Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has said it is continuing with its Ramadan Campaign 1441 AH under the slogan, 'It is Better and Greater in Reward', which has been widely received by the public, the media - including newspapers, social media and websites.
This year, the Ramadan Iftar project involves the distribution of food baskets and fresh meals instead of the traditional Ramadan Iftar tents. All health precautions are taken to prevent gatherings as part of QRCS’s large-scale work to curb the spread of Covid-19, particularly at quarantine facilities and highly populated districts.
The distributions of Iftar meals covers 15 main locations, including Fereej Bin Mahmoud, Najma, Abu Hamour, Ain Khaled, Fereej Al Manaseer, Al Khor, Al Wakra, Industrial Area, Mekaines quarantine facility, Al Thakhira, and Al Sailiya.
Around 800 female and 400 male volunteers are engaged in the distribution of readymade Iftar meals, driven by a spirit of social responsibility among the youth in the face of the coronavirus crisis, QRCS has said in a statement.
So far, over 55,000 Iftar meals have been given to beneficiaries across the country. The meals are sealed properly and distributed in a safe
manner. Masks and gloves are used throughout the phases of implementation, from the preparation of food to handover, the statement notes.
These activities are generously supported by many benevolent donors in Qatar, some of whom donate the cost of implementation in whole districts. For example, one donor paid for 36,000 Iftar meals to be distributed to inhabitants of the Industrial Area.
Hundreds of fresh meals are also donated by restaurants and catering enterprises for the Ramadan Iftar project.
QRCS welcomes in-kind donations through the mobile number, 55884707. The donated readymade meals would be distributed to the beneficiaries in a manner that ensures both quality and safety.
QRCS’s Humanitarian Services Fund meets the needs of vulnerable families negatively affected by the Covid-19 restrictions. A total of 27,500 food baskets are made available to eligible families through branches of LuLu Hypermarket.
Examples of other Ramadan food assistance projects conducted by QRCS include Ramadan Meera, Clothe and Feed Them and
Double Reward. These projects are intended to meet the increasing demand for food items, especially amid the persistent coronavirus pandemic.
To apply for food assistance, needy families can call the hotline 16002, Sunday to Thursday, from 8am-11am.
According to the work progress reports, QRCS has achieved around 80%, or QR9mn, of its overall fundraising target of QR12mn.
Individual and institutional donors are urged to give to charity in order to enable QRCS to implement more social welfare projects,
such as Eid Clothing, an important source of help for the vulnerable families.
A Secret Charity scheme has been launched by QRCS to allow donation to charitable activities by deductions from mobile bill on a daily,
weekly or monthly basis. One can donate QR1 per day to the Dig a Well project (send “1” to 92496), QR5 per day to the Treat a Patient project (send “5” to 92496), QR25 per week to the Provide Food project (send “25” to 92496), QR50 per month to the Relieve a Person in Distress (send “50” to 92496), or QR100 per month to the Support Livelihood project (send “100” to 92496).
On QRCS’s mobile app, one can visit this page
, select a language, select a project to donate to, select the deduction system, and then press confirm.
Other means of donation are online
, this short code page
; bank transfer via QIIB (IBAN:
QA66QIIB000000001111126666003); donor service hotline (66666364); home donation pickup (33998898); QRCS headquarters (Corniche); Training and Development Centre (Umm Al Seneem); and donation collection points at Al Meera, Carrefour and LuLu Hypermarket.