Dubai: This Ramadan, several home-grown and leading local organisations have come together to support the community during Ramadan. Dubai-originated CAFU has teamed up with du, Ecyclex, National Food Products Company (NFPC), and Emirates Red Crescent to support blue collar workers and low-income families by providing them with iftar meals and calling cards this year.
A month-long commitment
Starting April 13 and until the last day of Ramadan, CAFU is providing their pilots and crew, RTA taxi drivers and security guards within communities they deliver fuel to, with recyclable Iftar boxes supplied by Ecyclex — a UAE certified recycler, containing food supplied by NFPC, along with free calling cards provided by du, for them to connect with their families despite the challenges of the year and being separated from their loved ones.
The on-demand fuel delivery and car service that puts its customers and communities at the heart of its endeavours, has also partnered with Emirates Red Crescent to give its customers the chance to add AED 10 to their fuel delivery order, which will help provide one iftar meal delivered to low-income individuals and families so they can safely end their fast in line with Emirates Red Crescent’s social distancing guidelines and in support of their aim to deliver 6,000 iftar meals a day.
Standing up in the need of the hour
Nabra Al Busaidi, Sustainability and Community manager at CAFU said: “This past year has been one that has tested us all and kept us physically distant, often from our friends and family, but it has also brought us closer together by strengthening our support and appreciation for one another. And the same goes for organisations, particularly home-grown businesses with a passion for giving back to our communities.”
Spreading love and support
Mohammad Abdulmoti, managing partner of Ecycles, added: “We serve our planet and communities through the work we do with passion and commitment. It is heartening to work with other locally born or established organisations that share this same passion and commitment, and we are delighted to contribute towards creating a comfortable and connected Ramadan for those that really are the unsung heroes of our community,” said Mohammad Abdulmoti, managing partner of Ecyclex.
Commenting on the collaboration with CAFU this Ramadan, Mohamed Ahmed Al Yammahi of Emirates Red Crescent said: “It is our responsibility to use our resources to serve our people and communities. During Ramadan, particularly, it is an honour to be able to spread love and support by also rallying other members of our communities who are blessed with the means to do so.”