“And they ask you about orphans.
Say, "Improving them is good. And if you mix your affairs with theirs (if you are living with them) - they are your siblings. And Allah knows the corrupter from the amender. And if Allah had willed, He could have put you in difficulty. Truly, Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise .”
(Al Baqarah, 220)
As it has been stated in this verse of the Quran, we could have been a parentless child in distress as well. And a helping hand reaching out to us during such a time could change our lives. May Allah grant us the will to do good, and bless us through these good deeds to be able to raise a generation who submit themselves to Allah, show respect to their parents and serve their country.
Mehmet Ali BALDANER
Mehmet Ali Baldaner was born in 1975 in Istanbul.
His hometown is Gönen, Balıkesir. After graduating from high school at the Eyüboğlu College, he went abroad and completed his education in “Fashion Textile Design”. He took over the textile export business founded by his late father Ali Baldaner at the age of 24. Baldaner actively carries out his duty as the Chairman of the Board at his textile firm.
Baldaner, who has been supporting orphans in his own right and also through the “Gönen İlme ve Hayra Hizmet” Foundation and the Darül-Eytam Foundation, established his own foundation in 2015 and serves as the Chairman.