From food drives to second-hand clothes collection, these companies are doing good during the holy month, and you can get involved too
For its third year co-operating with the Humanitarian Society, Coya is running a food drive to prepare, package and deliver dishes from the Coya kitchen to Dubai’s labour camps. This year, the team aims to almost double the number of parcels distributed last year, from 800 to 1,500. Guests can volunteer to get in on the action along with employees, preparing, packaging and delivering the food every Sunday and Wednesday from May 28.
Coya Dubai, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3169600. Taxi: Four Seasons Resort. coyarestaurant.com
Here’s a great opportunity to encourage your little ones to get involved with giving back to charity. Indoor play area Kids HQ is asking children to bring their old toys, shoes, books and more to the venue, between Monday and Wednesday throughout the month of Ramadan, to give away to those in need.
Umm Suqeim Road, Al Barsha 2, Dubai, Sun to Wed 8.30am to 7pm, Thur and Sat 8.30am to 8pm, Fri 10am to 8pm. Tel: (04) 3794233. Taxi: Kids HQ. kidshq.ae
This awesome homegrown lingerie brand is working with Dubai Helping Hands to collect clean, gently-used second-hand bras to distribute to women in labour camps throughout the month of Ramadan. Bring your bras to their boutique store and they’ll be checked, sized and transported to the camps, where staff will offer fit consultations and ‘fit by sight’ for hundreds of women.
Jumeirah Town Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, Sat to Thur 10am to 10pm, Fri 1pm to 10pm. Tel: (04) 3856353. Taxi: Jumeirah Town Centre. tkdlingerie.com
The homewares retailer is teaming up with Mawaheb from Beautiful People to launch a limited edition Ramadan collection. The art studio, located in Al Fahidi (popularly known as Al Bastakiya), works with people with special needs aged 16 years and above. The collection includes cushions, coffee mugs and wall art, designed by Mawaheb arists, and will be available only during Ramadan.
Home Centre, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, Sun to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur to Sat 10am to midnight. Tel: (04) 3414441. Metro: Mall of the Emirates. homecentre.com
Also: City Centre Mirdif, Oasis Mall, Marina Mall, Dalma Mall and Al Qassimiya (Sharjah).
BurJuman is calling far and wide for pre-loved clothes for its Share and Care campaign. During Ramadan, the shopping centre is partnering with Red Crescent to distribute clothes to families in need. There will be a number of easily accessible drop-off points inside the mall, for people to gift their unwanted clothes.
BurJuman, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Sat to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur and Fri 10am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 3520222. Metro: BurJuman. burjuman.com
An initiative synonymous with the Holy Month, the Ramadan Sharing Fridges are back this year – inviting people to stock fridges located throughout Dubai with food and drinks for distribution to the needy. Check out the map, find a fridge, and then drop off any items you like – fruit and vegetables, juices and water are particularly recommended. You’ll find the map and other information (including how to sponsor a fridge yourself) on the initiative’s Facebook page.