Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha initiates noble cause – By TTG MENA Middle East
Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha has partnered with Citi and UAE Red Crescent for an event celebrating Ramadan by sharing an Iftar with a group of less fortunate children.
The property, a partner of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), joined forces with Citi and Emirates Red Crescent to support 100 underprivileged children in the UAE.
Celebrating both the Year of Giving and the 12th year of Citi’s Global Community Day, over 200 volunteers from the three companies gathered to share a meal with the children at The Gem Garden restaurant within the property.
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Citi, together with UAE Red Crescent, collected around 1000 educational books and donated clothing through the ‘Share a Touch of Love’ Omo and Comfort campaign, while Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha also donated goodie bags to the children.
CEO, Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha, Roxana Jaffer has pledged that each Iftar meal at the hotel’s restaurant will raise enough funds to feed four children.
“With your help, we have been able to feed 440,776 children through the UN World Food Programme,” said Jaffer.
“Our goal for 2017 is to support emergency food assistance in most needed countries. In–house guests can help us to feed starving children around the world by making a voluntary donation of $1.4 upon check-out to feed five hungry children.”
She continued: “In 2014, we had emergency food assistance delivered to 16,500 people affected by the conflict in Syria. In 2013, we provided 115,000 packs of high energy biscuits to the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. In 2012, we donated 74,165 school meals around the world. In 2016 up to Ramadan, we managed to sustain over 50,000 people who suffered in the Nepal earthquake. Our work continues.”