You’re invited! Join us for an evening of impact and change at this year’s 5th Annual Ramadan Gala, that change that You have brought in the lives of so many around the world. You are the change. Together we can make a big difference! #Youarethedifference this Ramadan.
Make a BIG difference

All our programs are Zakat-Eligible.

Your Zakat fuels change. At Penny Appeal USA, all of our programs are zakat-eligible. That means your zakat can bring nutritious meals to families, sponsor an orphan, provide a well, and more!

5th Annual Ramadan Gala

Because of You, we have come this far. You have helped bring emergency aid, food, clean water and healing to those suffering around the world. This Ramadan, Your Zakat will bring joy and hope. You can bring change. You are the Difference!

Make a contribution where it really counts.

Join us this Ramadan. You are the change. Together we can make a big difference! Our unique approach makes charitable giving affordable and rewardable, and allows you to transform lives in ways that cost you just a few pennies (or cents) each day.

Learn more about our impactful and Zakat-eligible programs below:

Automate your giving with MyTenNights.

We’ve partnered with MyTenNights to help you automate your giving during the last ten nights of Ramadan. By automating your donations and zakat, you don’t have to go online every night and donate.

Boost your rewards with small yet impactful gifts

10 Meals for $15
Provide life-saving, nutritious meals to families in need for $45 per month. Your food pack is
Hygiene Pack for $100
Give 2 hygiene kits to families impacted by the COVID-19 Outbreak, famine, war, and other disasters.
A Water Well for $425
Show someone you love how much you care by building a well in their honor

Other Religious Giving

One Day of Food for $10
For fasts missed through ill health or pregnancy, which cannot be made up afterwards for legitimate reasons, give Fidyah.
30 Meals for $45
If fasts are broken without allowable reasons, and the compensatory two months of fasting is not possible, then give Kaffarah.
$10 per Family Member
Fitrana is due on every member of a household, including any children or elderly persons before eid prayer.


Below you’ll find some FAQs about our campaign.
If you have any more questions, please feel free to chat with our team.

Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam, and also an act of worship. It literally means 'to purify'. By donating a small part of one's assets to those in need, a Muslim purifies his/her wealth and makes the wealth gained pleasing to Allah.

Zakat is not only a means to purify one’s wealth but it is also a spiritual purification which serves as a means to draw an individual closer to God. As one of the scholars said, “the soul of one who gives zakat is blessed and so is his wealth”. It is quite clear from the above narration that in addition to being a moral obligation, Zakat is also a spiritual one which is why millions of Muslims every year give Zakat to the poor.

'In their wealth there is a known share for the beggars and the destitute.’ (70:24-25)

All Muslim adults who are sane of mind and possess the nisab (i.e. the minimum amount of wealth held for a year) should pay Zakat.

The nisab is determined by the current value of gold or silver. While we encourage everyone to use the silver nisab value because it is the safest opinion and increases charity for those in need, it is ultimately up to the Zakat giver to determine which value they prefer to use. Our nisab values are updated daily making our calculator one of the safest ways to calculate your Zakat online.

Your Zakat is calculated based off the net assets you have at the end of a one-year period. To calculate how much Zakat you owe, please use the calculator.

Penny Appeal USA uses Zakat funds to help poor communities both in the USA and in isolated and remote corners of the world. We assist them when emergencies and natural disasters befall them through providing water, food and shelter. We also use Zakat funds for development projects such as providing communities with a source of income and providing them the skills and tools needed to get back on their feet.

Confused about Zakat? Download our Zakat Guide!

Our team has put together a Zakat guidebook to help you with all your Zakat questions.

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