Make aDifference in t h e L i v e s o f O r ph a n s There Are Many Ways You Can Impact The Lives Of Orphans Through Givelight Foundation: give your time and talents. we need help in: Web Management Grant Writing Orphan Database Management Event Planning Publicity/Marketing Campaign Mailing list management Teaching in Aceh: English, Math, Science, Art and Music Fundraising current and future projects you can support: Aceh orphange. We’ve completed the building, we need to nourish and educate the children. Help us build a home for the orphans aﬀected by the Kashmir/Pakistan earthquake Welcome to Sponsor an orphan in Aceh and/or Kashmir/ Pakistan for $30/month Sponsor a teacher (English, Arabic, Computer): $150/month Sponsor Library for Aceh Orphanage: $10,000 GI V E L IG H T F OU N DAT IO N FIRST ANNUAL FUNDRAISER PO Box 10493 San Jose, CA 95157 www.givelight.org firstname.lastname@example.org Contributions to Give Light Foundation are tax deductable. Give Light foundation is a USA 501 (c)(3) organization with Tax ID: 562500794 Sat u r day, M a rch 1 1 , 1 1 a m- 2 pm, The Dec at h l on Clu b We l c o m e Dear Friends and Supporters of GiveLight: Welcome to GiveLight’s First Annual Fundraiser. We hope you will enjoy the program and be inspired to participate in any capacity you can. It is with distinct pleasure that we are oﬃcially announcing our plan to build a second orphanage for the children aﬀected by the earthquake of Pakistan/Kashmir. By the grace of God, we completed our orphanage in Aceh, Indonesia, within seven months. We will use that as a model and reapply the same basic principles in Pakistan as follows: • House and educate 50 orphans in our orphanage in the initial stage. • Enroll the children in local public schools. • Provide complementary education consisting of Computer Skills, English, and Arabic/Quranic study. Building oﬀ of our program in Aceh, we will begin sponsoring orphans immediately at a cost of $30/month. Please join us in making this dream a reality. As our ﬁrst project demonstrates, with the right intent, prayers and hard work, the world will come together to help us achieve this goal. Thank you for being here and for opening your heart. May the blessings of God be upon you and your family. Dian Alyan President/Founder D on o r s a n d Vol u n t e e r s GiveLight Foundation would like to acknowledge and thank all of our donors. We would like to thank our volunteers who have spent countless hours and poured SunLight Donors: Donated $20,000 and up their hearts into making our collective dream a reality. MCA – Muslim Community Association of San Francisco Bay Area Ahsan Syed Ameena Arsheen ERFO – Earthquake Relief Fund for Orphans. Ayse Yesilyurt Ashraf Alyan APPNA – Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America Basil Hashem Dina Hadi MoonLight Donors: Donated $11,000 and up Elham Elkobaitry Fahria Khan GIS – Granada Islamic School Fatimah Abdallah Genan Itani The Elkobaitry Family Haniza Schlosser Hanan Abdelgayed Indra Rica Leslie Spencer StarLight Donors: Donated $5,000 and up Matthew Mengerink Marwa Ahmed Gary Campanella Nada Qadry Rani Aviananda And many private donors Reema Qadry Ruby Kazi LampLight Donors: Donated $1,000 and up Rehmat Kharal Salman Asadullah Saravana Bhavan Inc. Samen Iqbal Shahma Ameen Jordan High School Palo Alto Sharon Murphy Souheila Aljadda University of California Santa Cruz Sumayya Ansari Susan Abdelsalam ISS - Islamic School of Stanford Tammy Mc Clure Uzma Khan Islamic Society of San Francisco Wa’el Alzayat Blossom Valley Muslim Community Association Basil Hashem and Ghina Morad Matthew Mengerink Rick Allen And many private donors CandleLight Donors: Donated $30/month to sponsor an orphan Haniza Schlosser Reema Qadry Nada Qadry Bassem Maaz and Genan Itani Thank you The Syed Family Granada Islamic School Peace Terrace Academy Stanford Islamic School Silicon Valley Acedemy Over 100 private donors Wo r d s t o l i v e by And they feed, for the love of God, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive [saying], …Nothing do you spend in the least (in His cause) but He replaces it; for surely He “We feed for the sake of God alone: No reward do we desire of you nor thanks.” is the best of those