Posted on April 24, 2020

The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched a series of charitable projects to benefit tens of thousands of vulnerable families and groups in Qatar under its Ramadan Campaign 1441 A.H. titled ‘Better and Greater is Better’.

This year, the Ramadan Iftar project will be limited to food baskets, as all the Ramadan Iftar tents have been cancelled to prevent the spread of coronavirus. A total of 20,000 food baskets will be distributed to meet the needs of needy families during the Holy month of Ramadan. It is meant to make them happy and satisfied in these blessed days, as part of the mission of QRCS to reach out to the vulnerable everywhere.

Another project is to help poor families and expatriate workers who have been adversely affected by the Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lock-up. 6,000 and 1,500 baskets will be distributed to families and workers, respectively. The Double Rewards project allows each donor to purchase a food basket and then donate it to a poor person. A part of the value of the basket will then be given to another poor beneficiary. At the end of the day, more will benefit from the donation, and the donor will have more joy in giving and more divine reward.

Muna Fadhel al Sulaiti, Executive Director of the QRCS Volunteering and Local Development Division, explained how this food assistance will be provided. “Using modern technology, a first-of-its-kind computerized beneficiary database has been set up and shared with our partner, LuLu Hypermarket, where the beneficiaries can collect their respective food baskets at nine branches across the country upon presenting their personal IDs”. “With this method, more than 27,500 food baskets would be distributed to the needy, while ensuring maximum safety,” said Al Sulaiti. “Those who need assistance can contact us via the hotline (16002) on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.” She thanked Lulu Hypermarket for their effective cooperation with QRCS, under their bilateral partnership agreement and the principle of corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Other projects to be implemented during Ramadan include:

  1. Zakat-ul-Fitr: Food baskets for 1,250 beneficiaries;
  2. Ramadan Provisions: Food vouchers for 750 beneficiaries;
  3. Eid Clothing: Purchase of Eid clothes for 500 children; and
  4. This Is My Wish: Gifts and toys for sick children.

To donate to QRCS’s Ramadan campaign, you can donate online (www.qrcs.org.qa); send an SMS (app.qrcs.org.qa/cov); call hotlines (66666364 – 33998898); make a bank transfer via QIIB (IBAN: QA66QIIB000000001111126666003); or visit - QRCS’s headquarters in Corniche, QRCS’s Training and Development Center in Umm Al-Seneem, or QRCS’s donation collection agents (Al Meera, LuLu, and Carrefour).

source: Qatar Tribune

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