After moving back to my home town in New Hampshire, I began volunteering with NuDay. I gather donated goods to send to Syrian refugees, displaced inside Syria. I drive them to the warehouse and help load 40 foot shipping containers of food, durable medical equipment, hygiene products, bedding, clothes, mattresses, furniture, housewares, school supplies, bikes and toys. This combines my passion for recycling with the emotional reward of making a difference in people's lives. Through it, I have met caring people in my area, in the Monadnock region, as they drop off donations at my house. I also get to meet and volunteer with people from diverse cultures and a variety of countries of origin as we load the shipping containers, bound for Syria.There is such much injustice and disparity of resources in the world. It feels empowering to do my small part in tipping the needle in a positive direction, by collecting things from people who have so much and send them to people who genuinely need them. I can't fix the problems of the world, but I can make part of my week making a tangible difference in refugee's lives. And my passion has spread through my family and my community. You never know where the ripples will go, when you decide to jump in and make a difference. My cousin's husband started Bikes for Syria, after I got involved. Last year alone, he repaired and sent over 500 bikes, most salvaged from New Hampshire land fills. My town dump sets aside crutches, walkers, canes and wheelchairs, that would otherwise be scrap metal. A neighbor sews children's clothes and blankets. I make children's hats to send. My cousin makes hygiene kits to send. Anyone can find a niche and feel the reward of helping others.
I had learned about this amazing organization NuDay through great friends who always actively volunteer and provide hope to as many people as they can. Through them I was able to learn and see just how much dedication, teamwork and empathy could make a difference through donations and volunteer work.
It’s hard to imagine that everything you had is gone and destroyed, and not knowing how you may survive from one day to the next. NuDay was started by a caring mom in NH who made a decision to make a real difference for the people of Syria, especially for children and women who live in a war zone. A lot of volunteer work is done In Massachusetts as well. I personally see and have made collections and donations for NuDay. The transparency of the NuDay organization lets you see how your help directly gets to the refugees of Syria. I see the organizing of grassroots fundraising and development of a strong, caring community that provide hands on volunteer work. There’s vast networking for donations and volunteer work to collect and sort food, water, medical supplies, clothing, bedding supplies, and furniture to eventually fill shipping containers to send to Syria.
My family when I was very young had fled from a war-torn country as well. I truly can attest to what the kindness, generosity and volunteer work had done for myself and my family.
NuDay is all about helping people survive, bringing hope and humanity to those who desperately need and deserve it. I will continue to volunteer for the NuDay organization.
I learned about NuDay from my friends who constantly look for ways to help those less fortunate. Right before the pandemic, I felt lucky to be able to donate some items, know that they were handled by caring people like my friends and they went directly to families that needed it the most. I will continue to support NuDay for as long as I possibly can.
I learned about NuDay Syria and their humanitarian mission in 2018. Their mission really resonated with me because my parents and family had also lived in a war-torn country. The innocent families on the ground don't have many options to stay safe, warm, and fed.
Volunteering with NuDay is an incredibly rewarding experience. We collect, sort, and pack donations into containers that go directly to those families that need it the most. We also have the opportunity to sponsor orphans and provide direct, recurring financial support for these kids.
I am so grateful to be involved with such an amazing organization. We will continue supporting NuDay for as long as we possibly can.
Being able to volunteer with such a driven organization is always a highlight to my day! I’ve been involved with NuDay for years, and the organization’s team always make volunteer work exciting and fun. Every container is truly filled with love and hope- I’m looking forward to the next!
I've been a volunteer and donor of NuDay for the past several years. I've been continually impressed at how NuDay has evolved. Their orphan program provides an easy way to support orphans. Being able to receive updates on the orphans you sponsor makes you feel a connection with them - something you don't get when you just blindly donate money to organizations.
I LOVE Nuday Syria!! I started volunteering a few years ago with my Chinese exchange students as a way to show them how people can care and support each other. Since then I have been so impressed at how organized and passionate Nuday is about getting aide to some of the most vulnerable people in the world. I highly recommend coming to help, donating in whatever way you can!
Our family has been helping at the NuDay warehouse for several years and we
have witnessed firsthand the incredible compassion and commitment that are the driving factors behind this organization. This is aid that goes directly to individuals and families with focus both on immediate needs and long-term supports. It is truly a chance to make a difference and as any true service opportunity it ultimately has the power to change you.
I heard about NuDay after the explosions in Lebanon last year. Many organizations started to do work for Lebanon, but NuDay stuck out to me in how much they focus on empowerment. I like to make sure that whatever aid I give has a long-term impact and doesn't just go to benefit the nonprofit - and I feel fully secure giving through NuDay. I saw them send multiple containers of aid to Lebanon quickly and was happy to have contributed to the cause!
I began donating to NuDay in May 2019 after seeing a report on an American news TV show here called 60 minutes. It was incredibly moving to see one woman (the founder of NuDay) doing what she could to take in these beautiful children who were orphaned and traumatized and simply loving them and finding a way to provide because there was NO ONE ELSE. I wanted to support her efforts and continue to donate my small regular monthly stipend because that’s something that I CAN DO. NuDay has done and continues to do incredible work. I’m humbled to be any part of it.
