KNOW THE DONORS
Among those who participated in the drive was a couple who lost their son some years ago. They came to contribute the stationery items in his memory. Another parent, who has a child of determination, contributed a box of pencils and said: “What if my son cannot write, this is his gift for those who can but can’t afford to.” Another group of people, who came from Umm Al Quwain with a truck full of cartons containing stationery items, said they had a “tough childhood and were unable to afford even a single pencil and didn’t want anyone else to suffer the same way”.
A total of 15 corporates brought in 2,178kg of stationery items, a commitment of 500kg was made by five companies, and participating schools donated 500kg.