Saqr Charity distributes ‘Meer Ramadan’ to 1,000 needy families

“The list of beneficiaries spans 100 Emirati and 900 Arab and Asian families who are eligible for contribution, as per the due studies conducted by competent staff social workers.”



By Ahmed Shaaban – Senior Reporter

Published: Sat 13 Jun 2015, 12:51 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:09 PM

Ras Al Khaimah — The Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi Charity Foundation, as part of its Ramadan projects, has distributed 1,000 foodstuff packages to low-income families here.

The foodstuff cartons, locally known as ‘Meer Ramadan’, comprise essential commodities, such as rice, sugar, flour, cooking oil and canned food that families regularly needed during the holy month of Ramadan, according to a top official.

Speaking to Khaleej Times on Wednesday, Mona Mattar, CEO of the foundation, said 1,000 low-income families have benefited from the contribution collected in partnership with the Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, and Majid Al Futtaim Charity Foundation.

Mona Mattar said : “The list of beneficiaries spans 100 Emirati and 900 Arab and Asian families who are eligible for contribution, as per the due studies conducted by competent staff social workers.”

“The seasonal project is meant to ease the suffering of low-income families and fulfil their necessary needs of essential foodstuff commodities during the holy month.” Mattar added: “The Foundation spares no effort to bring happiness to poor, needy and low-income families and support them with indispensable items.” 

The Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi Charity Foundation, earlier, unveiled another programme whereby 2,300 free Iftar meals would be contributed to poor people and blue-collar workers on a daily basis. Mattar said the almost 70,000 meals were to be distributed at eight areas across the emirate.

“The Foundation is also to earmark a number of foodstuff packages of essential commodities for 500 listed low-income families in the emirate irrespective of their nationalities.”

“Eight kiosks have been installed at the areas of the Red Island (Industrial area), RAK Mall (Industrial area), Al Nakheel, Al Rams (along the sea), Khiran, (close to Shaikh Rashid bin Saeed mosque), Al Muairidh, Masafi, and Al Ghail.” Matter said the foundation is reachable at 07-2260007/6 to make donations. 

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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