DP World supports charity initiatives

Dubai: For the second consecutive year, DP World, UAE Region donated to needy families through the Beit Al Khair Society, a UAE charity organisation where the company undertook the responsibility to sponsor 500 orphaned children.

Helping children in need has been a top priority for DP World, UAE Region during the Holy Month of Ramadan, where community activities involved supporting hundreds of orphans, special needs children and Palestinian children needing medical care, said a release.

The initiatives were organised in line with DP World’s corporate responsibility commitment to contribute positively to the communities where it operates.

DP World, UAE Region also sponsored an awareness campaign supporting the Dubai Autism Center’s efforts to raise funds to care for its special needs students, and an Iftar reception organised by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation in support of the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, a non-profit body founded in 1991 to provide free medical treatment for children.

During the Holy Month, the premier regional port operator organised Iftar meals for over 700 workers every day at its flagship facility in Jebel Ali, in addition to collecting books that will be sold during the “Pink Book Fair” in October, with the proceeds donated to the breast cancer awareness campaign “Safe and Sound”.

Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said, “We are pleased to reach out to the community through organisations that have been doing commendable social work both within and outside the UAE. Ramadan is a month of giving and we are pleased to have had the opportunity to extend to those in need especially during this Holy Month”.