World Children's Day proceeds handed over to charity centre

DUBAI — The proceeds from the World Children's Day 2004 campaign organised by McDonald's UAE, and supported by Emirates Post, were handed over to Al Ihsan Charity Centre at a ceremony held at the Centre in Ajman recently.

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Published: Tue 21 Dec 2004, 11:31 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:31 PM

During the ceremony, Atallah Habib, Rafic Fakih, Managing Director of McDonald’s UAE, handed chairman of Al Ihsan Charity Centre the proceeds’ cheque.

Habib expressed his gratitude to the organisors of the event saying, "Our partnership with McDonald's goes beyond short-term relationships. The company is our strategic alliance that aims to alleviate the suffering of many children across the country. This is not the first time that McDonald's UAE supported our Centre and other charitable organisations." The ceremony marked the end of a two-month campaign devised by McDonald's UAE to promote the World Children's Day. Emirates Post supported it through a special cancellation seal that was stamped on all mail for a week.

"We are proud to organise and sponsor the World Children's Day", said Fakih adding, "this event has been specially designed to give a hand to the needy children in our society and it is our duty to look after our kids and support them. We are grateful to Emirates Post for extending generous support."

Abdullah Al Fan, Assistant Director General, Development & Marketing Affairs, Emirates Post, said as a socially committed federal organisation, Emirates Post considers it its duty to support children's causes. "The cancellation seal on World Children's Day stamped on all mail took the message of children's welfare all over the world. We were extremely pleased to team up with McDonald's to support this cause."

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