Share the Spirit of Giving this Ramadan
Published 09 May 2019 at 13:15
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The Holy Month is the time for good deeds and the right time to set your child a good example and teach them compassion, generousity, mercy and kindness towards others. Various organizations have set the pace for charitable initiatives and welcome everyone to join them. So get yourself involved and lend a hand to those in need or who are less fortunate by donating clothes, toys, books, food or other items, or by showing acts of kindness in another way. Ramadan is the time of bringing people together and teaching each other sympathy and tolerance.
Embrace the true spirit of giving and sharing this Ramadan!
Image Credit: BurJuman
This Holy Month, BurJuman has partnered with UAE Red Crescent to support those less fortunate. Visitors may drop off their gently used clothes and toys at the donation boxes across the mall.
In addition, BurJuman invites visitors to explore the traditional activities that depict the culture and the importance of the month as well as commemorate the Year of Tolerance where people come together as one.
Where to donate: donation boxes across the mall
Ramadan Mall Timings: 10 AM - MidnightFind out more
Image Credit: Times Square Center
“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” — Mother Teresa
This Ramdan, aside from the holistic and traditional Ramadan hospitality, the sharing of complimentary Gahwa and dates, and henna painting, Times Square Center has taken a unique initiative with greener, smarter and more sustainable activities to support sharing kindness, knowledge and an understanding for the environment that surrounds us. You have a great chance to educate your children on how not to throw away plastic that could be recycled and reused and how to live a greener, more sustainable life and contribute to a healthier eco-systemy in a series of complimentary children’s workshops at Times Square Center. In addition, you are invited to set a good example and bring your empty, single-use plastic bottles to Times Square Center for recycling, in exchange for a free reusable water bottle. Learn to be tolerant to our environmment as this what we all have in common.
Where to bring plastic bottles: "Rethink Plastic" Center at Times Square Center, 6th May to 8th June
Children's Recycling Workshops Timings: 6th May to 4th June 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Times Square Center's Opening Hours: Saturday – Wednesday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Thursday & Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Image Credit: City Centre Deira
City Centre Deira encourages families to make a difference by donating your toys, books and clothing and create a great moment together.
Where to donate: Centre Court, Level G.
Ramadan Mall Timings: 10:00AM – 1:00AMFind out more
Image Credit: British Orchard Nursery
This Ramadan, British Orchard Nursery is working with Unilever to collect clothes and shoes for all ages which will be washed using their partners, Comfort and Omo before being sent out across the UAE to people in need.
Encourage your child to pick out any clothes or shoes to bring and donate. In this way, you will help to spread happiness and teach your child the importance of sharing.
Where to donate: British Orchard Nursery's locations
British Orchard Nursery's Opening Hours: Sunday - Thursday 7 AM - 6 PM
Image Credit: Arabian Center
Arabian Center continues the tradition of lighting lamps of change at the Tree of Life. Last year, over 100,000 donations were collected which were distributed by the Red Crescent Society to those in need. Let's keep on nurturing this tradition through donations such as money, clothes, books, toys etc and hanging a lantern on the Tree of Life for each contribution made.
Every lamp lit means a life changed!
Where to donate: The Tree of Life, Ground Floor - Night Court
Ramadan Timings: 10 AM to 12:30 AM. All Food & Beverage outlets will start after Iftar in the evening until 1 AM.Find out more
Bring smiles to children who are less fortunate with Mawada Project's Ramadan Events
Image Credit: The Mawada's Project
This Ramadan, share your love and bring joy to the lives of children who are sick or who are not so fortunate by taking part in a range of Ramadan charity events organized by the Mawada's Project.
Take the time with your family to write a card to a child with chronic illness to show that you are thinking of them or help to prepare 1000 hand-made toys for Eid for refugee children who otherwise have little access to toys and play! Teens and adults can also help to make wigs that will be gifted to children with cancer or who experience hair loss from their treatment. This is a unique opportunity to do something meaningful this Ramadan and engage in an act of kindness.
25 May - Preparing Gifts for Refugee Children
Ramadan Sharing Fridges
Image Credit: Ramadan Sharing Fridges Project FB page
Sharing food and water in Ramadan Fridges is now an established tradition that started as a single fridge installed to provide free food and drink to community workers during Ramadan and quickly spread across Dubai. Join this amazing community initiative with your family and help to fill the fridge by placing food, water, juices etc. Make your own contribution to the community and share the true spirit of giving.
There are currently around 200 fridges in Dubai and their number is growing as new fridges continue to appear.
Where to donate: all over the city. You can find the list of fridges and the nearest one to you on this map.
Showing acts of kindness is a great way to demonstrate children how to be compassionate and tolerant towards others.
Learn about other ways to teach your child tolerance.