I just got this from my friend. If you’re in the UAE it would be great to join:
Subject: help package 50,000 basic school kits and 50,000 hygiene kits for the Children of Gaza
Dubai Cares is joining a united front of UAE-based relief and charitable organizations to pledge humanitarian assistance and mobilize the UAE community to help the children of Gaza.
There are approximately 275,000 students of primary school age in Gaza and Dubai Cares is asking for your help to support them in this time of need.
Here’s how you can help. Dubai Cares is currently recruiting volunteers to help package 50,000 basic school kits and 50,000 hygiene kits for the Children of Gaza. Approximately 150 participants are needed each day for this event as we are aiming to assemble approximately 10,000 kits a day . We would be honored if you could join us.
Dubai Cares will supply all of the items required for the kits and we need your help to pack and prepare them for shipping to the children of Gaza.
Date: Wednesday, January 14 through January 20, 2009
Venue: DIFC – Emperor Hall
Weekdays: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday January 16, 2009: 2:00 -6:00 p.m.
Saturday January 17, 2009: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
You are welcome to join us anytime. Please bring your friends and family to the venue during our working hours and we will put you to work. You can also help us spread the word by forwarding this email to others who you believe may want to help. We will have snacks and beverages available.
Should you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at: gaza /at/ dubaicares /dot/ ae
We hope you will be able to join with us to show solidarity for the children of Gaza.
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