Lulu Group International, the fastest growing UAE-based retail chain, has handed over a AED 467,271 (USD 127,228) cheque donation to Dubai Cares at its headquarters in Dubai, which was raised through a charity campaign organized during the Holy month of Ramadan this year.
The fundraising campaign, which was organized in partnership with Dubai Cares, invited customers to donate AED 1 or more at checkout across its Hypermarkets in the UAE, in an effort to raise funds for Dubai Cares’ Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in Schools programs in developing countries. This funding will ensure the provision of basic low-cost water and sanitation infrastructure that is essential for a healthy, hygienic and safe learning environment in developing countries.
The cheque handover was made by Salim M.A. Director of LuLu Group International to Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares.
Speaking about the generous contribution made by Lulu Group International, Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares said: “Once again, we are very thankful to Lulu Group International for their support and for choosing to support Dubai Cares’ WASH programs. We also appreciate the generosity of Lulu Hypermarket’s customers who have collectively raised AED 467,271. Education and health go hand in hand, as millions of school days are missed every year due to poor health and illness, affecting children’s abilities to learn and prosper. Moreover, schools remain a central mechanism to teach lifelong lessons on basic hygiene, nutrition and the environment that help children lead a healthy and balanced life.”
Mr. Salim M.A. expressed his gratitude to Lulu Hypermarkets’ customers for making this fundraising campaign a success. He added, “We are truly strong believers in the transformative power of education and very proud of our support of an extremely vital cause. Through our ongoing engagement with our customers, we are committed to supporting Dubai Cares in its commendable efforts to provide clean and safe water and sanitation infrastructure in schools for underprivileged communities in developing countries,” said Salim MA, Director, Lulu Group International.”
Lulu Group has been supporting Dubai Cares’ local fundraising initiatives for many years, as part of its CSR efforts.