The “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign has seen a remarkable community-wide response to donating and helping provide a food safety net for underprivileged communities around the world…reports Asian Lite News
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, stressed that generosity and the UAE are two sides of the same coin, and that the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign will continue to welcome donations throughout the year.
Once again leading by example and showing his full support of charity efforts in the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has announced his personal contribution of real estate assets and monetary contributions worth AED 250 million, pushing total contributions to the campaign to AED 1.075 billion, AED 825 million of which donated by over 180,000 contributors.
“Ramadan is a special time in the UAE thanks to the acts of kindness it encourages, to the people of this nation and to the noble values instilled in us by the late Sheikh Zayed. The UAE stands strong because of its charity efforts, and because of the prayers of millions of people who benefit from them,” His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said.
“Endowments is a great tradition that we aim to continue, to ensure the sustainability of giving and generosity. The endowment will always be open to contributions as we encourage more people to be part of this food aid initiative. And we give our thanks to everyone who contributed to the largest ongoing charity in the UAE,” he added.
The “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign has seen a remarkable community-wide response to donating and helping provide a food safety net for underprivileged communities around the world. The endowment fund will continue to welcome contributions throughout the year.
The campaign received donations in the form of land, corporate shares and monetary contributions from businesses and individuals, as well as daily subscriptions to donate by thousands of community members.