DOING ITS BIT
Shakespeare and Co, a popular restaurant and chocolatier in Doha, donated more than QR58,000 in 2014 to support three major causes: Qatar Autism Center, One Cup for Gaza and Qatar Cancer Society.
The funds raised were a direct result of the generosity of the restaurant's local patrons at both the Dar Al Salam and The Pearl branches. Shakespeare and Co. began 2014 by pledging to support the Qatar Autism Center by financially sponsoring three families who were unable to afford the tuition. Further, the restaurant raised QR42,000 that enabled the children to attend the centre on a full-time basis and were provided with all the tools needed to help develop their abilities and skills throughout the year.
Sami Azrak, CEO of Shakespeare and Co, says: “We believe that it is important to always give back to the community that we operate in. As a company, we are determined to make a positive and sustainable contribution however we can. Over the last 12 months, we raised over QR58,000 for three locally-based organisations who are committed to making a real difference. Shakespeare and Co. will build on its successful contributions of last year by supporting local charities in 2015, and is in discussions with the Qatar Cancer Society to work together to raise awareness of cancer."