Sun 10-06-2018 13:32 PM

Dubai Cares receives AED1 million donation from Lulu Group International

DUBAI, 10th June, 2018 (WAM) -- As part of its AED10 million commitment towards Dubai Cares which was announced in 2017, Lulu Group International has handed over a donation cheque of AED1 million in support of Dubai Cares’ global education programmes. The cheque was presented by Yusuff Ali M.A., Chairman and Managing Director of LuLu Group International, to Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares on the sidelines of the inauguration of the new Lulu Hypermarket in Al Warqa, Dubai.

Yusuff Ali M.A. also updated Al Gurg on the progress of the Point of Sale, POS, fundraising initiative that is running across all of LuLu Group International’s Hypermarkets in the UAE during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The initiative which is in partnership with Dubai Cares, sees customers invited to donate AED1 or more at checkout, towards Dubai Cares’ Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools programmes in developing countries. These essential programmes aim to provide basic low-cost water and sanitation infrastructure that is essential for a healthy, hygienic and safe learning environment.

Speaking on the occasion, Al Gurg said, "We are very grateful for Lulu Group International’s generosity, which reiterates the incredible spirit of charity and philanthropy that is embedded within the UAE’s business community. Today’s contribution highlights Lulu Hypermarkets’ deeply rooted belief in our cause and the work we do. We are also grateful for their efforts to engage their customers through impactful and engaging campaigns, thus enabling them to directly support our work. We rely on the invaluable support of organizations such as Lulu Group International and their customers as we continue to play an instrumental role in shaping the global education agenda."

"We are proud to support Dubai Cares' global education programmes that address the various challenges related to access to quality education among children and young people in underprivileged communities around the world. Moreover, through our ongoing engagement with our customers, we are committed to supporting Dubai Cares in its effort to bring clean water and a safe water and sanitation infrastructure to schools in underprivileged communities," said the Chairman of Lulu Group International.

 

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