17 July, 2006

UPDATES - Workers Relief Effort

Read the previous post here

CAMPAIGN UPDATE For The Workers Relief Effort:

Good news - we've collected the first lot of clothes, and the rapid and extremely generous response by people in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah has astounded us.

We've received washed and clean clothes for workers ranging from formal shirts, trousers to t-shirts to shalwar kameez / kurta pajama and even new packs of undergarments.

While t-shirts,shirts and trousers would be worn by a majority of workers from India and Bangladesh, workers from Pakistan would be happy with shalwar kameez suits.

Some generous donors have also volunteered to supply or fund the entire stock of cooking utensils and flip-flops (chappals) for the workers.

Some have volunteered to collect clothes for us from their friends, neighbours.

We are truly humbled by the response!

As word spreads more and more people are contacting us, wanting to help in so many ways.

If you missed out in the first collection drive that ended on Saturday, but still want to help with clothes or in any other way in this project, please contact:

Sandeep for Dubai: 050 2570433
Farrukh for Abu Dhabi: 050 7151722
Mufaddal for Sharjah: 050 5955975

Thank you all for helping us make this happen,

Farrukh Naeem & Mayura Sandeep
Founders & Moderators


Tainted Female said...

This is a wonderful show of support. I’m always amazed by the numbers of generous people here who get together and make big positive changes through charity for someone (or even a group of people) find themselves in dire need.

farrukh naeem said...

True - it is so humbling, tainted. There is so much of good in people even in these violent times.

We also hope and pray that peace comes soon in Lebanon. Our prayers for the innocent civilians there.

BD said...

My compliments to you guys for setting this up. It seems like you've hit upon something--beyond meeting an immediate need. I think something could be done to organize this effort in some fashion to keep it going, while not burdening any one person too much. I would be willing to help set up a webpage where all info regarding this effort could be published. Let me know if this would be useful.

Tainted Female said...


I'm broke, and everything I own is in boxes because I've just moved, so I have nothing to donate. But if there is anything else you can think of that I might be of use for when it comes to supporting this, please send am email my way.

I would love to get involved somehow. I just don't know what I can do. Sort of the same situation when it comes to supporting the Lebanese charity requests.

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