Sadaqa Day is one day of social action, doing good in your community by putting faith into action. It started in 2015, with this year's event taking place on Sunday 26th March. The word Sadaqa is often spoken about as the charitable giving of money, but Sadaqa is so much more. It is every deed, every act of giving, it is each movement in our service to others. This is what the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) meant when he taught, "Even a smile is charity." This is what Sadaqa Day is all about.
Most of us want to volunteer but don't always know how. Some of us already give our valuable time to causes or to looking after others, and cannot find the time to do something extra, a little different perhaps, even though we would like to. Sadaqa Day provides a focus for one day and can in many cases give a choice of ready-and-waiting small tasks that one can volunteer for and get stuck into for a few hours. And along the way, you will meet some positive people, make some new friends, have a good time, and feel a little better for having gone out there and done some good.
Sadaqa Day is very much led by the volunteers and there is not a heavy reliance on everything being prepared and given from a central source. You can get in touch by email for help, practical advice and support for any activity you are planning or details on how to get involved in your area.