Ramadan events benefit hundreds of children in the UAE

The Gift of Giving Ramadan programs are a highlight in Action Care’s calendar each year, and Ramadan 2015 has been no exception, with a total of thirteen Gift of Giving programs conducted for over 750 less-privileged children, including those with special needs, in each of the seven emirates.

In each location, the Action Care crew and corporate volunteers welcomed the children to a five-star venue with a program of interactive games, face painting, a Ramadan-themed treasure hunt, and Arabic-lantern art activity. Laughter and applause marked the program highlight, “The House that Glowed”, a dramatic and heartwarming play celebrating Ramadan and the joy of giving to others in need. The “Gift of Giving” came to life as the children and volunteers worked together to pack school bags to be distributed to other children in need. The celebration concluded with a sumptuous Iftar and specially selected back-to-school gifts for each child.

Gift of Giving program featured in the news:

Khaleej Times: http://ktimes.co/ed52a

City 7 TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c0lfnjY1NM

All of us who participated in a volunteer opportunity are keen to be involved in such projects in future. Talk about it being life changing!

Julia Chan