Want to Donate? Here’re top 5 Charity Organizations that you can help

Top 5 Charity Organizations that work to uplift society

Charity organizations play an important role in the development of society. Their primary objective is the social wellbeing and the development of society. 

Different organizations are dedicated to different social causes and advocate a certain point of view. 

The key aspects of charity organizations are accountability, trustworthiness, honesty, and openness to every person who has invested time, money, and faith in the organization.

Saudi Arabia is known for its hospitality and generosity. There’re many nonprofit charity organizations that work for the betterment of the community.

Here’s a list of the top 5 non-profit organizations that need your donation to function well.

Zahra Breast Cancer Association

Zahra Breast Cancer Association was founded by Princess Reema bint Bandar for early detection, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer.

The aim of the organization is to cooperate with women diagnosed with breast cancer on a step-by-step basis for treatment and help them recover. 

Their goal is the protection against breast cancer via spreading health and social awareness among women and fighting the spread of the disease in the community.

They’ve got a plan that covers five main sectors.

  1. Health Education
  2. Early detection
  3. Training
  4. Patients support
  5. Research
Cancer logo
Cancer logo

King Khalid Foundation

King Khalid Foundation is a philanthropic organization that aims to improve social and economic development in Saudi Arabia. KKF uses its resources and expertise to make lives better and provide ease.

The mission of the institution is to positively impact peoples’ lives by providing innovative solutions to critical socio-economic challenges in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Their vision is to become the leaders and role models in the philanthropic and development work in the country. 

They run various programs, which are listed below;

  1. Capacity building
  2. No more abuse
  3. Incubation program
  4. Grantmaking
  5. Dialogue & Advocacy
  6. Social entrepreneurship
  7. Youth development
  8. Research and publications
KKF building
KKF building

Saudi Wildlife Authority

Saudi Wildlife authority is a Non-Governmental Organization responsible for the protection, preservation, and development of wildlife in the country.

SWA aims to develop and implement plans to preserve wildlife in its natural ecology. It also works on the establishment and management of the proper protected areas and reserves for wildlife.

Their activity areas include;

  1. Agriculture
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Biodiversity
  4. Conversation and protection
  5. Development
  6. Environment
  7. Hunting
  8. Research
  9. Wildlife conservation
SWA logo
SWA logo

Alwaleed Philanthropies

Alwaleed Philanthropies is a charitable and philanthropic organization founded by Prince Al Waleed bin Talal and Princess Ameerah. 

The guiding principle of the organization is “Commitment without boundaries” as its mission is to ease the suffering of the people locally and globally.

Their goal is to empower women through education, medical, health, and social assistance. 

This foundation has established centers and programs at institutions of higher education around the world for the promotion of better mutual understanding between the Western and Islamic worlds.

The main focus of the organization is on four basic themes:

  1. Global and cultural understanding
  2. Community development
  3. Disaster recovery
  4. Women empowerment
AlWaleed Philanthropies logo
AlWaleed Philanthropies logo

Saudi Red Crescent Authority

The Saudi Red Crescent Authority is a humanitarian society that provides emergency medical services in Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 1934 by King Abdul Aziz Al Saud. 

The Authority provides medical services to residents and visitors at the time of need. It contributes to relief work inside the Kingdom and abroad through the use of air ambulance.

The target of the authority is to help people in normal circumstances and in disaster without any discrimination.

Their mission is to:

  1. Provide emergency medical service
  2. Raise the level of health awareness 
  3. Involve in relief work
  4. Strengthen their relationship with the public
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Saudi Red Crescent Authority logo

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Observe Self-Care During Quarantine

Don’t Ignore Self-Care in Quarantine

COVID-19 has left us no choice but to observe absolute social distancing and stay in quarantine. In the time of this global pandemic, our civic responsibility is to give unconditional support to the government and do as we’re told!

We must stay at home and keep ourselves and the people around us safe.

Yes, it can get boring. Even after watching the news, scrolling through social media, and eating, there remains a lot of time to kill.

Why not invest this time in ourselves? It’s a good time to observe self-care.

Here’s a list of things we can do to get rid of our boredom in a productive way.

1. Exercise

If you’ve always wanted to get into the habit of exercising daily, use this time to establish that habit.

Start with light exercises like going for a walk (remember to maintain social distance). Or indulge in high-intensity exercises like weight lifting, cycling, or swimming. Whatever mode of exercise you pick for yourself, it’ll be beneficial for you in every way.

Exercising will help you pass time and benefit your mind, body, and soul.

Man cycling
Get on the wheels!

2. Eat healthily

You certainly can’t go out to dine. Grab this opportunity and establish the habit of eating healthy.

  • Avoid junk and fast food
  • Eat fruits and vegetables that boost the immune system
  • Avoid cold water and other cold drinks
  • Drink plenty of water. Stay hydrated!
  • Quit smoking!
Vegetables on a surface
Eat those veggies

3. Think

There’s a fine line between thinking and overthinking. It’s healthy for the mind to not cross that line.

You’ve got a lot of time. Sit somewhere quiet and meditate about what’s working fine in your life and what needs to be resettled.

Think about the questions we normally avoid. Reflect on your future, career, family, and friends. 

Thinking will help you to define and organize experiences, lay out a plan, reflect and create. 

