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.
In August 2020, Government supplied food boxes for previously shielding and vulnerable families were brought to a stop.
The Royal London Hospital in particular has worked hard to care for the local community, which includes several BAME communities which have been adversely affected by the
spread of coronavirus.
The Ismaili Centre, London has opened as a new rapid Covid-19 Testing Centre for the Jamat, residents, businesses and visitors from across the borough.
In December, Ismaili CIVIC Brighton partnered with The Trussell Trust and The Whitehawk Foodbank to collect donations of non-perishable food items such as rice, pasta and tinned food to support the homeless and vulnerable in the city.
The Shia Ismaili Muslim community in the UK has joined forces with food charity FareShare to provide essential meal supplies for disadvantaged and vulnerable people across the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ismaili CIVIC team worked with Transport For London (TFL) by helping to distribute face masks for public transport users all around London.