Ismaili CIVIC is a global initiative under which Ismaili Muslim communities internationally, unite around a common mission to serve humanity, by rendering voluntary service to improve the quality of life of the communities in which they live.This service reflects the community’s ethic of civic engagement and good citizenship, exemplifying Islam’s core values of service, peace, compassion and care for the vulnerable.
At the end of 2020, Ismaili CIVIC South London teamed up with local schools, Baitul Ilm, nurseries, churches and community groups to design and deliver more than 17,000 personalised Christmas cards.
Ismaili CIVIC UK, Spectrum Consortium and AKYSB’s heARTspace collaborated on a joint mission late 2020, to bring a smile to the faces of care home residents and workers.
In November, Ismaili CIVIC Manchester donated 275 gifts to Sale Salvation Army, as part of their Present Appeal. These presents were donated on behalf of Manchester Jamat.
Following the launch of Ismaili CIVIC in the UK earlier this year, one of the earliest engagements was with Age UK, a long-term partner for the Ismaili community.
Over the August Bank holiday weekend the South London Ismaili CIVIC team collected, organised and distributed over a thousand children’s items including clothes, toys, and books to vulnerable families in Croydon, South London.
The Ismaili CIVIC team worked with Transport For London (TFL) by helping to distribute face masks for public transport users all around London.
In June 2020, Ismaili CIVIC donated two thousand face masks to London Search and Rescue (LSAR) and Age UK as part of the Covid-19 pandemic response.
Two thousand face masks were donated by Ismaili CIVIC in May 2020. Of these, one thousand were donated to Faiths United to support food banks serving some of London's hardest hit boroughs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To commemorate the auspicious occasion of Eid ul-Fitr, the Ismaili CIVIC team made a donation of 130 hot meals to the Ealing Soup Kitchen (ESK).
Thank you for your support with the volunteer initiative to support those affected by COVID-19. However, the health and safety of our volunteers is our primary concern. We therefore ask that all volunteers comply with the following guidelines to participate in service which may require you to be physically present.
The National Council is pleased to inform the Jamat of a new national community support initiative, under the Ismaili CIVIC umbrella, to support our local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. We warmly invite all interested members of the Jamat to volunteer with various projects to support the needy during this challenging period.