Travel Point’s Box of Hope 2017 char­ity ini­tia­tive brings smiles on faces of fam­i­lies in the sul­tanate

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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.

Su­nil Prab­hakar, CEO, Travel Point, said, “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.”

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