Each year, AlSadaqa distributes Zakat al-Fitr to many needy families in Puget Sound area.
We encourage you to give earlier rather than later. By giving early, you not only enable us to provide to the needy in time, you also allow the recipients to make arrangements for Eid beforehand. If you are sending us a check via mail, please allow adequate time for the check to reach us.
Last day to give Zakat al Fitir is June 20, 2017. Please make sure that your Zakat al-Fitir reaches us by that time.
As with last year, AlSadaqa is offering this service to distribute Zakat al-Fitir to the needy in our local community. The amount per head this year for Zakat al-Fitir is $10. This amount was provided by our adviser, Imam Mohamad Joban, and can be paid online (See the donate page), or via check.
There are many Muslim families and single mothers living in the Seattle area who are struggling to make ends meet. Your Zakat al-Fitir will help bring further joy to their Eid. We have several ways to identify such families:
Once we have determined the number of recipients, we purchase gift cards from a large and commonly available departmental store (typically Fred Meyers). The amount of the gift card is based on the size and situation of the receiving family. AlSadaqa's volunteers visit the recipients of Zakat al Fitir to hand these gift cards to them. The recipients can then purchase food, clothing, toys or other household items as they see fit to make the best of their Eid.
We will stop collecting Zakat al-Fitir two days before Eid. Please make sure that your Zakat al-Fitir reaches us before that time.
Any amount received after that will be considered Sadaqa, not Zakat al-Fitir, and may not be distributed during Ramadan.
Please contact us via phone or email as mentioned below. Leave your own name and contact number as well as the needy person's contact information. We will follow up with you as well as the person you have identified to determine their eligibility.
Phone: 1 (866) 693-3233
Please note that we can only help people residing in the Puget Sound area.
We are looking for volunteers to help with the distribution. If you can afford some time during the last week of Ramadan and can travel around the Puget Sound area, please contact us. Any help in this regard will be highly valuable.
Phone: 1 (866) 693-3233
In both cases, please mention that you want to volunteer with distribution of Zakat al-Fitir.