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NuDay

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: NuDay focuses on empowerment and sustainable aid with dignity for women and children without breadwinners inside Syria and its environs. NuDay simultaneously builds bridges from families across geographical and cultural distances, mindful that the best way to build understanding and agency is One Person at a Time, One Humanity Closer.

Results: In 2017, NuDay ran 480 projects, serving 881,400 beneficiaries. Highlighted accomplishments from 2017 include: • Packed and sent 56 containers filled to the brim with an estimated $37 million worth of much needed medical equipment and humanitarian supplies into Syria. • Conducted 186 distributions that reached over 194,447 beneficiaries, safeguarding their livelihoods, empowering their educational pursuits, and protecting their health and humanitarian rights. • Sustained a water pump and wells across Syria, providing water access to over 120,000 people. • Headed 8 Future Generation Schools, securing education of 1,881 students and employing 128 trained faculty and staff. • Trained 69 nurses and teachers at 2 occupational trainings. • Hosted 40 Kid-Friendly Zones, bringing smiles to the faces of 9,642 children and parents. • Ran 129 medical campaigns, serving over 533,472 patients at NuDay’s many medical facilities. • Coordinated 65 food campaigns, reaching over 67,705 individuals. • Led 6 housing projects, benefitting 1,054 residents and safeguarding mothers and children by providing safe and secure places of residence. • Facilitated 1,500 orphans sponsored in Syria and Turkey, guaranteeing orphans’ basic needs and education. Overall, NuDay reached over 881,400 Syrians, many of whom are internally displaced women and children. Such an effect is tremendous for NuDay - and even more so for the beneficiaries themselves

Target demographics: empower Syrian women and children in a dignified manner.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 881,400 beneficiaries with 480 activities.

Geographic areas served: Syria

Programs: NuDay spans a wide array of projects, impacting all spheres of life. Projects include water initiatives that secured drinking water to over 120,000 people in 2017, medical relief efforts guaranteeing no person is left without medical access, containers filled with humanitarian and medical supplies, livelihood projects to rejuvenate local economy, and NuDay's Future Generation Schools which have almost 2,000 students and employ 120 qualified staff. These are just a few of the many projects NuDay supports as we work to build Syria's future.

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a supporter of NuDay from its conception, I have been privy to seeing the organization evolve over the past few years. NuDay has always been about people: bringing together individuals from all across New England in order to make a global impact. We, volunteers, love the Container Days, and how couldn’t we? What better use of your time can there be than packing containers of aid together with new friends?

Along with volunteering, I have sponsored orphans through NuDay and am very happy with the updates from the organization. When one of my orphans aged out of the program, I was given the option to either start a new sponsorship or keep sponsoring. This was different from another organization I previously sponsored through, which changed my sponsorship when my orphan reached their age cap without informing me. NuDay is transparent and it shows - from their programming to their yearly financial statements which are readily accessible online.

Highly recommend this organization for anyone looking to get involved or make a difference!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been been a donor of NuDay for several years now and have been continually impressed with their work. The amount of work they do is truly inspiring.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a journalist and Rotarian who helped collect mountains of donation by setting up a donation box at Foxboro YMCA and brought them to NuDay Syria in Derry, NH.

I was honored to write this article about them and saw the power of what they do.

Please check out the article I wrote!
http://www.thesunchronicle.com/foxboro_reporter/news/local_news/lending-a-helping-hand-in-syria/article_2255e085-c824-5745-8c8d-15b0dae40fcd.html

Also, I was able to film their work with Foxboro Youth Production which I am the producer for.

You can witness how amazing their work is.
https://youtu.be/13di5W0054s


I hope many people will help pitch in their time, donation and learn more about NuDay Syria. It truly is an inspirational not for profit organization which saves lives of people in Syria and bring awareness and community together.



1

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter of NuDay's for three years now, and am a recurring orphan sponsor. NuDay is very transparent, sending me updates on my orphans every six months so I know where my money is going. I especially love reading NuDay's annual reports which show how much fantastic work they've completed each year!

