FAQ2017-10-08T12:30:25+00:00
What is a coronavirus and COVID-19?2020-03-21T15:58:04+00:00

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). This new coronavirus originated in Hubei Province, China and the disease is named COVID-19.

How is this coronavirus spread? 2020-03-21T16:01:32+00:00

Coronavirus is most likely to spread from person-to-person through:

  • Direct close contact with a person while they are infectious or in the 24 hours before their symptoms appeared.
  • Close contact with a person with a confirmed infection who coughs or sneezes.
  • Touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth or face.
What is social distancing? 2020-03-21T16:02:23+00:00

Social distancing is one way to help slow the spread of viruses such as COVID-19. Social distancing includes staying at home when you are unwell and keeping a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other people whenever possible. It is important to minimise physical contact especially with people at higher risk of developing serious symptoms, such as older people and people with existing health conditions. Government restrictions apply for organised outdoor gatherings of more than 500 people and indoor gatherings of more than 100 people that are not essential. There’s no need to change your daily routine, but taking these social distancing precautions can help protect the people in our community who are most at risk.

Should I wear a face mask?2020-03-21T16:05:00+00:00

You do not need to wear a mask if you are healthy. While the use of masks can help to prevent transmission of disease from infected patients to others, masks are not currently recommended for use by healthy members of the public for the prevention of infections like coronavirus.

Who is most at risk of a serious illness?2020-03-21T16:04:05+00:00
Some people who are infected may not get sick at all, some will get mild symptoms from which they will recover easily, and others may become very ill, very quickly. From previous experience with other coronaviruses, the people at most risk of serious infection are:
  • people with compromised immune systems (e.g. cancer)
  • elderly people
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as they have higher rates of chronic illness
  • people with diagnosed chronic medical conditions
  • very young children and babies*
  • people in group residential settings
  • people in detention facilities.
Does Crescent Relief has DGR status?2019-05-14T20:03:24+00:00

YES, Crescent Relief is DGR status charity. All donations to Crescent Relief are Tax Deductible.

What is Orphan Family Support Program?2017-06-11T15:31:04+00:00

The main object of the Orphan Family Support Program is to serve an orphan at his own home by supporting his family. We provide the financial support to the mother to take care of his education, health and food. If both parents have died then we would request close relatives to keep the child with them and will help them with financials. We try our best that child dost not deprived of the relatives and family like atmosphere. An orphanage is the last resort.

How does this program work?2017-06-12T15:31:34+00:00

When the application is received back along with necessary documents (father’s death certificate etc.), Our field officer will visit the neighborhood of the applicant to investigate the authenticity. Once confirmed, The orphan will be enrolled in Program and financial assistance will be started on the quarterly basis.

Extra and co-curricular activities are organized to prepare children for practical life in the best possible way, like competitions, games etc. All the enrolled orphans are provided school supplies and uniforms at the start of the educational year. Yearly health checks are arranged with the help of experienced doctors.

Occasionally we take children to big restaurants so they are on the same level as their class fellows. Great thing to keep them from an inferiority complex.

This program ends once the orphan completes the high school. If he/she want to continue further studies, we enroll them in our Higher Education Sponsorship program.

 

Can I support an orphan with Zakat Money?2017-06-16T15:34:38+00:00

Yes You Can!

In fact, Orphan Care is the best use of Zakat. Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The one who cares for an orphan and myself will be together in Paradise like this,” and he held his two fingers together to illustrate.

How much it cost? Can I pay monthly?2017-06-15T15:34:07+00:00

The cost of the sponsorship is only $570 annually while monthly payment is $50. When you sponsor an orphan, we would request you to support him/her till the completion of year 10. We pray that you keep growing financially but if there is any financial difficulty at any stage, you can stop the payments for the time being.

How do you select an orphan?2017-06-13T15:35:15+00:00

Our officer visits the government school and identifies the orphan students with the help of management. These orphans are given the application form. When the application is received back along with necessary documents (father’s death certificate etc.), Our field officer will visit the neighbourhood of the applicant to investigate the authenticity. If the orphan has brothers and sisters studying in other schools, we try to take them on board as well.

Can I select the orphan?2017-06-14T15:32:29+00:00

Yes You Can!

We give choice to our donors to select the child from the orphans list. This list includes all the details of the orphans like sex, age, locality and school grade.

Do you support non-Muslim orphans?2017-06-18T15:39:16+00:00

Yes We Do!

