Dubal reaches out to the less privileged
Dubai, October 14, 2010
Dubai Aluminium Company Limited (Dubal) recently hosted two outreach campaigns reflecting caring and sharing, with both initiatives engaging its employees in giving to the community.
One of the drives, called Bring a Smile, involved presenting a gift bag filled with everyday lifestyle items to 991 labourers who work for contractors on the company’s Jebel Ali site.
Employees donated a large proportion of the items distributed, with Dubal covering the shortfall to reach the total target. The response to the initiative was resoundingly positive.
In addition to contributing items, a large group of employees assisted voluntarily in the final packing and counting of the bags; as well as the distribution of the gift bags to the intended recipients.
The other drive was to collect items for the needy — including non-perishable food items, cleaning and personal hygiene products, clothing and household soft furnishings — which were presented to Red Crescent for onward distribution in the community. A total of 75 boxes were filled with items donated by employees and their families.
“Dubal cares about the community and provides corporate support for projects that improve the quality of life for underprivileged or disempowered members of the community,” Mohammed A Yahya, manager, corporate relations and international affairs.
“We also encourage our employees to become engaged in the community by investing time, skills or other resources at a personal level. These two campaigns achieved all these objectives while simultaneously making a meaningful difference in society,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service