Monthly Archives: September 2010

How Large is Pakistan’s Great Flood?

Adil Najam in All Things Pakistan:

It is difficult, even for Pakistanis, to fully comprehend the scale and size of Pakistan’s great flood. We can all imagine what a home, a locality, maybe even a city, looks like when submerged. But it is difficult for most people – especially those outside Pakistan – to imagine just how great is the ‘great’ in Pakistan’s great flood. Here are some pictures – created from the BBC’s Dimensions website – that might help you comprehend the incomprehensible.

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Fundraiser at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in McLean Virginia

Mrs. Fauzia Kasuri During the Sunday service of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in McLean Virginia, church members gave donations to relief efforts in flood hit Pakistan.

Mrs. Fauzia Kasuri of the Imran Khan Flood Relief Fund spoke to the congregation about the floods and their impact, and requested that church members donate to the cause. The event was the result of an inter-faith dialogue initiative between St. Thomas church and a local Islamic center.

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IKF is now registered with ebay Giving Works

Buy and Sell on eBay for

You can support Imran Khan Foundation when you buy or sell on eBay, with the eBay Giving Works program.

Imran Khan Foundation is part of the eBay Giving Works program. So, you can support our mission when you buy and sell on eBay. Here’s how:

Buy
You can find whatever you’re looking for on eBay – from baseball cards to new cars and more. When you do, shop for items that benefit us. You can get a great deal and support philanthropic projects in education, social and health care sectors at the same time!

Sell
You can also support Imran Khan Foundation when you sell on eBay. Just designate our organization to receive 10-100% of your final sale price the next time you list something great.

Did you know that charity listings often get more bids and higher prices than regular eBay listings? Boost your sales and support our critical work while you’re at it! Plus eBay gives back to you too, with a fee credit on your basic selling fees.

Shop now to support Imran Khan Foundation

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IKRF distributes relief goods in surrounding areas of DG Khan

Volunteers from Imran Khan Foundation distributed food and medicines among the flood victims of surrounding areas of DG Khan. The relief effort was planned by the Imran Khan Foundation (IKF) under Pukaar banner to help those who have been badly affected by recent floods. Earlier, a team of Ansaars completed the survey in the affected areas to find out the neediest and carried out the need assessment.

After the survey, the volunteers from around the country came together at the IKF’s storage facility in Lahore (Gulberg) to support the relief efforts. They packed the relief goods in a way that a food hamper could be sufficient to meet the needs of family unit comprising 5 to 6 persons.

The volunteers also loaded the goods on the trucks bound for flood-affected areas. Later, these trucks left for surrounding cities of DG Khan on Friday night, 17th September, 2010. In order to have a perfect distribution among the needy, the volunteers toured each city one by one. First on their way was the area of Bhindi Salman Shah where the Ansaars distributed the relief goods in an organized manner. They also visited the areas of Bait Mandu, Ghazighat Road, Basti Sheeru, Basti Doodha and distributed the relief goods. This relief effort by IKF helped more than 2000 families when there was no one to hear their cries. The people of these areas thanked Pukaar for the initiative and acknowledged the efforts of volunteers. They also praised the hard work of IKF for helping them in the time of need. Some images can be viewed by clicking on the image below:

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Irish Pakistani Group work to support victims of the floods.

There is a small Pakistani community of around 30 people here in
Waterford Ireland. They are mainly students at and graduates of
Waterford Institute of Technology. They have integrated well into the
community and have made many strong friendships. The Irish media has
reported widely on the dire plight of the flood victims and this group
felt a deep compassion and decided to do something to help.

Their first activity was a bag pack at one of the major supermarkets
(Tesco) in the city. In order to create awareness in advance, they
sent out press releases to the local papers and went on the radio to
appeal for contributions. They displayed a large TV at the
supermarket checkouts with a film showing the rescue of children from
the rising floodwaters.

They and their Irish friends gave up as much time as they could on
Friday 3rd September and helped shoppers with their packing. The
shoppers were delighted with the service and were very moved to see
the fund raising efforts of these young people. This translated into
some very generous contributions. The group members took the
opportunity to spread awareness and gave out flyers showing the
agencies working in Pakistan which can accept on-line donations. The
expectation was to raise around 500 Euro directly, but the result was
way beyond this, in excess of 5600 Euro.

On the following Monday evening the core group met at the home of Dr
Venie Martin, their Irish “Mum”. They brought along Pakistani food
which they shared after sunset, so it became a lovely social occasion.
It took several hours to count all the coins and bag them ready for
the bank. The photograph shows this group when their task was
completed.

The leaders of this initiative are two WIT graduates, Hassan Khan and
Ali Naseer, from Lahore. They are both working and living in Ireland
with their families nowadays.

There was a long discussion about the agencies which would make best
use of the contribution. The decision was made to divide it between
Concern and the Imran Khan Foundation. The IKF was chosen because
most of the group support the politics of Imran Khan and they also
believe that the funds will be well used for the purpose intended.
Some members of the group are involved in the local college cricket
team and they plan to organize more fund raising events in the coming
months. They understand that the need will be on going as flood
victims try to rebuild their lives.

On behalf of the Waterford Pakistani Flood Relief Group, I wish the
Imran Khan Foundation every success in your important and impressive
work, both in terms of this emergency and in the longer term
development of your country.

Dr Venie Martin,
Director, Waterford Academy of Education.
Friend of Waterford Pakistani Flood Relief Group

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Two Million Dollars and counting.

Imran Khan Foundation had targeted to collect $2 million before the end of Ramzan.

I am thrilled to announce that as of today Sept 9th 2010, the total collected so far by the Imran Khan Foundation in the US has crossed the $2.5 million mark…and then some.

Breakup is as follows:

On line through PAYPAL: $1,428,600.00
Checks, direct deposits, wire transfers (United Central Bank): $1,134,089.00
Total Collected (Sept 9th 2010): $2,562,689.00

(Two million, five hundred sixty two thousand, six hundred and eighty nine dollars)

As per my last report on Aug 31st 2010 we had just managed to cross a million.
This means that we collected over $1.4 million in the last 9 days.

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities, usually & brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.
This is true for the land of the pure today more than it ever was.

Therefore, remember that persistence in spite of all obstacles & impossibilities distinguishes the strong from the frail.
We’ve got to keep pushing.
The task on hand is a tremendous one.

Next stop $4 million by the end of September 2010.

Ali H Zaidi
President
Imran Khan Foundation
+9715 505 6263

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Double your Donation$

Make Your Donation Go Further

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Is your company on our list? Here are the companies that already have Imran Khan Foundation to their employee gift matching program:

Microsoft
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GE Foundation
The Economist Group
BHP Billiton
DirecTV
PepsiCo
Bank of America

Help add your company to our list! Become a hero at work! Our list is being updated continuously. If your company is not involved, you can inspire a corporate gift matching program with your contribution. Help start an employee matching gifts program at your organization.

Simply ask at work if your company matches employee donations. If your employer offers the program, find out if Imran Khan Foundation is on the list of charities they support. If IKF is not on the list then find out how to add it.

Basic information you may need:

Organization’s name: Imran Khan Foundation
Tax id: 20-3770402
Name of Contact: Shafiq khan
Title of Contact: treasurer
Year organization was founded: 2005
Website: http://www.imrankhanfoundation.org/
Address: 30 Barcelona,Irvine, CA 92614
Mission Statement: The mission of Imran Khan Foundation is to provide aid and assistance to philanthropic projects in education, social and health care sectors and to provide relief to the needy especially in the time of natural disasters.

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