1 Deema A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NuDay Syria not only focuses on creating palpable change for Syrian refugees, it creates strong relationships within the humanitarian field. I can't begin to express the lifelong benefits of working with an organization that so strongly focuses on building community through activist roots.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Nuday for several years helping gathering relief supplies and load them in shipping containers. Recently, at the end of a hardworking evening I watched the 40 ft shipping container roll away from the warehouse on the next step of it's long journey. So many people had come together to turn their concern for a distant suffering people into hope. Watching those tons of precious relief supplies roll away reminded me how powerful average people can be when we remember what is most important in this short life of ours. We give, we connect, we go home happy feeling that there is a remedy to the chaos of this world.

2 Syonara T.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor to NuDay Syria, I trust everything I give is going to the right people in need. The amount of trust this organization provides is matchless. Not only that they help Syrians in trouble, but also single mothers around. I was so honored when Silla stepped in to care for my 3 children while I was out of the country for 10 days. I wish there are more organizations that operate out of the heart as NuDay Syria does.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

NuDay Syria was started by a mother who was so moved by the tribulations of the women and children in Syria that she took it upon herself to make a difference. This fierce motherly care is apparent in every facet of it's operation. The organization is committed to food, school, toys, empowerment and necessities that often go overlooked by relief organizations. It looks to use donations to create sustainable improvements in the lives of people - not just band-aid fixes. In the years that I have contributed to this organization and seen it grow I have never doubted the impact my money and volunteerism is making in peoples' lives

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are privileged to have some small involvement with this amazing non-profit organization. There is relentless integrity and so much authenticity with every bit of the work NuDay does, and we know how important our contributions are on the other side. Containers are loaded up about twice a month in New Hampshire and then sent from the Boston Harbor into Syria. Everything in those containers is key to the survival of so many people and we are grateful for the organization that is making this happen.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NuDay Syria has “container days” where people of all backgrounds get together and pack a container with donations for refugees. Apart from the stellar feeling you get after finishing, the community of volunteers is super positive and unifying. Nobody feels left out!

I love bringing my friends to these containers and they all have fun!

1 Silla A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Efficient and incredibly friendly work environment. Every container, sorting, and collection day has a high standard that is obvious in everyone's positive outlook to the work. The impact of NuDay's work is apparent, and the change that NuDay volunteers make is palpable.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NuDay Syria is a very impressive and transparent nonprofit run by tireless staff (particularly the founder, Nadia Alawa) who have made it their mission to aid and empower people within and from Syria, particularly women and children. I am impressed by their commitment and results even under the most challenging of circumstances.

Volunteering to help sort and pack items for NuDay Syria’s containers has given me the opportunity to do something direct and concrete in response to the immense suffering of my brothers and sisters inside Syria. I may not have lots of money to donate, but I can lend some of my time to the cause, sorting, lifting, sweating, and getting to know my fellow volunteers, who come from all walks of life. Going to the container days has also helped me see that there are so many others who care, which has bolstered my sense of hope. It is deeply energizing and encouraging to see so many cross-sections of people helping with the same cause- I am always awed by the generosity of others as I am sorting the mountain of donations, and am grateful for the opportunity to feel as if I have at least done something, however small.

I am also particularly grateful for NuDay’s commitment to supporting Syrian students. NuDay has gone above and beyond in facilitating my support of a university student from Syria who is living in Turkey.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Thankful the founders of the organization, Nuday Syria are going above and beyond to build bridges between givers in the US to receiving needy families and many orphans inside of war zones in syria and reaching out to refugees in refugee camps in neighboring countries. The amount of work is massive and they are in constant need of donors and volunteers. We love taking part in supporting this life-saving organization.

1 Marwan K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer to this great organization & very honored to have known the head person of this organization Mrs Nadia Alawa ..

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Almost three years ago, a friend of mine invited me to a fundraiser for a nonprofit I hadn't heard much about. However, I did know about the Syrian crisis and wanted to do whatever I could do help in any way possible so I went. Forget that the event was a terrific night filled with wonderful people and a good bit of money was raised for the effort. What I took away that night was a sense of passion and hope that there was work being done to help bring relief on a grassroots level to mothers and children in the most awful of circumstances here in New England. NuDay is about people of all faiths and backgrounds working together for the common good to bring humanitarian aid to the displaced Syrian people. It's about empowering women and girls who have lost their husbands and fathers to war and ensuring they have a future. It's about community and caring and decency.

