Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 8.59.36 PM.png1. Buy (or make) Ramadan baskets.
A thoughtful gift for friends who are fasting during the month of Ramadan. As in many things, it’s the thought that counts so don’t worry too much about getting the contents of the basket exactly right. You can buy them, or put them togetherput them together yourself. Either way, the sentiment will be understood and appreciated.

2. Make your bucket list!
Hot season is creeping closer every day. You feel it, right? Make a list (right now) of things you want to do before going outside gets positively icky. What’s on my list? Going to HLM market to buy fabric, enjoying afernoons at the beach and playing outside with the kiddos.

3. Ndougou (the fast-break meal)
If you have guests or workers in your home at sunset, plan ahead to take time and provide a place for them to pray at the end of the day’s fasting and also a meal to break the fast. This doesn’t have to be complicated or fancy, but could include tea or coffee, plenty of water, juice, some pastries, dates…

Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 9.02.44 PM4. Make ice.
And popsicles. Give the fans a deep clean to get the dust off and have your air conditioners serviced. Hot-hot season won’t be here for a while yet, but it will be plenty hot soon enough. Don’t be caught with empty ice cube trays. Trust me.

5. Plan to give blood.
International Christian Fellowship, Precious Gift, Hopital Principal and Chez Fatou invite you to donate blood to help replenish desperately low banks during Ramadan, a time when many are fasting and cannot give blood. 10 minutes to save a life… plus every donor at our June 3rd blood drive will walk out with a gift from our lovely host, Chez Fatou restaurant in Almadies: a coupon to buy one item, get one free!