We, at Syria Relief, are often asked: “How do you spend the money you raise?”
We believe that it is important for our donors and supporters to know how we raise money, just as it is important for them to know how we spend it. Here is a brief outline of how we run our operations.
As a Charity, Syria Relief relies heavily on the generosity and selflessness of our supporters. Within one year from the launch of Syria Relief, you have helped us raise over £1,500,000 through your kindness and generosity. The biggest tranche of donations (about 47%) comes from the money that you have been giving, day in and day out, in the shape of cheques, cash donations, Internet Banking transfers, and donations via PayPal. About a fifth of the money raised came from collections at mosques, and a similar amount was raised at our various fund-raising events.
Despite the name, the ‘fund-raising events’ that we organize or participate in are not just for fund-raising. These events that are being held throughout the UK, in fact, serve a very important purpose in helping us connect with our helpers, donors, and supporters, and in raising awareness about the unfolding crisis in Syria, and about the role of Syria Relief in helping our compatriots in our beloved Syria. Click on the image below, to scroll through some photos, and to have a brief taste of those fun-filled events.
These events that have been running all over the UK have raised much-needed money, and raised awareness about the situation in Syria. These events have brought the suffering of our people in Syria into the lives of everyone we know here in the UK, creating a true bond of brotherhood and camaraderie between us all.
The money that you help us raise goes straight to where it is most needed – inside Syria. By a long way, the largest part of the money you donate goes straight to help people inside the Country, to provide food, shelter, clothing, and medical care for displaced and dispossessed families and individuals inside Syria. Much smaller sums go to help Syrian refugees in Turkey and Jordan, and to pay for medical treatment for those refugees.