Charity Week 2023

What is Charity Week?

This year, Charity Week takes place during the week of October 23 – 29, 2023.

Over the past 20 years, communities & campuses have been coming together from across the world, promoting the vision of unity and undertaking a week of united fundraising for orphans and children in need.

But why do we believe so deeply about united action and belief?

Because the range of problems and difficulties faced by us all across the world are so many, so varied, so complex – that the only way that we will stand any chance of overcoming them is if we work together.

So we are calling on everyone, young or old, to get involved and help change lives!

Become a changemaker today!


2023 Theme for Charity Week

This year, Charity Week has chosen nature as our theme. 

Nature shows us that unity is not only important for our survival and success, it is essential. Allah inspired the bees to work together, build the world and produce sweetness. Are you like the bee, what you’re supposed to be, a team player? A change maker? A provider? A hard worker? 

Then join us in this movement for change by uniting to help orphans and needy children around the world. Because Unity is Natural. 

We already know that #CW2023 is going to be the BEST ONE YET! We wish you the very best with your efforts to bring more unity to our communities and the blessings that come!

Join us in this movement for change

Charity Week is the time for the bakers, the bucketeers, the Changemakers to come together to act locally but affect change globally to the lives of thousands of children worldwide.

You don’t have to be a certain age to sign up, Charity Week is whatever you want to make of it! So get a list of fundraising ideas and sign up to create your page now. 

History of Charity Week

Charity Week is a 100% volunteer led campaign of Islamic Relief. 

The project began life as a vision in the year 2000 – a vision that the problems of the world could not be solved by money, but through unity. A vision that stated that we were stronger together rather than apart, and that our situation would not change unless we change ourselves. 

After years of preparation, the first trial run took place using a shoebox and a handwritten poster in St George’s Medical School, South London. And through the coming years, Charity Week would grow all across the UK, Canada, Qatar, Germany, USA, South Africa, Ireland and Malaysia! All competing with each other to fundraise for children in need.

The real story, however, is not about the money or the countries but the unity that is created at all levels – whether our volunteers are young or old, organizing or volunteering, donating or collecting, Muslim or non-Muslim. 

It is this unity that we hope will provide a lasting solution to the suffering of the children of the world, and provide the spark for further like-minded campaigns.