You won’t get this time again, think about things that matter!

man standing facing window
Think, reflect, and take a deep breath

4. Read in Quarantine

Reading is the ultimate escape for most of us. Make use of this time and invest your time in reading. 

Read the book that’s been on your shelf for a long time. It looks like quarantine got you plenty of time. 

Start reading, it’s the perfect time for solitude!

Open book.
Have you seen my glasses?

5. Binge-watch 

Even if you claim you’ve watched every season of a show, there’ll be still something left to watch.

Ask for suggestions from friends or lookup online. Surely, you’ll find your new favorites in the process.

Man watching television.
Don’t forget to grab some popcorn

6. Learn a skill

Since you got a handful of days, you might as well learn something new.

Spend this time learning productive skills. Learn how to knit, sew, draw, paint, sketch, cook, bake and the list goes on.

Select a thing that interests you most and learn. Consider this quarantine a blessing in disguise and help yourself grow in the meantime.

women knitting
Mind the needle

7. Play online games

Use technology in a productive way! Find a game online to play and join tournaments to win cash prizes.

Kafu Games, by Hala Yalla, is the best Esports hub in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region. It has a place for everybody, from amateurs to professionals and gamers to organizers. 

It’s organizing the tournaments that you can join to combat your boredom. Take part in popular game tournaments like PUBG, FIFA, Fortnite, Overwatch and more to win the prize money. 

https://kafugames.com/en/

Kafu FIFA banner
Your ultimate esports platform – Kafu Games

Make the best use of this time, observe self-care, and invest in your wellbeing. This is going to be the only time when you’re told to stay at home and do nothing!

Hala Yalla is offering live stream classes to help you lead a healthy quarantine. Meet a fitness instructor, get a beauty consultation, learn to dance, or play the guitar. Join the classes of your choice through the app to enjoy a discount.

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Stay home, stay safe!

How To Not Get Bored during Quarantine!

Make the best use of your time during COVID-19

Staying at home during quarantine is the wisest thing we can do at the moment!

But, it’s getting somewhat boring.

To kill the time, think about everything you thought you’d do when you’ll get time. Now is a perfect time to do that.

But, if you don’t know what to do during this crisis, here’s a list of things that you can do without putting yourself and others around you at risk.

1. Cook together

Since you can’t dine out, bond with your family by helping them in the kitchen and other house chores.

Host your own cooking show from home and film it for fun (make sure your whole family participates in one or the other way). Surely, you’ll have a few good laughs while filming and watching it later will make you smile!

People cutting vegetables together
Have a flour-throwing competition!

2. Reading club at home

Make your own reading club at home!

Ask every member of your family to start reading a book. Race to see who finishes it the quickest. After everybody has finished reading, sit down, and discuss the theme and story plot with your fam.

Or ask your friends to read a book and discuss it with them online.

Open book in lap
You can never run out of books to read

3. Movie Night

Plan to watch a movie alone or ask your family to join you!

No matter how many movies you’ve watched, there’ll still be movies that you don’t know about.

Grab plenty of popcorn and snacks and start watching new movies, or rewatch the ones you can’t get over!

burning candle and open laptop
Classics never get old

4. Make a Family Scrapbook

Compile the family pictures that make you nostalgic and paste them on the scrapbook. 

Write your thoughts, relive those moments. Fill your scrapbook with happy memories!

journal and pens.
Remember that time you fell in the tub?

5. Self Care

Since you’ve got all the time you ever needed, make use of this self-isolation by taking self-care. Ask your family to join you.

Set a routine and follow it regularly. Practice yoga, meditate and keep on exercising. By the time quarantine will end, you’ll get into the habit of self-care.

Man doing yoga
Inhale. Exhale

6. Dinner Party

When you can’t go out and nobody can come in, plan a dinner party with your family.

Set candle lights, turn on the fairy lights, and enjoy the quarantined dinner party.

Burning candles on dinner table
Make sure the curtains don’t catch fire

7. Paint

Express yourself through painting. Get creative on the canvas and paint your mind out.

If you don’t know how to paint, learn from YouTube tutorials and recreate it till you’re able to create!

Man painting.
Hello Picasso

8. Redecorate your home

Considering the amount of time you have on your hands, might as well change the setting of the house.

Redecorate, wash the curtains, paint the walls, be your own designer here!

decorated room.
decorated room

9. Play games

Since everyone’s home, play the games you used to play before you grew up.

Play hide and seek, hide behind the door, under the bed or in the cupboard, and make sure to scare them good!

Play cards or board games. There are plenty of games that we can play inside while keeping ourselves and others safe.

Old man playing cards.
The cards have been dealt

10. Play Esports and Join Tournaments

In this era of advanced technology, it’s impossible not to find anything online.

Keep practicing the games you’re good at. Keep playing!

Kafu Games, by Hala Yalla, brings you the hottest most popular sports tournaments for the biggest titles on every device. Participate in PUBG, FIFA, Fortnite, Overwatch, COD, and more to win the prize money. 

https://kafugames.com/en/

Kafu FIFA banner
Your ultimate esports platform

Make the best use of this time and spend time with your family. This is going to be the only time when you’re told to stay at home and do nothing!

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Stay home, stay safe!