Charity Runs

Under the direct guidance from Huzoor Anwaraba, Majlis Khuddāmul Ahmadiyya Canada has taken initiative to organize charity runs/walks across Canada. By the grace of Allah, Majlis Khuddāmul Ahmadiyya Canada has been holding several runs across all regions in Canada. As Runs are now under Majlis Khuddāmul Ahmadiyya Canada, and the mandate is to delegate them to the regions, please find the directives and guidance from Sadr Majlis Khuddāmul Ahmadiyya along with valuable information in this communication.
It will be helpful to know that Majlis Khuddāmul Ahmadiyya Canada established a Mercy for Mankind committee to help facilitate this for the executive teams in Canada and also ensure that we strive towards higher standards in executing these runs and standardise various aspects so that we can portray a united Mercy for Mankind front across Canada. Contact the National Department of A`itemad for information on the committee members and how to get in touch with them.
Once the date of the Run is finalized, the following are the key action items expected and approval should be sought from Sadr Majlis:
  • Write a letter to Huzoor e anwar for prayers as the first thing.

  • Create a duty chart.

  • Start focusing on marketing.

  • Setup donation collection platforms.

Sample duty charts are available, please contact the National Department of Khidmat Khalq or A`itemad to obtain copies.
Please note that our goal is to focus our fundraising efforts more towards guests and corporate sponsors from outside of our Jama’at. For this to be successful, it is really important to have marketing material ready to approach our donors. Corporate donors require sometimes minimum 6 months in advance while other guests especially schools and universities would also appreciate a few months advance notice.
  • You will need to have a package ready with the assistance of National Ishā‘at department MKAC.

  • You will introduce yourself as a member of AMYA, Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association for our guest.

  • We will use Mercy for Mankind page as the main landing page.

  • We are using Race Roster website to provide registration platform.

  • We will use Mail Chimp for email marketing.

  • You can use cold calling followed by emails with details as well.

On a high level, the teams need to be divided in the following:
  • Marketing in Feb 2021

  • Finance in Feb 2021

  • Event Coordination (four months in advance)

  • Majalis Coordination (three months in advance)

  • IT and Registration (two months in advance)

Once you have appointed the leads, please get them approved from Sadr sahib MKAC and start the work.
It is advised to use task tracking tools to facilitate all action items that need to be documented, tracked and followed through.
It is advised that once teams are approved, you need to setup frequent meetings as needed to discuss these matters until the event is over. These meetings will be attended by representatives from the Markaz to guide you and answer any of your questions and concerns. The schedule of these meetings is requested to be shared with the committee.
To start with, once you have appointed the heads of these departments, send their names for approval and get started with forming a Marketing team. The following areas in that team need to be focused on right away:
  • Corporate Sponsor

  • Social Media

  • Media Relations

  • Schools

  • Dignitaries (will be managed by the National team)

  • Individual sponsors (run teams/groups from corporations/communities you work for)

Once marketing is started, you will need to focus on managing funds and commitments. Collection of funds is explained below as an example:
* The $20 dollar tax receipt is a mandate by the CRA, other amounts and Run types are for you to decide and can be customized.
  • Ensure that Namaz (Prayers) is offered at its appropriate time during all sporting events.

  • Inculcate the habit of starting all sporting events with silent prayers.

  • Encourage the habit of morning walk among Khuddam.

  • Introduce such sports in Khuddam that will be beneficial in their later life, like:

    • Swimming
    • Horse back riding
    • Hunting
    • Bike ride

  • Help improve the general health of Khuddam by educating them about healthy activities and personal hygiene.

  • Educate Khuddam about work place related injuries, repetitive strain injuries, proper seating postures etc.

  • Organize year round local and Inter-Majalis competitions.

  • Emphasize to Khuddam the ill effects of lack of physical activity on the human body.

  • Arrange facilities for regular sporting activities in Majlis.

  • Improve various attributes in Khuddam through sports events like, discipline, sportsmanship, brotherhood, truthfulness, obedience, team spirit, avoidance from foul language and temper control etc.

  • Encourage Khuddam to have regular dental, eye and annual physical checkup.

  • Write articles that are aimed at improving Khuddam’s health and related issues such as eating habits, personal hygiene, smoking etc.

  • Represent Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Canada in other communities by participating in sporting events after formal approval.

  • Encourage interested Khuddam to become certified referees by taking courses.

  • Arrange for picnics and/or Kulo Jammiyya (pot lucks) for Khuddam and Atfal to promote outdoor activities, brotherhood and sense of sharing.

  • Organize hiking and camping trips.

  • Establish a database of Khuddam consisting of various skills, professions and businesses.

  • Teach New Skills by having individual and collective Training Sessions.

  • Develops basic, professional and trades skill sets in members.

    • Soft skills/internet/email/typing.
    • Basics of automobile checks.
    • Basic First Aid (in co-ordinate with the Khidmat-e-Khalq Department).
    • Basic household skills.

  • Generate income for Majlis. This can be done by organizing stalls, collecting advertisement/sponsorship.

  • Assist Khuddam by providing career counseling services. These services should include, but not be limited to:

    • Job search techniques.
    • Resume writing/critiquing skills and interview skills.
    • Collection of various resources available in the industry e.g. government sponsors program, job fairs, employment agencies etc.
    • Information packages should be provided to Members.

  • Encourage Khuddam to open businesses and provide support to members looking for jobs.

  • Urge Khuddam to prepare items for display at exhibitions organized by the Majlis. Some categories in the exhibition can be as follows:

    • Electronics
    • Models
    • Photography
    • Painting
    • Handicrafts
    • Computers (software/hardware)