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Our Campaign Storyends 14 Jun 2018, 11:59 PM
Follow my progress!
My name is Iylia and I am 30 years old. In 2014, I started running regularly near my office after work in order to unwind, and it soon became a hobby as I was running up to 3 times a week.
I felt that it would be great to use my newfound hobby for a good cause. Therefore I started my own personal endeavour called Ramadan Runs: donating $3 for every km I ran during Ramadan. The idea of Ramadan Runs was grounded in empathy: by doing the bulk of my running during fasting hours, I hoped to experience what the lesser fortunate go through on a daily basis with little food and water. Moreover, this would further serve as a reminder of how fortunate my life has been, and to never take things for granted.
In 2014, I ran 80km and raised $250. In 2015, I ran 160km and raised $500. Unfortunately, I didn't do Ramadan Runs in 2016. But in 2017, I ran a total of 135km AND with the support of family and friends, WE raised a total of $2872.55 - which goes to show how powerful crowdfunding can be!
Therefore for Ramadan Runs this year, I thought it would be a great idea to get on the giving.sg platform in hope of raising even more money for the Darul Ihsan orphanage. Personally, I am upping my own contribution to $4/km run, and together with contributions from family, friends and this meaningful platform, I hope to raise a total of $3,500 for Ramadan Runs 2018!
About The Charity
One of the objectives of our company is to receive custody and provide education and maintenance for orphans of Muslim parents and other unprotected or indigent Muslim children.
Darul Ihsan aims to be a home of distinction that provides quality care to its residents with a mission of creating a nurturing environment that builds character and promotes excellence. With our core values of Integrity, Care, Respect and Resilience, we focus on the holistic development of our residents that encompasses the spiritual, physical, emotional, cognitive, social and moral aspects of their growth through various programmes and schemes that are in line with best practices in the sector.