I came across NuDay this year when I was looking to donate for my religious obligation. After much deliberation across nonprofits, I decided to give to NuDay due to their transparency and their constant contact with donors. My donation went to sponsor a well inside Syria, and wow, did they go above and beyond! NuDay not only constructed the well, but they included solar power (cool for a nerd like me to see!) and made a plaque in honor of my dedication. I got photos of the finished product, which was awesome to see.
I'll definitely be coming back to NuDay in the future.
I have been Volunteering with Nuday Syria For almost 3 years
I help them with sorting and loading,
I also cook Syrian food for volunteers,
I love this Non-profit organizations Because it helps many people Through tough time ,I fell happy that I am helping people that are also from my country
Thank you very much for Nuday Syria.
I have been working with this organization almost 2 years and before that I was volunteering And I feel like I'm working with my family I never seen an organization so dedicated to there goal like nuday syria im so proud to be part of this organization
I've been collecting donations, and dropping them off, for several years now for this organization. They're amazing! The amount of unpaid work that sends medical equipment, warm bedding, clothes, and other needed materials to Syrian & Yemeni refugee camps, and now Lebanon as well , is astonishing. We are all so lucky to have this community in our area, that does so much selfless work for others.
I donated to and rallied friends and family to NuDay since they started working. Honest, clean, faithful to their mission statement and have great impact I love their perseverance despite the near impossible circumstances in the areas they provide help to. The potency and vitality of the organization and its ability to continuously rally its support base is phenomenal. Last but not least, they rallied to help another organization that works in a different field with a sizeable donation. I have yet to see this emulated in non profit history. NuDay has my full teust
I have known the founder of this organization for years. Nadia’s passion to help the people of Syria is amazing and inspiring. This lady took her need to help women and children affected by war and violence and she put it into action. Nadia went from educating fellow mothers waiting for their children during activities in New Hampshire to organizing an international relief effort. Coordinating a truly grassroots movement takes drive and dedication most of us will never have. Nadia has inspired others to be the force that will help people who have no voice. NuDay Syria is striving to be just that, and I can hear Nadia’s voice in my head whenever I see one more container being shipped, full of hope for peace and stability for those who have lost everything.
This is an awesome organization that is doing so much great work!! They’re providing dire necessities, such as medical supplies, clothing, nutrition/water, educational + employment opportunities, + so much more, to those caught in a massive humanitarian crisis. Refugees, displaced families, disabled, orphans, women, + all other groups in need in Syria. They are bringing hope + dignity with their initiatives; uplifting + empowering those in powerless positions. It’s really a beautiful thing to see, as well as be a part of. Volunteering with NuDay, you really experience the love + camaraderie between the staff + volunteers that come together for a bigger purpose than their own. Children, families, friends, individuals (older + young) all coming together — whether it’s sorting donations, loading containers, organizing. Conversations + stories are shared, tears + laughs are experienced — you really become part of a larger, extended family. It is an honor to be able to participate in the volunteering activities for such a special organization, that brings a very special group of ordinary people together, becoming a family, + doing extraordinary things for an amazing cause that will benefit a beautiful group of people in need. When you take part in this organization, whether through volunteering, organizing, or donating, you truly experience what it means to be One Humanity.
This is our family's favorite charity organization! For the past four years we have been going regularly with our children to help sort and load donations bound for displaced women and children in Syria. We love to see the director, Nadia and her amazing family members always working along with us, and we enjoy the comraderie and diverse group of wonderful volunteers. We know our donations and efforts are going directly to individuals who desperately need them. I feel that it is so essential for my kids to develop empathy through compassionate service, and this is such a worthy cause.
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.
NuDay Syria is like a big family. It brings together those in need and those able to help. No matter how you are able to help (with dropping of donations, helping pack a container, encouraging others to donate, providing a monetary donation, or sponsoring an orphan) you become part of this family. Thru emails, social media, events, and orphan updates, NuDay keeps you up to date on what the organization is working on, it’s accomplishments, and it’s needs. It is amazing to see where your donations are going whether it is money donated to their schools or seeing a toy you donated ending up in the hands of a child.
NuDay's care, compassion, and dedication to providing relief and resources for refugees in Syria is insurmountable. Container days are frequently held, where people of all backgrounds attend to help with sorting, packing, and loading donations to be sent over to refugees. This is just one of the many great ways to be a part of this nonprofit. The leadership and organization of NuDay is founded and grounded in deep support and love for helping those who need it most. Every container I've attended has been filled with the kindest and most supportive groups of volunteers. Being a part of NuDay in whichever capacity you can is truly a rewarding experience, knowing you are making a difference in men, women, and children's lives.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I have been a volunteer to this great organization & very honored to have known the head person of this organization Mrs Nadia Alawa ..
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!