Native Child: Care Bags
Thursday, March 19, 2009
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuh

Unfortunately, Canada has a vast number of people living in poverty. Those suffering the most, are our Aboriginal children. It is heart breaking to see anyone suffer, moreover when it's a child in our own 'backyard.'

Details of project: Help put together Care Bags for our Aboriginal children living in poverty. Our goal is to put 48 bags together.

Can you sew? Please help make totes. You may make them however you wish, I just ask you keep the handle small (for safety reasons), and make the bag big enough to fit a standard size colouring book. Pattern suggestion: Basic Tote

  • 48 x totes - collected 48 Yaay!

    Can you shop? These are the NEW items we need:
  • 48 x Crayons boxes - 48
  • 48 x Stuffed toys - 48
  • 48 x colouring books - 48
  • 48 x (toy) tops - 48
  • 48 x Ducky Sticker - 50
  • 48 x Smile Face Eraser - 1 pk (122pack)
  • 48 x Alphabet stencil ruler - 50
  • 48 x Multicultural notebook - 50
  • 48 x Toothbrush (child size) - 48
  • 48 x Toothpaste - 48
  • 48 x Soap - have 48
  • 48 x Pencil Sharpeners - 48
  • 48 x Eraser top pencils - 48
  • 48 x Face towels -48
  • You are welcome to suggest other items.

    Other ways to help:
    :: Know someone who can sew? Buy them some fabric to sew a few bags.
    :: Ask businesses if they'll donate items.
    :: Please post the banner (on my side bar) on your site, linked to this post.
    :: Inform family, friends, co-workers, and classmates about this project.
    :: Pray for those who are less fortunate.

    How they will be delivered: These will be personally delivered by me to an organization here (in Canada) that helps Aboriginal children.

    Participants allowed: International.

    Ages allowed: All ages.

    Young participants: Encouraged to send in cards/drawings to include in the bag.

    Cost Limit: None.

    Due Date: Monday July 13, 2009 - or until all items are collected. I will update the site as items are donated.

    If you would like to help, please email ( me for an address where you can mail the items.


    posted by Sketched Soul at 2:03 PM | Permalink


    At 9:04 PM, Blogger Safiyyah

    As Salaamu Alaikum Dear Sister:

    Is there a way we can contribute money to your project? Shipping to Canada from the US is very expensive. I'd rather you have the money than the postal service.

    Please email me at Jihadlevine at yahoo dot com with an address, Insha Allah.


    At 10:12 PM, Blogger Umm Omar

    oooh, I'd love to make some totes for this! I'll be sending an email shortly.


    At 1:11 AM, Blogger washi

    Assalaamu Alaikum lovely sister Farhana,
    You should change your blog name to "kindsoul" :-)
    My dad always used to preach to us that when making sadaqaat we should do so close to our neighbourhood, family and community. I live by that rule and good to see you do too masha'Allah. May the Almighty bless your and all participants endevours with this worthy cause insha'Allah.
    Busy with some projects on this end as the poverty is so tangible...all around...our masjid does their bit but can you ever do enough?



    At 7:51 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

    Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sisters,

    Safiyyah, thank you so much for stopping by, and for your wonderful intention to help. Yes, you certainly may contribute money, I shall insha'Allah email you details.

    Umm Omar! Oh thank you so much.. that would be a very big help. I think the hardest thing about this project is getting the totes, so I appreciate it very much. Look forward to hearing from you, insha'Allah.

    Washi.. haha, jazaki'Allahu khair for the lovely comment. Your dad is correct! Although I try to reach different parts of the world with the projects, I definitely do not forget to help those here as well. If there is anything I can do to help at your end, please let me know. :D

    Lots of Love


    At 4:39 AM, Blogger Hafsa

    assalamu alaykum,

    I'm looking at your shopping list. Great stuff for kids.

    Not many people know about Chapmans kids. No, I'm not advertising for the company :) . You accumulate points by playing games, and then you can redeem them for prizes. They Coloring sets - includes coloring books and markers, among other things.


