Dubai, As part of the “Clothing Bank” project by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai, IACAD, the amount of used clothes donated – with a total value of AED 4,454,120 – reached 1,113,530 tons in the first half of 2019.
The project recycles and sells second-hand clothes for tertiary income to support various charitable and humanitarian projects. It is one of the pioneering charitable projects of IACAD as part of its commitment to Article 9 of the 50-Year-Charter launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
In Article 9, His Highness directed to increase philanthropic initiatives every year and grow them by at least an equal percentage of the annual economic growth, the Emirates News Agency (WAM).
Commenting on the gesture, Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Habtoor, Director of the Office of Zakat and Charity Affairs, said, “The Clothing Bank project is one of the innovative charitable initiatives launched by IACAD which has clocked remarkable achievements. It has clothed over 25,000 children and contributed to more than 200,000 humanitarian cases worldwide. It is a sustainable green initiative, recycling thousands of tons of unused clothing and supporting the emirate’s clothing trade, given that Dubai is the world’s second biggest retail destination.”
Source: Bahrain News Agency