We are excited to announce the launch of our latest community project: Pay it Forward, in collaboration with Fetchr, that encourages and facilitates people to donate to Dubai Foundation for Women and Children. In sync with the holy month of Ramadan, the project aims to make it easy for you to donate, helps you get a little more involved in the community and give back to those in need this charitable month. The initiative is based on the principle of ‘paying a good deed forward’ and to inspire people to help make a difference or a positive change in someone else’s life. How does it work? With a delivery of an item purchased through our website, each delivery box includes a free shipping code and an instruction guide on how to re-purpose the box to make donations. Once you’ve re-packed the box you can use pickup services through Fetchr or drop off your repacked box at any Virgin Megastore branch in the UAE. All donations go to the Dubai foundation for Women & Children. Alternatively, you can also pass by any of our stores to pick up a box or simply use any spare box you may have at home, fill it up with items from the below list, repack it and drop it off in our stores or schedule for a delivery! Acceptable items for donations include the below. All items must be new or in perfect condition
- Baby and children’s clothing and toys
- Feeding accessories
- Women’s clothing and accessories
Items to avoid: Fragile and breakable items. Liquids, food or medicines and overweight items should be avoided as well.
Dubai Foundation For Women and Children The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) is the first licensed non-profit shelter in the UAE for women and children victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and human trafficking. It was established in July 2007 to offer victims immediate protection and support services in accordance with international human rights obligations. Our Vision: A community free of violence and abuse. Our Mission: The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children aims to alleviate violence against women and children through protection, prevention and promotion. Our Helpline Service: We provide a free of charge helpline service (800111) for all the residents of the UAE 24/7. If you’d like to make a monetary donation to the foundation, click here
Fetchr The Fetchr app eliminates the hassle of sending and receiving packages by using your phone as your physical address, thus solving the problem of no addresses in the Middle East. With just a touch of a button on your cell phone, a driver arrives to a customer’s exact location via the phone, to pick up a package and deliver it into the hands of their recipient — whenever and wherever they need it. Fetchr’s sophisticated logistics technology connects the dots between customer, package, driver and sender to provide faster and more seamless deliveries. Fetchr is based in Dubai and successfully raised the largest investment of US based venture funds in the Middle East for series A 11 million dollar raise.
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