The Holy Month is a time of giving. From food drives to donations, there are plenty of charities on the island that you can support. Check out our list and spread the kindness.

Ramadan is a time for reflection, personal spiritual growth and for giving back to the community. Although charitable acts are encouraged throughout the year, Ramadan is a good reminder to support those in need. In Bahrain, several charitable organisations are leading the charge to make a meaningful impact on the lives of the less fortunate.

A Box of Goodness
Founded in 2016, A Box of Goodness has a simple yet profound ethos of sharing blessings with the less fortunate. This unregistered charity receives no financial funding and relies solely on donations in kind. Each year, as part of their Ramadan Food Drive, they collect food donations and repackage them into boxes for needy Muslim families and individuals observing the fast. Foods that can be donated include dry, non-perishable items such as rice, dates, flour, dhal, oil, spices, pasta, sugar, tea, coffee, canned foods or meats. The drive runs from March 1 to April 8 and the drop off points are at St. Christopher’s School, Nadeen School Bahrain and Bahrain Rugby Football Club.
GO: Follow the charity’s Instagram account @aboxofgoodness for more information.

British School of Bahrain (BSB)
Following on from the success of previous years’ initiatives, the BSB Charity Committee is organising its Annual Ramadan Charity Appeal in partnership once again with the Migrant Workers Protection Society. This Ramadan, the goal is to surpass last year’s success by raising more than 500 Ramadan boxes that contain basic food necessities. Like last year, these boxes will be distributed in various labour camps in Bahrain. The BSB Parent Community Ambassadors will also be collecting children’s toys and clothes, which will then be re-packed and distributed by the BSB Charity Committee to underprivileged children in different support groups and orphanages in time for Eid.
GO: Call 1761 0937 or WhatsApp 3999 2410 for more information.

Indian Ladies Association (ILA)
The oldest expat ladies’ association in the GCC, the ILA has been organising special charity drives during Ramadan for several years. This year, it plans to distribute dry rations and meals at various labour camps at Tubli, Askar, Juffair and Manama. The charity drive will run throughout the Holy Month. The ladies from ILA will also hold the Ramadan Bake Sale, where bakers from all over the island unite to generate funds for ILA Sneha Recreation Centre, which runs free of cost and provides a safe haven for children with special needs. More details on all the initiatives will be announced soon.
GO: Follow ILA’s Instagram account @ilabahrain for more information.

There are plenty of other notable charities on the island that accept both financial and non-financial donations online, including Royal Humanitarian Foundation, Bahrain Red Crescent Society, Conserving Bounties Society (Bahrain Food Bank) and Kaaf Humanitarian, to name a few. All you need to do is open your hearts and discover the joy of giving!