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UAE companies support communities this Ramadan

This holy month of Ramadan is a time of generosity, unity, compassion, and kindness. This year, several companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched their corporate social responsibility (CSR) and charitable initiatives to help society and make the world a better place.

Here are some of the companies that gave back to the community during Ramadan.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 28, 2019: General view of WestZone Supermarket in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

West Zone Group

During Ramadan, West Zone Group, one of the largest supermarkets providing fresh and high-quality groceries in the UAE, signed an agreement with Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives to support the Mother’s Endowment campaign.

In the agreement, West Zone Group will develop endowment buildings worth AED130 million, with the proceeds to support education.

In a Facebook post, His Highness Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, expressed his thanks to Naresh Kumar Bhawnani, founder and chairman of the West Zone Group.

“We thank Naresh Kumar Bhawnani, founder and chairman of the group, for this generous donation, which reflects Dubai’s dedication to empowering individuals and advancing communities through education,” His Highness said.

vivo togetherness campaign


vivo, a leading smartphone company, launched the Togetherness campaign, which aimed to help 500 underprivileged individuals during Ramadan.

The company distributed grocery packets at the Al Ghurair company camp in Sonapur, with the Dubai Police on stand-by, making sure there was peace and harmony during this noble initiative.

Saeed Klaib, Director of Communications at vivo Middle East said: “We are deeply committed to giving back to the community and supporting those in need, especially during times of hardships.”

“By launching the Togetherness campaign, we aim to not only provide essential support to vulnerable individuals and families but also to foster a culture of compassion and unity,” he added. “We are always inspired by the leadership of the UAE and its dedication to humanitarian efforts, and we were honored to contribute to this noble cause.”

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Meanwhile, McDonald’s, in partnership with Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), took a creative way to help those in need during Ramadan. Through their Reward Points system, customers can donate and help those in need.

Customers can donate their Reward Points, which will be matched by McDonald’s. Each 100 Reward Points will equal AED 1. The money will then be given to ERC to support its humanitarian aid efforts. 

Thanks to these companies’ CSR and other charitable initiatives of these companies, everyone involved was united in giving love, compassion, and kindness during Ramadan.

Camille Quirino

Camille Quirino is a Junior Writer at The Filipino Times, passionate about sharing the stories of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). She previously contributed to Magic 89.9 and various TV productions and finds fulfillment in crafting compelling narratives that shed light on the experiences of OFWs. Outside of work, Camille enjoys playing the ukulele and meeting new people to hear their stories. She believes everyone has a unique narrative worth sharing and is dedicated to capturing these stories in her writing. Reach Camille at [email protected].

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