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Dubai’s ‘Give & Gain 2022’ initiative draws large turnout of volunteers

Dubai’s ‘Give & Gain 2022’ initiative draws large turnout of volunteers

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce's recent “Give & Gain 2022” initiative drew over 4,800 employee volunteers, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM reported).
Volunteers contributed 17,460 hours to projects that benefited over 147,000 people, according to a statement on Friday.

The event, which lasted a month, is part of the Chamber's ENGAGE Dubai corporate volunteering program.

95 different volunteer activities were carried out by 68 organizations, 42 corporate members, and 26 community partners.More than 24,100 kilograms of humanitarian aid were donated, including rice, stationery, and clothing. In addition, 47,900 meals were served to those in need.

Over 5,100 kilograms of e-waste and recyclable materials were gathered, and over 300 trees were planted.

According to Dr. Belaid Rettab, Senior Director of the Economic Research and Sustainable Business Development Sector at Dubai Chamber of Commerce, this year's campaign saw a strong turnout from the business community in Dubai, with participants demonstrating a stronger interest and commitment among businesses to engage in corporate volunteering efforts.

He added that the annual volunteering initiative is an ideal platform for businesses and their employees to implement and foster a culture of volunteerism within Dubai's business community.

ENGAGE Dubai is a program launched in 2008 by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce's Center for Responsible Business that brings together businesses and community organizations in Dubai to increase the quality and quantity of employee community engagement in their local communities.
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