who grant Sustenance.” The Holy Qur’an , 34:39 The Holy Qur’an 76:8-9 When a person puts his hand of compassion on the head of an orphan, for every The world is a bridge, pass over it, but build no houses upon it. He who hopes for a hair of that orphan he will receive a blessing from God. day, may hope for eternity; but the World endures but an hour. Spend it in prayer, Hadith, Prophet Muhammad, pbuh for the rest is unseen. Jesus, Son of Mary, pbuh It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent Blessed is the wealth of a Muslim from which he gives to the poor, the orphans of what he takes out of it. and to needy travellers. Albert Einstein Hadith, Prophet Muhammad, pbuh No one has ever become poor by giving. I have found that among its other beneﬁts, giving liberates the soul of the giver. Anne Frank Maya Angelou Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others. life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving Barbara Bush them to someone else. Peyton Conway March Charity begins at home and justice begins next door. Charles Dickens We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it. The unselﬁsh eﬀort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life Elizabeth Barrett Browning for ourselves. Helen Keller Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege. Reﬂection John D. Rockefeller Jr. Letters Fro m O u r O r ph a n s “My name is Rahmat Miko . I live in the Noordeen orphanage, Takengon, “Armia, is my name. I feel grateful to God central Aceh. I go to school in SMP Negeri I /Middle School #1. Recently I’m who has blessed Mrs. Alyan with ease to the top ten honor role student in my school. My goal is to be ﬂuent in English. help me back to school. I really feel I really wish I could speak and understand English well, right now I don’t know welcomed and loved in this orphanage. how. I promise myself to learn English diligently, so I can go to America. I’m busy with school and other activities I will always learn and work hard to achieve my dream. When I grow up I after school. All the staﬀ here are very want to be a pilot, so I can ﬂy away and visit places. Sometimes I felt sad, when I kind and nice to all of us. They helped us see other kids biking. I wanted a bike, but I know that I do not have parents with our new life here, far from our anymore, to ask for one.” relatives. I do not know how to repay all your kindness, only to God I pray that Rahmat Miko He will reward you. May you always have strength and good health. Once more I would like to thank you and all your friends and family for making this happen.” “I have a lot of friends, it makes me feel really happy. Originally I came from Armia Meulaboh, after the tsunami I live here in Central Aceh. This is the place where I will rebuild my life. My day starts at 5 am, after dawn prayer I took a bath, dressed, then have breakfast. Takengon Middle School #3 is where I go to study until 2 pm. I always feel exhausted afterwards! My name is Firnalis. “My name is Nursamawi, I would like to thank God and the Noordeen family I dream to go to America. for accepting me. I could not replace or repay your kindness, I can only pray that He will reward you and gives you health and strength. Indeed, if I remember the tragedy that befalls me I feel really sad. My tears run down every time I realize that now I’m alone, everybody perished. I survived My impressions so far are: and I try to be strong. Everything that came from God would eventually return This orphanage helps me restore my faith and believes. to Him. It also helps me to feel the sense of brotherhood with my fellow orphans. Strengthen my intention to study harder than before, and achieve success just When I grow up I want to be a singer, or an English teacher, who goes back like you! You are my role model. and forth from America to Indonesia. I pray that one day we will have a chance to meet face to face, if you have time to Here, surrounding this orphanage, the beauty of the hills and the lake always visit us here. Again, thank you and really appreciate it for everything.” ﬁll me. I want to reach for the stars. Friendship and companionship is very important to me , I want to help other people in need.” Nursamawi Firnalis