Dear Friends,

We would like to remind you that our annual gala is coming up on Sunday, the 21st of February. If you have not yet had a chance to purchase your tickets, please do so at our website. Please join us to support our cause in helping the underprivileged. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Naila or Caitlin at the numbers listed below. We look forward to seeing you there!
Naila Ahmed 714.661.6048
Caitlin Maltbie 949.344.0988
The Gala will be held at:
The Hyatt Regency, Long Beach
200 S Pine Ave., Long Beach, 90802 CA

12 p.m.

By the end of October 2015, your generous support has helped us in the treatment of 59,823 patients surpassing last years total of 59,819. The increase in the number of patients is a testament to the need of charitable services in the areas we serve and the patients’ faith in our care.

In October, we completed 5 years of service for the needy children of Shikarpur at the government’s R.B.U.T Civil Hospital. SHINE Humanity, through the generosity of its donors helps provide free medicines and medical supplies for an average of a thousand children each month. The mortality in these wards has fallen from 88 in 2011 to 22 in 2015. Parents are educated on the need for seeking timely medical care and routine immunizations for the children.

The outpatient primary care clinic in Gharo has relocated from Aasra General Hospital to the main market area where it continues to serve around 2000 beneficiaries each month from this and surrounding areas.

Women and children continue to be the greatest number of beneficiaries in Gharo and Baldia Town.

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Since the clinics have been in these areas for a while now, some patients requiring long term care for chronic diseases have become regulars at these clinics. Baba Uzair is one such patient- who came to the Gharo clinic with uncontrolled blood sugar .He also had an infected abscess on his left shoulder. He is a very poor man who could not afford the medicines prescribed by a consultant.

SHINE Humanity Health Care Clinic Gharo provided him the required medications and dressed his wound daily. His wound is well healed now and he visits the clinic for his diabetes.

We would like to thank Dr. Seema Hassan who is leaving due to personal reasons. We are extremely thankful for her dedication to SHINE and wish her the best in all of her future endeavors.

Almost 30 million people, or over 9 percent of the population suffer from diabetes in the United States alone. This makes diabetes, a disease that is often accompanied by other health complications, the seventh leading cause in death each year. Although scientists are still researching and trying to understand ways to prevent type I diabetes, there are specific steps we all can take in preventing type II. All of the ways in which we can prevent type II diabetes are related to our lifestyles. One of the most significant ways we can help ourselves is to engage in physical activity regularly. The International Diabetes Federation states that just 30 minutes a day of exercise can reduce your risks of developing type II diabetes by 40 percent. Coupling a nutritional diet with exercise is vital for good health, and can help out even more. Avoiding other unhealthy risk factors such as smoking, stress, and depression can greatly help your chances as well, and also making sure to get the recommended 8 hours of sleep each night. With more awareness and education, we can help ourselves and others around us against this deadly disease.

This post is a day late, but we could not miss out on sharing this valuable information with you!

Yesterday was International Day for Disaster Reduction, a day in which we acknowledge and remember those who have lost their lives in a disaster, along with those who have lost their lives saving individuals during disaster relief efforts. We encourage everyone to set aside this day to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and neighborhoods. Doing your part in this bolsters the overall goal of this day as a vehicle to promote a global cultural awareness of natural disaster reduction, which includes prevention, mitigation, and preparedness.

This year’s theme, Knowledge for Life, is meant to focus on the traditional, native, and local knowledge which goes hand-in-hand with modern-day science, and also to supplement individual and societies’ resilience. If we are able to recognize early warning signs that occur in nature and take action, it can be vital in ensuring safer, more efficient outcomes in disasters such as heatwaves, earthquakes, and floods.

http://www.un.org/en/events/disasterreductionday/

We are proud to announce that we collected 592 pounds of donated food items during our SHINE on Hunger 2015 Food Drive this past June! This equates into 493 meals for hungry families in the Orange County area that will be distributed by Second Harvest Food Bank. SHINE Humanity would like to thank everyone who helped with this effort and in donating, including our Office Manager, Naila Ahmed, Shaheen Awan, Fizza Ashary, Caitlin Maltbie, and CSULB Project Nur President, Michelle Nyugen. We would have not been able to hit this incredible mark without your help! This effort signifies an important contribution to our community, as hunger is a perpetually significant issue in our area. We look forward to continuing our efforts throughout the year, and we believe we can do even better next time!

“And what I may have to bestow

I never will squander away….,”

Today, as we celebrate World Humanitarian Day, we pay tribute to the spirit of volunteer service and all of those—many of whom have been negatively impacted by humanitarian crises–who have given back to humanitarian efforts across the world. Today, make the choice to give back like those who have inspired this day by giving back. Whether it be joining a local non-profit, donating to a charity, or practicing random acts of kindness, realize your potential in helping others. Now, more than ever, people everywhere are facing heightened adversity in numerous ways. Disaster, disease, hunger, and homelessness are just some of the issues people face everywhere. Donating just a small amount can go such a long way. With your help, we can contribute to the effort in aiding others who are experiencing these issues. Take today to give back and inspire others to do the same.

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Check out what others are doing to give back by visiting WorldHumanitarianDay.org.

SHINE Humanity Ramadan appeal

There is an old saying that you can give a man a fish and feed him for a day; but if you teach that man how to fish, you can feed him for a lifetime. What can one do, however, once all the fish are gone?
This is where your donations become crucial. Your support provides the safety blanket for the needy when there are no fish in the pond.
In this month of spirituality and generous giving, please give your Zakat/ Donations to help our needy patients in Gharo, Shikarpur and  Baldia Town. Between 1000 -2500  patients are treated at each of these facilities per month – all of them could use your help!

We wish you and your loved ones a very Blessed Ramazan.

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                     Please make your zakat / tax-deductible donation by clicking on the Donate button

Thank You!

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