Fundraisers in Karachi are hoping to smash their previous record and collect USD 150,000 in donations from their annual Telethon campaign.
The Telethon on Saturday 18 May will raise money to support health, education and social services projects in the Pakistani city.
The funds donated will pay for community services provided by Khoja (Pirhai) Shia Isna Jamaat (KPSIAJ) such as:
- Fatimiyah Education Network
- Fatimiyah Hospital
- Fatimiyah Community Center (Ghusal Khana)
- Fatimiyah Sports Center (FSC) and
- Hussaini Bagh/Wadi e Zainab
Telethon organiser Ashraf Haider said: “These initiatives provide quality service to members of the Khoja as well as Isna Asheri Community at subsidized rates while also being a dedicated welfare window for those who are deserving.”
Make a pledge
The Telethon is an annual event organized by KPSIAJ to encourage members and well-wishers to financially support these projects, and represents its biggest fundraising drive. Last year’s campaign raised USD 100,000.
Social projects play an important part in the community and members and supporters of KPSIAJ are encouraged to actively participate in this programme by making a pledge.
Philanthropists are encouraged to participate through endowment funds and the Family Participation Program.
These donations are essential if Jamaat projects are to be run to a sustainable model, and they permit the Jamaat to initiate more and better projects to serve the community and humanity.