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From Food drives to sec­ond-hand clothes col­lec­tion, these com­pa­nies are do­ing good dur­ing the holy month, and you can get in­volved too

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six ways to give some­thing back this Ra­madan

COYA

For its third year co-op­er­at­ing with the Hu­man­i­tar­ian so­ci­ety, Coya is run­ning a food drive to pre­pare, pack­age and de­liver dishes from the Coya kitchen to dubai’s labour camps. This year, the team aims to al­most dou­ble the num­ber of parcels distributed last year, from 800 to 1,500. guests can vol­un­teer to get in on the ac­tion along with em­ploy­ees, pre­par­ing, pack­ag­ing and de­liv­er­ing the food ev­ery sunday and Wed­nes­day from May 28.

Coya Dubai, Four Sea­sons Re­sort, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3169600. Taxi: Four Sea­sons Re­sort. co­yarestau­rant.com

KIDS HQ

Here’s a great op­por­tu­nity to en­cour­age your lit­tle ones to get in­volved with giv­ing back to char­ity. in­door play area Kids HQ is ask­ing chil­dren to bring their old toys, shoes, books and more to the venue, be­tween Mon­day and Wed­nes­day through­out the month of Ra­madan, to give away to those in need.

Umm Suqeim Road, Al Bar­sha 2, Dubai, Sun to Wed 8.30am to 7pm, Thur and Sat 8.30am to 8pm, Fri 10am to 8pm. Tel: (04) 3794233. Taxi: Kids HQ. kid­shq.ae

TKD Lin­gerie

This awe­some home­grown lin­gerie brand is work­ing with dubai Help­ing Hands to col­lect clean, gen­tly-used sec­ond-hand bras to dis­trib­ute to women in labour camps through­out the month of Ra­madan. Bring your bras to their bou­tique store and they’ll be checked, sized and trans­ported to the camps, where staff will of­fer fit con­sul­ta­tions and ‘fit by sight’ for hun­dreds of women. Jumeirah Town Cen­tre, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, Sat to Thur 10am to 10pm, Fri 1pm to 10pm. Tel: (04) 3856353. Taxi: Jumeirah Town Cen­tre. tkdlin­gerie.com

HOME CEN­TRE

The home­wares re­tailer is team­ing up with Mawa­heb from Beau­ti­ful Peo­ple to launch a lim­ited edi­tion Ra­madan col­lec­tion. The art stu­dio, lo­cated in al Fahidi (pop­u­larly known as al Bas­takiya), works with peo­ple with spe­cial needs aged 16 years and above. The col­lec­tion in­cludes cush­ions, cof­fee mugs and wall art, de­signed by Mawa­heb arists, and will be avail­able only dur­ing Ra­madan. Home Cen­tre, Mall of the Emi­rates, Dubai, Sun to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur to Sat 10am to mid­night. Tel: (04) 3414441. Metro: Mall of the Emi­rates. home­cen­tre.com

Also: City Cen­tre Mirdif, Oa­sis Mall, Ma­rina Mall, Dalma Mall and Al Qas­simiya (Shar­jah).

BURJUMAN

Burjuman is call­ing far and wide for pre-loved clothes for its share and Care cam­paign. dur­ing Ra­madan, the shop­ping cen­tre is part­ner­ing with Red Cres­cent to dis­trib­ute clothes to fam­i­lies in need. There will be a num­ber of eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble dropoff points in­side the mall, for peo­ple to gift their un­wanted clothes. Burjuman, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Sat to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur and Fri 10am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 3520222. Metro: Burjuman. burjuman.com

RA­MADAN FRIDGES

an ini­tia­tive syn­ony­mous with the Holy Month, the Ra­madan shar­ing Fridges are back this year – invit­ing peo­ple to stock fridges lo­cated through­out dubai with food and drinks for dis­tri­bu­tion to the needy. Check out the map, find a fridge, and then drop off any items you like – fruit and veg­eta­bles, juices and wa­ter are par­tic­u­larly rec­om­mended. You’ll find the map and other in­for­ma­tion (in­clud­ing how to spon­sor a fridge your­self) on the ini­tia­tive’s Face­book page. face­book.com/groups/uae­fridges

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