Hope B i o g r a ph i e s di a n a lya n imam zaid shakir and sr saliha shaikir Dian was born in Takengon Central Aceh and spent her ﬁrst 15 years there Imam Zaid Shakir is amongst the most respected and inﬂuential Muslim until she ﬁnished Junior High School. Although she moved from Aceh at a scholars in the West. Born in Berkeley, California, the second of seven children young age to pursue better education, she returned home every year to visit he accepted Islam in 1977 while serving in the United States Air Force. He then her parents and extended family who are still living in Aceh. obtained a BA sigma cum laude in International Relations at American Univer- sity in Washington D.C. and later earned his MA in Political Science at Rutgers Due to her consistent high marks she was able to enter one of the most presti- University, where he emerged as an active leader in campus activities. For seven gious Universities in Indonesia and graduated as an Engineer with a focus in years in Syria and brieﬂy in Morocco he immersed himself in an intense study Agriculture. She joined Procter & Gamble Indonesia in Brand Management of Arabic, Islamic law, Quranic studies, and Islamic spirituality with some of the right after graduation. After working for less than 2 years, she was oﬀered an top Muslim scholars of our age. In 2001, he graduated from Syria’s prestigious assignment in P&G USA where she handled many of its global brands. In the Abu Noor University and returned to Connecticut to continue his work with course of 7 years, she worked with some of the most brilliant minds in Market- the Muslim community in America. Teaching regularly as the Imam of Masjid ing in the US and Indonesia and she hopes to apply what she learned in P&G al-Islam, writing numerous articles for various magazines, journals, and newspa- to grow the GiveLight Foundation into a world class institution. pers, and lecturing frequently at many of America’s largest Muslim conferences Dian loves to read and travel. She’s fortunate to have traveled to 47 States, and and conventions, he soon emerged as one of the most popular and sought after visited 4 continents. She enjoys cooking, connecting with people and learning American Muslim leaders. In 2003, he moved to Hayward, California with his languages of the world. family to serve as a scholar-in-residence and lecturer at Zaytuna Institute where he now teaches regular courses. He has since lectured at many of the Bay Area’s Dian lost 40 of her relatives in the December tsunami and she is determined top universities, including Stanford and U.C. Berkeley, and is a frequent speaker to rebuild Aceh by saving as many of its orphans as possible. When she is not at local Muslim events. His latest work in 2005 is entitled, “Scattered Pictures: busy building the Foundation, she is raising two young children of her own, Reﬂections of An American Muslim”. Adnan,3 and Zam Zam, 2. Saliha Shakir was born in Manhattan N.Y. , and became Muslim in 1977 On November 18th, 2005 Dian Alyan received the “Woman Of The Year” while serving in the US Air Force. She received a BA in Urban Planning and award for the city of Sunnyvale as a tribute to her stellar record of leadership a minor in Elementary Education from Rutgers University. She went to Syria in the local community. The award was presented by the Honorable Elaine K. and Morocco to study Arabic, Qur’an, and Islamic spirituality for seven years, Alquist, 13th senatorial district. where she completed the certiﬁcate program at the University of Abi Nur’s Institute of International Students. In 2001, she returned to the US and taught classes on the roles of women and family according to Islamic Prophetic tradtion, and engaged as a volunteer social worker in the community. In 2003, she moved to Hayward, California with her husband and son. Currently serves as the Operations Manager for New Islamic Directions, an online family company. Dedication Silent Auc t i o n It e m D e s c r i p t i o n s Please visit the Silent Auction tables to learn more about the items listed below Glass vase/carafe as well as those not listed here. This classy Crate & Barrel handblown Gallery Carafe doubles as a carafe or decorative vase. The wide, rounded