Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has sent over 3,000 meals to Indonesia to help those in need during the month of Ramadan.
As part of a joint venture with City fans, the midfielder has donated food parcels to the country’s capital, Jakarta, including a local orphanage.
In addition, the German has also sent gifts, such as Manchester City shirts with his name and number 8 on the back.
In the true spirit of the third pillar of Islam, which promotes alms giving and charity, Gundogan wanted to give something back during this difficult time.
With this in mind, he chose the South East Asian country of Indonesia which represents the largest Muslim population in the world.
The Man City Supporters Club Indonesia were immediately on board and helped to deliver the meals and items across Jakarta.
And they remain in regular contact with the midfielder, providing updates on how his charitable donations are being received and the impact they are having.
This latest act of kindness follows several other charitable causes that Gundogan has been a part of in recent months.
The midfielder launched a campaign in support of an eight-year-old girl who is fighting an extremely rare bone disease earlier this month.
He has also put his weight behind a community-based initiative helping Manchester businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and brought some much-needed festive joy in a special virtual Christmas visit for fans around the country.
Source – Manchester City