Qatar Charity (QC) has introduced various ways to make the process of donation easily accessible for potential donors. The ways to donate include coupon automation system, which involves a touch screen electronic device placed near to the cashier in a number of shopping centres enabling people to donate any amount they wish to QC projects, including Iftar and Zakat al-Fitr.
Once customers complete their shopping, the cashier deducts the designated amount in cash or by credit card after entering the coupon code. Donors could also make their contributions through the QC website. QC provides various mobile phone applications to raise awareness and provide access to make donations: The Qatar Ramadan application contains information about fasting, the holy month, Zakat, Zakat-al-Fitr, recitation of the holy Qur’an, prayer times, determining the Qiblah and other services, including the possibility of communicating with QC concerning its projects, products and services.
The ‘My good deeds’ app allows users to browse through QC projects and choose which the ones they would like to donate to and the amount they desire to give. They can then donate through Qtel or by credit card. The application is available on iPhone, Android, Symbian and Blackberry.
Other donation methods can be accessed through Souq Al-Doha, with coupons which enable donating during shopping, Qtel by donating points for QC projects. Donors could give away their Commercialbank prizes, so they can donate the value of Commercialbank coupons to QC projects as well as “Dream points”, which allows Doha Bank customers to donate their points to QC projects. Donation to QC could be simply done Via SMS: SMS 92133 to donate QR25, SMS 92632 to donate QR50 and SMS 92642 to donate QR100.
QC leads the way in terms of Zakat services, with an expert and dedicated team. The Zakat team has extended its opening hours during the month of Ramadan and will be open 8am until midnight throughout the first 20 days of the month, and until 2am during the last ten days.
source: Gulf Times
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