Free Food, Education, Zakat & More: 10 Charities In UAE To Contribute To This Ramadan

by Deeplata Garde
Free Food, Education, Zakat & More: 10 Charities In UAE To Contribute To This Ramadan

Charity is a vital aspect of Ramadan and is mandatory for all able Muslims. Giving back is a vital habit all year long, but it is especially important during the holy month. Individuals in need turn to charitable trusts for the assistance they require. And in contrast to other months, assistance is greater during Ramadan. Now let’s take a look at the 10 Ramadan charities that assist the poor in the UAE during the holy month.

1. Emirates Red Crescent

Ramadan: Continuous Giving, an initiative of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), has begun this year. The initiative, which was started under the guidance of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra Area and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), intends to assist more than 2.1 million individuals worldwide. With more than AED 36.8 million in funding, ERC’s Ramadan programmes include Iftar, Zakat-al-Fitr, Eid apparel, and projects for breaking the fast.

2. Dar Al Ber Society

The “Al Ajwadi in Ramadan” initiative, sponsored by the Dar Al Ber Society, intends to raise 140 million dirhams in Dubai. It will aid the less fortunate during the holy month.

Out of 140 million dirhams, 65 million will be used as zakat funds for activities like providing fasting people with breakfast, distributing garments for Eid, providing Ramadan food baskets, and others. The reminder will be used for other resourceful activities.

The programme will continue until the end of Eid Al-Fitr, helping thousands of UAE residents, including widows, divorced women, low-income families, and labourers.

3. Dubai Cares


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Dubai Cares’ foundation lies on the pillars of providing education to all. According to the architect of this foundation, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, Ruler of Dubai, it is also one of the most powerful tools for ending the cycle of poverty. Through sponsoring initiatives for early childhood development, Dubai Cares is significantly contributing to the accomplishment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4. It aims to guarantee inclusive and high-quality education for everyone and encourage lifelong learning by 2030.

4. 1 Billion Meals

One Billion Meals is one of the most well-known charities in Dubai and was founded by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The 100 Million Meals charity drive was successfully finished in Dubai last year. The “1 Billion Meals” initiative will serve the needs of the local and foreign communities for Ramadan 2022 in Dubai.

5. Beit Al Khair Society

The Beit Al-Khair Association launched the Ramadan Mir initiative at the onset of the third week of the month of Sha’ban with funding of 4,750,000 dirhams. The project is a component of the institution’s Ramadan campaign, “Until you spend what you love.” Its sole aim is to support and satisfy over 58,000 families and instances listed in its database. The organisation provides assistance to those in need during Ramadan.

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6. Choithrams Double Blessings

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Choithrams, a well-known grocer in Dubai, has unveiled “Double Blessings,” a Ramadan campaign.
Under this programme, the grocery store will give customers a choice between two food boxes: a ration box for AED 20 or a ready-to-eat meal for AED 10. A box of certain rations is available to customers for AED 50. The money from each sale will be sent to Dubai Cares, which supports international school nutrition programmes.

7. Sharjah Charity International

Massive Dh125 million “Joud” charity effort revealed by Sharjah. The Sharjah Charity Society has disclosed its intentions for “Joud,” the Ramadan campaign for this year, which aims to raise Dh125 million for various help programmes. It aims to help the needy with food and other resources.

8. Al Jalila Foundation


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This foundation aims to educate the younger generation by providing the education infrastructure in UAE. Al Jalila Foundation also supports medical research along with education. By collaborating with certain organisations, the foundation has a history of selecting candidates for scholarship schemes.

9. Al Ihsan Charity Association

The programme typically runs from the final two weeks of Sha’ban through the 15th of Ramadan. The ultimate goal is to provide sufficient food to underprivileged families during the holy month of Ramadan.

The Association’s enrolled families, which include widowed, divorced, abandoned, prisoners’ spouses, and low-income, and needy individuals, are the project’s recipients.

10. Companies for Good Charities

Companies for Good is among the most well-known charities with a base in the UAE that supports a variety of issues all around the country with respect to Ramadan charities in Dubai.

To assist low-income households and blue-collar employees, the charity will launch the “Ramadan Food Distribution Activity” during Ramadan 2022.

So if you want to contribute to these charities, we suggest you visit their official website to understand the process. Help the needy this Ramadan.

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