base is complemented by the elongated, Private Consultation With Imam Zaid Shakir tapered neck. Zaytuna Institute’s resident scholar, Zaid Shakir, has graciously agreed to donate Private Arabic lessons his time for a private in-person consultation to the highest bidder. Nabila Mango is a professor of Arabic at the San Mateo College and a Tiffany & Co. Diamond Pendant long-time Bay Area activist. Private Arabic to be tailored to the student’s Classic diamond and platinum heart pendant from the Tiﬀany Hearts™ collec- level of proﬁciency. tion perfect to go from day to evening. Round brilliant diamonds, carat total kate spade brag book weight .09, color grade G, clarity grade VS on a 16” chain. This nylon photo album is water-resistant with a satin ﬁnish. It’s the perfect Golf For Two At Cinnabar Hills Golf Club brag book to tote around pictures of your loved ones. The vertical album is Enjoy 18 holes of golf* at this beautiful golf club nestled in the Almaden Hills distinguished by the “kate spade new york” label and holds 20 4” x 6” photos. of San Jose. Cinnabar Hills is a 27-hole facility with a clubhouse, golf shop, Eternity Purple Orchid by Calvin Klein banquet facility and group or individual lessons. *May be substituted for or combined with other green fees or restaurant or pro shop purchases. Spritz yourself with this limited edition sultry blend of musk, plum and freesia. This 1.7 ﬂ. oz. eau de parfum spray comes in a beautiful purple bottle. 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The Decathlon Club is located in Santa Clara and open for Shiatsu aims to create balance within you by incorporating gentle, deep rhythmic lunch Monday-Friday, from 11:00am-2:00pm. pressure and yoga-like stretches. *May be substituted for Swedish, deep tissue or sports massages. Tiffany & Co. silver ring Arabic cooking class Sterling silver mesh ring with heart embellishment. A great way to introduce Learn to prepare some delicious Arabic meals with this personalized cooking a touch of Tiﬀany’s to your jewelry collection. class. The class will be taught by Hana Itani in Los Gatos. This is a package for four students for a total of two lessons. Commitment Silent Auc t i o n It e m D e s c r i p t i o n s Organic Light Photography 20” x 30” original phototgraphy by local artist Youssef Ismail. Mounted and framed 28” x 38”, titled “Sentinals of the Sun.” Silent and stoic these ancient Monterey Pines stand guard on the cliﬀs of he Big Sur coast. They are among some of the ﬁrst living things that feel the brunt of the torrential rains and howling winds of storms that come oﬀ the Paciﬁc as they move onto land. Likewise, they are among the last living things that witness the setting of the sun. Day after day, in the company of others or not, they see the sun oﬀ, quietly and with out boast. They are the hallmark of sincerity with neither complaint as they carry out theirtasks nor seeking praise. How stoic we could be if we only could achieve the likes of their station. For were we not given the station of sentinels of this world? Herbal facials Enjoy two sessions of relaxing herbal facials in the privacy of the beautician’s home. Silver necklace Sterling silver six-strand chain necklace transitions well from work to fun. Made in Italy. We would like to thank Chiropractic care Pasha’s Halal Meat Market Take care of those aches and pains once and for all. Dr. Lecia Prang is oﬀering an for generously donating initial exam plus two chiropractic treatments at her San Jose oﬃce. all the meat at this event. Kashmiri shawl We would also like to thank Earthy colors. Get a feminine ﬂair with this paisley print shawl. Made in Kashmir. Trader Joe’s Photo Journals Michelle’s Skincare Set of two Anne Geddes photo albums hold over 30 photographs amid the Evvia Restaurant classic baby photos that made Geddes famous. Dish Dash Restaurant Perfume gift set Aziza Restaurant Piatti Restaurant Liz Claiborne “Curve” fragrance set includes 3.4 ﬂ. oz. eau de toilette spray, 4.2 ﬂ. oz. body mist, 2.5 ﬂ. oz. bath & shower gel and 1.7 ﬂ. oz. body cream. All items for their Silent Auction Donations Thank you are beautifully displayed in a gift box, perfect for that special someone or as a treat for yourself.