Holiday Inn Dubai, Al Barsha supports underprivileged children – By HotelierMiddleEast.com
Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha, a partner with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Citi and Emirates Red Crescent marked the holy month by supporting 100 underprivileged children in the UAE.
In recognition of the Year of Giving in the UAE and to celebrate the 12th year of Citi’s Global Community Day, over 200 volunteers from Citi UAE, Holiday Inn and UAE Red Crescent shared a meal with orphans at The Gem Garden restaurant at the Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha.
Citi collected close to 1,000 educational books and donated clothing through the “Share a touch of Love’’ Omo and Comfort campaign in partnership with the UAE Red Crescent. The Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha also donated goodie bags.
Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha CEO Roxana Jaffer has pledged that every iftar meal consumed by a guest in the hotel’s The Gem Garden restaurant will help raise funds used to feed those in need.
The pledge is part of the hotel’s corporate sustainability programme “Loves You Campaign “and serves to underscore its role as a responsible global corporate citizen. As a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), HIAB abides to UNGC’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“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 AED 5 (USD 1.4) upon check-out to feed five hungry children,” Jaffer said.