    At 4:46 AM, Blogger Hafsa

    here's the link:

    You are awarded 35 points for logging in - every 24 hours. Register. Get your kids to play - they have both fun and educational games. And at the end, donate the prizes to a good cause.


    At 9:19 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

    Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dear sister Hafsa,

    It's been a long time! Nice to see you. And thank you so much for the link, this looks very interesting. I am definitely going to see what I can do :D

    Lots of Love


    At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Assalamualaikum Farhana,

    Do you already have an organization you're donating this to?


    At 1:39 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

    Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu Yusuf,

    I sure do.. I got it from that list you once gave me (assuming you're the Yusuf who hooked me up with z list).

    Is there any particular reason why you ask?

    Take Care


    At 6:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullah

    Yah it's the saaame duude! Oh ok cool, I figured you kinda did. Otherwise there is a pretty good native organization here in scarb. who help poverty affected natives in Canada. Keep up the good work!


    At 12:54 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

    Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu dude :P

    Yuppers.. the list is awesome. I'm going to email you about the Scarb. one.

    And thank you.. I hope you'll be joining us with the 'good work'.. ya know.. let all your contacts know about it. :D

    Take care


    At 9:35 PM, Blogger Aisyah Mazelan


    Dearest sis. Aww, that's so nice of you. Making totes for kids. I wish I could do some charity but due to my lack of time, I can't.

    BTW, new drawing on the blog.

    xo Ash


    At 4:26 PM, Anonymous Hollie

    What a great project! I will remeber it in my prayers.


    At 12:22 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

    Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sisters,

    Hey Ash, lovely to see you! Thank you. Humm, maybe you could help in others ways.. like praying, informing others, etc. I shall check out the drawing, insha'Allah.

    Hollie, thank you so much for dropping by. And I very much appreciate you keeping it in your prayers :D

    Love Farhana


    At 7:29 AM, Blogger Roving Soul

    Salam Farhana, I will certainly put up the banner at mine. Lovely lovely thing you are doing, the kids will love it I am sure!


    At 1:13 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

    As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

    Always nice to see you!!
    Thank you so much for adding the banner to your page, I appreciate it very much :D

    Insha'Allah I hope they do, and we are able to make more children happy in the future.

    Love Farhana


    At 6:34 PM, Blogger iMuslimah


    Assalamu alaykum sister! How are you?

    Im going to send you an email from "Hidaya".



    At 9:20 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

    Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi a Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

    AlhumduliLlah, I am well.. and pray you are as well.

    Jazaki'Allahu khair for the email. Sorry it took me so long to get to this post.. I've been away for a while.

    Lots of Love


    At 8:27 PM, Blogger Maryam

    Assalamu Alaikum,

    Wow mashaAllah! I found your blog once and forgot to link it and wasn't able to find it again for a long time but alas I found it by accident. MashaAllah I love the work you are doing and I am eager to get involved! Is there still time to sign up to make totes?



    At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Is it too late to send in the remaining items?


    At 11:18 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

    Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

    Maryam.. please please forgive me for not getting to this. AlhumduliLlah, I am so happy you were able to find my blog again :D and even happier that now I get to know you!

    Anonymous.. yes, yes.. you are more than welcome to still send stuff. I've moved the 'hopeful deadline' to sometime July, insha'Allah.. so please email ( me if you need my address, etc. If you are in Toronto we might be able to work something out.

    Take care
    Love Farhana


    At 10:13 PM, Blogger Eva

    Assalamu Alaikum my dearest Farhana.. here's a sneak peak at the bags until you are able to hold them in your hands! Which should be soon inshaAllah -sorry I haven't been able to deliver them yet, inshaAllah I will see if one of the sister's is available for me to drop off tuesday or wednesday.


    At 10:33 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

    Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

    Oh my.. we actually get to check it out.. yaay.. I'm going to head over to your blog.

    I might be there on Saturday.. if you can drop it off then, I can meet you.. insha'Allah. I'll email you about it.

    Take care
    Lots of Love


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