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Give to communities who need it most, with Shifa.

What is giving Tuesday? Celebrated every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this day is recognized as the start of the charitable period of the year. Millions of supporters send donations to nonprofits and charitable organizations worldwide. Last year, 35 million people participated in Giving Tuesday, raising over 2.7 billion dollars worldwide.

Looking for an organization to support today? Look no further than Shifa Healthcare and Community Services, where we continue to break down barriers in healthcare and provide quality care to families in Houston. As a 501(c) Nonprofit organization, Shifa's success is greatly fueled by charitable contributions through generous donors like you.
Why Shifa?
19.6% of Harris County’s population lives in poverty. At Shifa, no patient is turned away because of their financial status. We offer a sliding scale entry fee and massive discounts on lab work. We have provided for over 1,500 families in need this year, an 11% increase from last year's performance. Since the organization's establishment, we have provided for over 50,000 people, with the most common screenings being for diabetes, high cholesterol, and cardiovascular diseases.
On average, 20 people are physically abused by their partner every minute. Shifa women's center is a safe shelter for those who are escaping domestic abuse. The Shelter has reached an all-time high occupancy rate this year with 50% of the occupants being children. This year alone, we have provided 2,441 warm meals, answered 604 hotline crisis calls, and conducted 11 support groups for the women who trusted us to get them back to a better life.
22.4% of Harris County’s population lives without health insurance. At Shifa, we do not require insurance to be seen. This year, less than 1% of our patients had insurance, but 100% of them were cared for. We truly mean it when we say everyone is welcome.

What does your generosity impact?
At Shifa, every cent you donate goes directly into our mission to care for the underserved families in Houston.

1. Your donation will help our clinics continue to provide affordable care for all patients, regardless of their socioeconomic background. This means continuing our sliding scale and offering low-cost care for all patients.

2. Your donation will help us expand our clinical services so we can help a larger portion of the community. This means increasing our hours, including more specialties like dentistry and eye care, and operating in locations that are more accessible to families in need.

3. Your donation will help us continue to provide for the women's center with three warm meals a day, the funding of daycare for the children in the shelter, cover legal funds for those who have faced domestic violence, and fund full-time mental health counselors.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. We are confident that with your Zakat, Shifa will continue to grow and provide for more families in need.