Travel Point’s Box of Hope 2017 charity initiative introduced
Travel Point, Oman’s largest travel and hospitality company, has launched the #TRAVELPOINTBOXOFHOPE2017, a special charity initiative as part of their annual CSR activities.
This year, the campaign took off during Ramadan, with a Box of Hope being placed at the Travel Point office in Qurm, where both the employees and the customers could donate food, clothes and other household items and drop it in the box.
More than 100 people donated and the collection was handed over to Al Rahma Charity Organisation who distributed this to the less fortunate. In addition, a team of ten employees from the company set out on a weekend with little Boxes of Hope that contained food items and distributed it to around 50 Omani houses on the outskirts of Muscat to help them celebrate a better iftar with their family during the time of fasting.
The team also spent some time with the Omani families and their children sharing smiles and love.
With the success of this campaign, Travel Point will continue to place the Box of Hope at their office in Qurm, which will then be sent through a charity organisation to the countries that seem to be more in need of all the help they can get.
The company encourages all the people in Oman to join this drive and donate books, toys, clothes, dry food and canned food items. The next donation is scheduled to take place just before Eid al Adha in the first week of September.
“People’s lives are monotonous. But it truly makes an enormous difference when you stop by to look around at those who are not as fortunate as you are. This charity initiative is a reminder to all of us to count our blessings every day, and collect them in a little box of hope that we can share with those that have fewer ones,” said Astrin D’Silva, manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Travel Point.
Travel Point also organises an Annual Blood Donation Camp and has in the past associated itself with other charity initiatives such as the Oman Cancer Association, donations to Dar al Atta, among others.
“We would like to thank all our customers and the team of Travel Point for participating in this caring initiative that is meant to ‘make a difference’ to the society. We hope that the spirit of giving that started during Ramadan will continue in the rest of the year. There has been a generous response already, and we look forward to carrying the spirit in the years ahead,” said Sunil Prabhakar, CEO, Travel Point.
Travel Point has emerged as one of the most reputed and successful travel service providers in Oman.