206 Ramadan Food Bags to Cheer Those in Need
GE Volunteers delivered 206 food bags to needy families and construction workers in the United Arab Emirates during a recent Ramadan charity initiative. Each bag contained approximately AED 150 worth of staple foods such as sugar, flour, cooking oil, rice, grains, pasta, lentils, soup, coffee, tea and beans.
More than 50 GE Volunteers and members of GE Power Generation Services in the UAE partnered with the social services organization Ro’yati Family Society on the project, which delivered a total of AED 30,900 to families and individuals living in the Al Qusais district of Dubai. The volunteers not only helped deliver the packages, but they also purchased, collected, sorted and prepared them.
“While GE works year-round to support the communities in which we operate, Ramadan is a particularly special time to make a difference, both for the volunteers and for those we help,” said Azeez Mohammed, President & CEO of GE Power Generation Services for the Middle East and Africa, who organized the initiative within GE.
The event was part of Ro’yati’s “Got Food” campaign” that seeks to distribute more than 30,000 food bags during Ramadan to needy families and individuals in the UAE.
GE Volunteers are active across the region. Recent activities include a “Comfort for Kids” activity at a Tunisian orphanage where GE Volunteers helped make and distribute more than 50 stuffed animals; a blood donation drive and support to a women’s weaving shop in Egypt; a “My Way to the Job Market” workshop for high school students in Saudi Arabia, and a cycling fundraiser for a special needs school in the UAE.
GE Volunteers is a global initiative of GE that works with local organizations to address social needs by inviting GE employees to contribute in ways that helps build stronger communities. Globally, GE’s employees volunteer more than 1.3 million hours of community service every year.
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