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You can spread joy this Eid by giving gifts to orphans and vulnerable children. 

A widespread tradition of Eid is the exchanging of gifts, known as Eidi or Eidiya.

Eid gifts are a special part of Islamic Relief’s global programme, and for communities and children living in poverty, it can be transformative.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) encouraged this practice by saying:


Give gifts to one another, you will love each other.

Hadith | Al Mufrad


Our Eid Gifts Programme

Every year, Islamic Relief runs a global programme to provide gifts to vulnerable children and orphans, whose caregivers are unable to do so, giving them something to smile about while they face difficult circumstances.

Our programme has provided for the most vulnerable groups of child rightsholders and orphans under the age of 18.

These gifts provide children with useful items such as new clothes, school bags and other educational equipment. We also provide items which will simply be enjoyed by children, such as toys, balloons and sweets.

Last year, we delivered 31,605 Eid gifts to nearly 50,000 children across 17 countries, across the world in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Image: A child in Yemen buys his new Eid clothes as part of our Eid Gifts programme.
Image: A child in Yemen buys his new Eid clothes as part of our Eid Gifts programme.
Image: 2023 Eid gift distributions in Iraq.
Image: 2023 Eid gift distributions in Iraq.

How are Eid gifts distributed? 

The majority of Islamic Relief’s gifts are directly given to our rights-holders. This method ensures that our rightsholders receive tangible goods that are essential for celebrating Eid and improving their overall wellbeing.

A small minority of Islamic Relief offices distribute the gifts via:

  • Voucher Distribution: This involves providing rights-holders with vouchers that can be exchanged for food items, clothing, or other essentials. Voucher distribution offer flexibility, allowing our rights-holders to select items according to their preferences and needs. It can also support local markets and businesses by encouraging trade.
  • Cash Assistance: With this method, our rights-holders receive cash gift that they can use to purchase goods and services as they see fit. Cash assistance provides recipients with greater autonomy and choice.

By adopting these distribution modalities, Islamic Relief field offices acknowledged the diverse conditions and preferences of the communities they serve.


The impact of Eid gifts

For children, receiving gifts is a key highlight of Eid day and many look forward to being spoilt by parents and relatives. However for families living in poverty, widows and orphaned children, existing struggles makes it difficult to enjoy Eid celebrations.

Your donations can make a difference in spreading joy and easing the burden on parents and carers this Eid.

Caring and providing gifts to orphans and children in need

Children are a gift from Allah, an Amanah (trust) – to be cared for and nurtured in the best possible way.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) emphasised the status of orphans, and the importance of fulfilling their needs.


Whoever caresses the head of an orphan (in affection), solely for the sake of Allah, a good deed will be written to his account for every hair over which he passed his hand, and whoever treated an orphan (boy or girl) with goodness and kindness, he and I will be close to each-other in Heaven as these two fingers.

Hadith | Sahih al-Bukhari
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