care for thousands of orphans in Iraq. The program offers four sponsorship packages that provide varying levels of financial assistance. The standard sponsorship package helps  cover the costs of basic necessities like food, clothing, medical care ,shelter and academic assistance. Every orphan registered with Al-Ayn is eligible to receive this basic support.  Increased levels of sponsorship provide eligible orphans further assistance in the form of additional educational support for the academically gifted, psychological rehab for victims of terrorism and supplementary medical assistance for those eligible for the medical special needs sponsorship.

The Process

Our program was designed with mechanisms in place to help ensure the eligibility of applicants. When a child applies to the program, we conduct extensive research to determine if they are in genuine need of assistance. We evaluate their circumstances, conduct interviews and then cross-reference information gathered from multiple sources. In addition, upon acceptance, we employ follow-up protocols in the form of regular field visits to monitor the child’s well-being and document any notable changes in circumstances.

 Distribution

We employ various measures to ensure donations are stewarded properly and reach recipients in their entirety. Al-Ayn distributes funds on a monthly basis to the orphan’s mother or legal guardian. Transactions are handled in a professional manner and privacy is respected. During that time, the mother or guardian is free to express any issues or concerns directly to a representative.

Types of Sponsorship

  • Private sponsorships are designated into four categories:
  • Standard Sponsorship ($70 a month):

The standard sponsorship package provides enough financial assistance to cover the costs of basic necessities. $70 is generally determined as the minimum monetary amount required to lift a child out of poverty in Iraq.

*Special Medical Needs Sponsorship ($85 a month):

Orphans that suffer from disabilities or chronic illnesses and are in need of greater medical support are eligible for this package. This amount helps pay for the added costs of comprehensive medical treatment and specialist care.

  • Victims of Terrorism Sponsorship ($85 a month):

Children who have become orphaned as a result of terrorism , and consequently incurred psychological trauma are eligible for this package. This amount helps pay for the added costs of rehabilitation which provides urgent psychological support.

*Academically Talented Sponsorship ($100 a month):

Orphans who demonstrate academic excellence or an earnest desire to excel in their academics are eligible for this package. The added amount is designed to incentivize orphans to pursue academic excellence so they can overcome their hardships and harness their full potential.

*Sponsorship may extend past age of maturity with sponsor willingness.

Al-Ayn offers charity boxes that can be placed in homes, businesses, and religious centers. Money collected in these boxes is distributed exclusively to orphans. As a general guardian over the orphans and needy, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Al-Sistani considers the act of putting money in these charity boxes as a transfer of ownership to him. Hence, these donations are considered “received charity”, and the reward is reaped immediately. We employ various mechanisms and controls to ensure money collected reaches orphans in need.

Process Transparency

  1. You receive a charity box with unique combinations of a box and lock number, which we keep record of.
  2. You agree to return the box to us at minimum every 4 months so that funds can be counted and distributed.
  3. A designated committee opens the box, record its content and prepares a report documenting the session. These sessions are held under video surveillance.
  4. Al-Ayn is informed of the content of the box, and the money is distributed to orphans.
  5. You receive a receipt by email or mail confirming the amount recorded.

Entire communities may feel the positivity that illuminates from a renewed soul, because what happens in the life of a child ripples throughout his/her environment. Our humble efforts combined with your generous support can literally shape a child’s future. Each child can grow to be a contributing member of their community and live an abundant life.

We have great plans to continue building on our successes and ensure children of all abilities find success, community, and friends at Al-Ayn.

Your gift will help us keep growing while lifting up families and breaking down barriers. There are many ways to support the orphans of Iraq through Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation.

How We Allocate Funds

Orphans

When donating, donors choose their preferred method of aiding the orphans. These options include donations, sponsorship, funding housing complexes, and direct medical/educational/psychological/vocational training support.

Orphans in Iraq face significant barriers that impede their ability to access affordable, quality healthcare. Barriers stem from a myriad of challenges ranging from economic and educational disparities, to social and cultural differences, which create gaps in health care accessibility. Very few have access to basic medical services like regular check-ups, medical treatment, or dental care. They face constant dangers from diseases that have been long ago eradicated in developed countries. We believe everyone deserves adequate medical treatment, and in Iraq where public healthcare facilities are far and few, we aim to help.

Our medical support team arranges regular medical and dental check-ups for our orphans. In the case an orphan is in need of treatment, we ensure he/she receives the necessary treatment. In addition, we employ follow-up protocols to monitor their health and well-being. Donations received in support of medical assistance will go towards covering the costs of medical , dental and, psychological care.

