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Special Campaigns for Ramadan

Basic Steps to Fight COVID-19

Volunteering for COVID-19

Donations for COVID-19


10 Million Meals | YallaGive

  • UAE’s biggest food distribution drive, to provide food parcels and meals for low-income and vulnerable families and individuals affected by COVID-19
  • The campaign coincides with the advent of the holy month of Ramadan
  • Organized by The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) in collaboration with the Social Solidarity Fund Against Covid-19
  • Donate now through:
    • Online donation
    • SMS donation “Meal” via Etisalat & Du
    • Bank Transfer to Account Name ‘MBR Humanitarian and Charity EST’
    • In-kind donations via toll-free number 800 4006

World’s Tallest Donation Box

  • Part of the 10 Million Meals campaign
  • Organized by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, (MBRGI) in collaboration with Dubai’s iconic skyscraper, Burj Khalifa
  • 1.2 million LED lights of the Burj Khalifa for sale
  • 1 light = 10 AED = 1 meal
  • Donors will help light up the Burj Khalifa and provide a meal to someone in need
  • A countdown will be displayed on Burj Khalifa’s façade and the initiative’s website to track donations raised in real-time
  • Donate now

Emirates Red Crescent

  • Food donation options include Iftar meals, food baskets, a month’s supply of food, as well as feeding the needy
  • “Be Well” campaign for workers
    • Launched on May 1st, International Workers Day
    • Organized by the National Program for Happiness and Wellbeing in partnership with Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE), Red Crescent Authority and Du telecommunications
    • Promotes the health and safety of workers in conjunction with national efforts to combat COVID-19
    • Donate now to the “Be Well” box, which contains 44 essential items for workers including:
      • Face Masks
      • Gloves
      • Sanitizers
      • Food Items
      • New Phone Sim Card
      • Calling Credit

Beit Al Khair Society

  • Food donation options include meals worth AED10, monthly food baskets worth AED525, as well as general food coupons (variable amount)
  • Donate now
    • Online donation
    • Toll Free: 800 22554

Sharjah Charity International

  • Donation options include Iftar meals for fasting individuals, food baskets for families and Eid costumes for children.
  • Donate now
    • Online donation
    • SMS donation:
      • “Iftar” to 6211 (AED 15) or to 6213 (AED 30)
    • Other COVID-19 Pandemic Relief SMS donations:
      • AED 10 to 6210
      • AED 50 to 6214
      • AED 100 to 6215
      • AED 200 to 5056

International Humanitarian and Charity Organization

  • Donation options include food packages for Iftar, Suhoor meals, food parcels, Eid costumes, meals for poor villages, drilling of wells, etc.
  • Projects are conducted both inside and outside the UAE
  • Donate now

Al Ihsan Charity Association

  • Donation options include rations for vulnerable populations, Iftar meals for fasting individuals, Eid costumes for orphans, etc.
  • Projects are conducted both inside and outside the UAE
  • Donate now
    • Online donation
    • SMS donation of AED 15 to 2900 (Etisalat) for “Feed the Poor”

Emirates Charity

  • Donation options include building water wells, clinics, classrooms and orphanages, providing blankets and clothes for children, housing for the poor, medical supplies, etc.
  • Donate now
    • Online donation
    • SMS donation of AED 20 to 5067 for food donations

Dar Al Ber Society

  • Donation options include building wells and water systems, bread charities, medical supplies such as baby milk and visual aid, meals for the poor, etc.
  • Projects are conducted both inside and outside the UAE
  • Donate now
    • Online donation
    • Toll Free: 800 79
    • SMS donations of:
      • AED 200 to 6026
      • AED 100 to 6027
      • AED 50 to 2252
      • AED 20 to 6025
      • AED 10 to 2289


#Stay Home Campaign

  • One of the simplest ways to join the fight against COVID-19 is to stay home and prevent the spread of the virus
  • Only interact with immediate members of your home and go out only for emergencies

Get certified in the “Let’s Break the Chain of COVID-19 Infection” course

  • Conducted by the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Online course
  • Completely free
  • Takes less than 1 hour to complete


#UAE_Volunteers Campaign

  • Launched by the Higher National Committee for Regulating Volunteering during Crisis
  • Browse a comprehensive list of COVID-19 relief initiatives across the UAE
  • Volunteers can choose between working on the field or working virtually
  • Training is provided by Sanid, an Emirates Foundation programme

Volunteer with Health Heroes | Dubai Health Authority (DHA)

  • Register as a volunteer on the DHA app
  • Visit the “Upcoming Events” page regularly to check for volunteering opportunities

Volunteering with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP)

  • You have to be a citizen or resident of the UAE with a valid Emirates ID
  • You should be able to communicate in both English and Arabic
  • You should have a degree in any medical field
  • You should be open to working morning shifts, night shifts, or both

Volunteering with Day for Dubai

  • An initiative by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council
  • Download the app and sign up for events


COVID-Solidarity Response Fund for WHO

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading the war against COVID-19
  • Donate now

Ma’an | Authority of Social Contribution in Abu Dhabi

Education Uninterrupted | Dubai Cares

  • 90% of the world’s student population is currently out of school
  • Dubai Cares has joined Unesco in the Global Education Coalition to help countries find solutions for distance learning for students
  • Donate now
    • Text “donate” to 9300 for AED 300
    • Text “donate” to 9900 for AED 900
    • #EducationUninterrupted


The Fund of the United Arab Emirates: Homeland of Humanity

  • The UAE Pro League (UAEPL) has launched #SkillDonation and has called on its 14 professional clubs
  • A 10-day challenge that encourages fans to film themselves juggling a football ten times before posting the video on social media
  • UAEPL will donate AED100 for every video posted to the fund
  • You can also directly donate to the fund

GlobalGiving | Coronavirus Relief Fund

  • GlobalGiving sends regular email updates to donors about how donations are processed
  • Provided emergency grants to non-profits battling COVID-19 in China, Italy, Iran, South Korea and the US.
  • Donate now

Penny Appeal Middle East

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