What is your reporting system?2017-06-17T15:35:46+00:00

When you sponsor an orphan, Crescent Reief will create an online accout for you where you can find the profile of the orphan and his progress reports. We keep informed the donor about the progress of the orphan in the school, health status and extra curriculum activities.

Why should I support Crescent Relief? Why not other NGOs?2017-06-20T15:44:58+00:00

Orphan Family Support Program is unique and different than other charities’ programs. It is similar to Foster Care but better in many aspects. Orphan lives with mother or other relatives and Crescent Relief supports the family. An orphanage is last resort.

It is not just about financial help but making sure that orphan receives the quality education, maintains good health while living a normal life with his family without being deprived of the necessities of life. We focus especially on character building. We have devised extracurricular activities to make sure that the orphan to achieve his full potential.

Another great feature of this program is reporting. The donor will receive the quarterly reports about the sponsored orphan. This is the weak link for most of the charities but the strongest feature of Crescent Relief.

 

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What is Health Program? How does it work?2017-06-02T15:56:15+00:00

Healthcare demand is growing day by day in the developing countries. Many patients are not able to access the basic facilities of the healthcare. If they manage to see a doctor, they cannot buy the prescribed medicine due to financial hardship. Crescent Relief is helping to build the basic infrastructure by establishing medical centers / Clinics and Mobile medical camps. We also help needy patients to buy the medicines. Please visit our Healthcare page by clicking here.

What are community services of Crescent Relief?2017-06-02T15:52:36+00:00

Our Community Services Program is about providing basic necessities of life to those who are not able to provide for themselves. Visit our Community Program page for details.

What are education services of Crescent Relief?2017-06-02T15:51:08+00:00

One of the distinctive features of Crescent Relief is the promotion and provision of education. Formal & informal education, Teacher’s training, Recreational activities, Health & hygiene campaigns, Psycho-social counseling are also part of our program. Student Scholarships are the main feature of the program. Please visit the Education Page for more details.

 

What is the Clean Water Program?2017-06-02T15:47:08+00:00

Crescent Relief improves access to clean drinking water through installation of hand pumps, water filtration plants, construction of tube-wells, water wells, water storage tanks, and water supply schemes to meet basic and livelihood needs. Crescent Relief also helps people gain access to clean water for daily consumption and irrigation purposes through construction and rehabilitation of water supply schemes. Check out the Clean Water page for details.

Who is Crescent Relief Australia?2017-06-02T15:03:29+00:00

Crescent Relief is a volunteer-based Charity which is supported by individuals and community organisations. Being a non-political, non-governmental and non-profit organization, We are committed to the service of humanity to contribute towards their well-being of health, education, livelihood, availability of clean water and other aspects of life.

Where does Crescent Relief work?2017-06-02T15:05:09+00:00

Crescent Relief is working in different countries with the help of its partners. Our main focus areas are Africa and Asia.

What is the admin cost of the program?2017-06-02T15:45:49+00:00

We do not charge any admin fee on program specific donations.

How are programs funded?2017-06-02T15:10:16+00:00

All of our programs are funded by the community donations. Government Funds could be helpful to further the cause but we have not applied for any assistance yet.

Where do you spend the funds?2017-06-02T15:12:00+00:00

Funds are spent to build infrastructure, sustainable development and benefit the poor through our health, education, orphan care and humanitarian programs, and through increasing public awareness of international aid and development issues.

Where do you spend the Zakat money?2018-04-05T07:27:14+00:00
Your Zakat is “Amanah” to us which will only be used for Zakat eligible projects. Usually, we spend Zakat money on orphans and widows. This year, we are starting a new project “Feed The Poor” where we will provide monthly ration to the poor (Zakat eligible) families.
According to Islamic principles, Zakat can only be spent on the following areas:
1. The poor
2. The destitute
3. Zakat administrators.
4. Those whose hearts are to be reconciled, meaning new Muslims and friends of the Muslim community.
5. Those in bondage (slaves and captives)
6. The debt-ridden.
7. In the cause of God.
8. The traveller
Is the President, General Secretary and Board of Directors remunerated?2017-06-02T15:15:25+00:00

President, General Secretary and Board of Directors do not receive any wages for carrying out their duties. Only the expenses which are incurred on behalf of the Crescent Relief are reimbursed.

Does Crescent Relief subscribe to a code of conduct?2017-06-02T15:09:44+00:00

Crescent Relief is obeyed by its constitution which defines standards of governance, management, financial control and reporting and identifies mechanisms to ensure accountability in the use of public monies.

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