Your support of this project can help us provide medical services, including preventative treatments and access to needed drug prescriptions to orphans.

When you donate to Al-Ayn, you are supporting a child’s chance at a better life. Education is key to alleviating many struggles facing Iraqi orphans. We foster innovation and inclusiveness so that participants learn and grow in a safe environment. By identifying barriers and addressing the needs of our children, we are helping to improve their access to education while simultaneously encouraging the learning process.

Donations made in support of this cause will be used for the following:

  • The purchase of school kits which includes backpacks, school supplies and school uniforms.
  • Funding to cover the costs of organizing ceremonies to celebrate academic achievement like graduation ceremonies.
  • Funding to cover the costs of organizing study sessions to provide orphans with necessary educational support

Our program focuses on childhood education, and provides relevant life skills and knowledge to accelerate each child’s growth.

Thousands of war-affected children in Iraq are left in the wake of traumatic experiences with little to no support. To address the mental health needs of these children, we employ a holistic approach that balances the complex interplay between children’s psychological, emotional and social development.

Building on the positive outcome of the current rehabilitation center at Al-Ayn, we have similar centers in the works under construction throughout Iraq. These facilities will provide a child friendly atmosphere in which children can play and interact while being observed by child psychology and development experts. This will allow us to identify cases requiring attention and design treatment plans to begin the healing process.

Recreation

Our aim is for orphans to enjoy their childhood, like their peers. Various activities are organized for orphans, including plays, trips to theme parks, celebrations, and much more.

Continuous Charity Project

Al-Ayn is unwavering in its commitment to the orphaned and displaced. In an effort to ensure the success and continuity of our mission; we offer our donors multiple avenues in which they can donate. Thanks to our key partners, our administrative costs are completely reimbursed, this allows for a 100% of funds donated to be allocated in service of intended recipients.

Due to trauma they experienced, many orphans are in need of rehab to overcome the harsh realities that envelop them. Orphans left without the guidance and protection of their primary caregivers are often more vulnerable to becoming victims of violence, exploitation, trafficking, discrimination or other abuses. Studies show that involuntary separation from both family and community protection greatly increase a child’s risk of exposure to violence, physical abuse, exploitation and even death. Surviving children face malnutrition, illness, physical and psycho-social trauma, and impaired cognitive and emotional development.

Building on the positive outcome of the current rehab center at Al-Ayn, we have similar centers in the works under construction throughout Iraq. These facilities will provide a child friendly atmosphere in which children can play and interact while being observed by child psychology and development experts. This will allow us to identify cases requiring attention and design treatment plans to begin the healing process.

Al Ayn builds housing complexes to accommodate orphan families in need, ensuring that housing units are passed on to new families when the existing families are able to sustain themselves. The complexes are typically built on land donated by generous individuals.

For instance, the Imam Redha Project in Al-Maamel is a block of 12 flats, completed in August of 2016 and now houses eligible families. Each flat is approximately 1000 square feet. In 2016, work began on the Imam Al-Jawad housing complex in Baghdad, which will consist of twenty-eight housing units. The total size is around 41,311 square feet which include inner roads and green areas. The complex is self-enclosed to keep families safe and secure.

  • The harsh reality for many orphans in Iraq forces them to forgo their education. Al-Ayn is building several vocational training centers, aiming to enable such orphans to learn a vocation that will sustain them, and improve the living standards of their family. Furthermore, Al-Ayn will assist in  finding suitable jobs for graduates. Where needed, it will also provide graduates with loans to support them in establishing their career. Fundraising for the first training center in Baghdad was completed successfully in 2016. Similar centers are being built-in Al-Muthana, Al-Heera, Wasit, Al-Dewaniya, and Basrah.

Since June 2014, Al-Ayn expanded the scope of its work to address the crisis of displaced families in Iraq. We utilize our long-term presence, relationships, knowledge of communities, local structures, and institutions to assist affected children and families throughout the  phases of recovery. We work tirelessly to protect the rights of children before, during and after emergencies, ensuring their immediate and long-term needs are met. More than 33,000 families have benefited from our programs, including the families of registered orphans who were forced to flee their homes.  Registrants receive critical aid in the form of financial aid, food, water, clothing and shelter. This includes families of orphans registered with Al-Ayn who were forced to flee their homes but continue to receive their allowance at other branches