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									               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

                         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                          info@givelight.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

   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
 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.

                                                            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


 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.

 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.
  Fitness Package
                                                                                                       Ysatis by Givenchy of Paris
  Revive those New Years resolutions and achieve your fitness goals with this six
  month Bally Total Fitness gym membership. In addition to full access to the                          Launched by the design house of Givenchy in 1985, YSATIS is classified as
  facilities of the Bally gym of your choice, you will receive 12 sessions of personal,                an oriental, woodsy fragrance. This feminine scent is a bold blend of manda-
  one-on-one fitness training from an experienced personal trainer.                                     rin, oak, rose, iris, vanilla, clove, and amber. 3.3 fl. oz. eau de toilette spray.

  Decathlon Club Spa Services – Shiatsu massage                                                        Decathlon Club lunch for two
  Enjoy a calming thirty minute shiatsu* massage at the Decathlon Club spa. You’ll                     Enjoy a relaxing lunch for two in the Decathlon Club’s spectacular, airy
  be able to escape from the stresses of your daily life and recharge your batteries.                  dining room. 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.

 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
  Herbal facials
  Enjoy two sessions of relaxing herbal facials in the privacy of the beautician’s
  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.

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