DUBAI -- Dar Al Ber Society ran six diverse charitable and humanitarian projects for the benefit of 4,857 low-income families during the holy month of Ramadan.
These included the Ramadan Meer (Food) and Foodstuff Basket, Eid Clothes, Iftar Meal, Friday Charity Market, Lifetime Umrah, and Zakat Al Fitr, according to Mohammed Suhail Al Muhairi, Head of Community Service Sector.
"These charity projects covered vulnerable people belonging to different nationalities across the country, as per the Sharia rules and the UAE laws, and the directives of the prudent leadership," he said.
Some 950 families benefited from the Foodstuff Basket project, which cost AED259,000, while the Ramadan Meer project, worth AED75,000, benefited some 90 families, he added.
"Shopping coupons were distributed among eligible people, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Dubai municipality, Dubai Financial Services Authority, Emirates Transport, Aswaaq, Enoc, and an anonymous philanthropist," he revealed.
The Eid Clothes project, worth AED220,000, covered 440 underprivileged families, while the Iftar Meal, worth AED2.7 million, benefited 352,000 people at 36 sites across the country, he mentioned.
"Nearly 12,137 free Iftar meals were distributed on a daily basis at 16 sites in Dubai, nine locations in Ajman, seven in Ras al-Khaimah, three in Fujairah, and one in Umm Al Qaiwain," he explained.
Hisham Al Zahrani, Deputy Head of Community Service Sector, said Dar Al Ber helped 85 low-income people of different nationalities to perform Umrah. "The project cost AED110,500," he remarked.
Nearly 10,000 people visited the Friday Charity Market during the holy month of Ramadan, he stated. "Some 40 participating traders contributed more than 2,000 food products to the market visitors for free," he affirmed.
''Nearly 19,318 bags of rice were distributed to 9,659 destitute families, as part of the Zakat Al Fitr project at a value of AED850,000," he said. "Cash assistance provided to low-income people during Ramadan stood at AED3.15 million."
Source: Emirates News Agency