Thaakat Foundation's Appeal for


100% of the proceeds go towards our Zakaat campaign.

Since 2012 we have worked to provide an education to the most vulnerable children in the country of Pakistan. These children live in and around the city’s largest landfill in Karachi, Pakistan. Many of their parents are waste pickers and have struggled with the effects of generational poverty. A large majority of those we serve are from minority backgrounds, further compounding their plight.

Please consider Thaakat for your Zakaat contributions


180,000 On-Campus Meals

General and Emergency Healthcare

Teacher Salaries, Transportation and Counseling

Women's Skills Program

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Frequently asked questions

You may donate at any time and set up a recurring donation through the button below. To donate to a particular campaign please see below.

We also accept donations through Chase QuickPay (recipient: Please include YOUR email address in the note so that we can provide you with a receipt.

Yes, you can set up automated monthly donations to support our student sponsorship program.

If you wish to mail a check, please email us at so we can provide you with current mailing information. 

Thaakat Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization. Our Federal Tax ID number (also known as an EIN, Employer Identification Number) is: 33-1212566

Yes, we can work with your employer’s Matching Gift Program.
Please email us at for more information. 

Yes, monetary donations to Thaakat are tax-deductible.