2 Keli Webb K.

Donor

Rating: 5

My family and I have been donating and volunteering with NuDay for well over 5 years. We have found the organization to have integrity and the founder Nadia always keeps us well informed on how our donations are being used. Our town even partnered with NuDay to collect donations, and to pack locally and ship these donations to Syrian Refugees. I would highly recommend this charity!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Nuday Syria provided a lot of support to people in need inside Syria, they run several projects to help civilians in Syria and in the refugee camps on the boarders , also they have a wonderful team of volunteers who collect donations and sort it in ordered to ship it to those in need . They did a wonderful job and I highly recommend to support them!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having worked with many charities and nonprofits, I can confidently say that NuDay is the most sincere and professional nonprofits, led by a tireless and incredible leader. All my interactions with NuDay have been nothing but positive. NuDay is expanding its scope of help everyday and that is a true reflection that shows the dedication of the founder and team. A very big highlight for me is how NuDay inspires people from all walks of life to get involved in the good work that they do. Everybody can contribute, big or small. They are definitely living up to their motto "One person at a time, one humanity closer". I thank NuDay for giving me an opportunity to help and for inspiring me to walk that extra mile to bring a smile to a person in need.

1 Laila A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In my time working within the nonprofit space, I have never experienced or witnessed such an incredibly selfless organization (and founder + team) that refuses to stop their work when people are in need of help. It's a true shining beacon during a time of despair.

2 Sonia A.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first learned about this organization back in 2013 and was astonished by what NuDay did as an organization. I became more involved last year and have doing so more and more and so grateful for an organization that dedicates there personal time to provide a better future for children and mothers inside Syria and Turkey. Knowing the whole Alawa family cares for others is such a great impact on not just there own children but others whom see all the hard work that goes in to running this beautiful organization. I am very proud to be apart of such an amazing organization!

2 Marilyn M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve Been supporting NuDay initiatives for 4 years and consistently impressed with their remarkable scope of reach in difficult locations. The focus on mother and child support is beautiful. Excellent, direct follow up with donors. Nadia Alawa is a model of integrity.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I only have great things to say about NuDay. They give Direct Aid, and are fully transparent, so I know exactly where my money goes! And on top of that, they are wonderful people!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We love this organization because of the sincere focus on helping displaced women and children within Syria. We live near the warehouse in which donations of food, clothing and medical supplies are stored, and many times my family has had the opportunity to help collect, sort and load supplies into shipping containers bound for Syria. We regularly see the CEO, Nadia Alana working tirelessly alongside other volunteers, and her own family members, sorting and loading donations, cleaning the warehouse, and working with genuine concern and devotion to this cause. We have seen first hand that the donations are truly going toward making a very real difference in the lives of individuals in Syria. We are so grateful that our four children have been able to learn about compassion and dedication as they serve and help this important charity.

4 James King

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NuDay Syria does incredible work helping Syrian refugees, especially women and children. NuDay sends clothes, toys, medical supplies and all sorts of necessities to refugees. NuDay also does good work keeping refugee children in school.

The civil war in Syria is a global crisis with devastating consequences for civilians, most of all for women and children. If we want the future to be a livable world, for all the world's children, people everywhere have to help refugees in need.

I have been volunteering for NuDay Syria for a while now, it is a friendly and welcoming environment. There is often good food for longer events, I'm especially fond of the Middle Eastern food. I always enjoy volunteering for NuDay Syria, and strongly encourage others to consider supporting NuDay Syria as well.

3 Hollie H.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Years ago my freind read about Nuday Syria on the local newspaper in Worcester MA. We wanted to help because we were heartbroken by what was happening in Syria. Nashua NH wasn't too far, so we loaded up a car full of food and supplies and went to the warehouse and spend the day with lovly people sorting clothes and putting together care packages. We have gone a few times and I continue to support Nuday in other ways I can, like putting together some Eid goodie bags or a school supply drive or donating to one of Nuday's many projects . I love what the founder Nadia is doing and she really is such an Inspiration! I also love when Nuday Syria's Facebook pages shares pictures of people getting the supplies becuase I know they get it and I makes me feel like we're really making a difference. I really love how it brings communities together, both locally and internationally. One person at a time, one humanity closer!