Dubai: The recently concluded “Give & Gain 2022” Initiative organized by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce became a massive success as it was supported by 4,800+ volunteers who dedicated their efforts for the program.
According to the Dubai Chamber of Commerce statement, 17,460 hours were contributed by volunteers to the initiative across projects touching the lives of more than 147,000 individuals.
The month-long event, a part of the Chamber’s ENGAGE Dubai corporate volunteering program witnessed the participation of 68 organizations, 42 corporate members and 26 community partners in 95 different volunteering activities.
Donations through the initiative included more than 24,100 kilograms of humanitarian aid, including rice, stationery, and clothes. 47,900 meals were given to the needy as part of the program.
Over 5,100 kilograms of e-waste and recyclable materials were collected, and 300+ trees were planted as part of the initiative.
Dr. Belaid Rettab, Senior Director of the Economic Research and Sustainable Business Development Sector at Dubai Chamber of Commerce, pointed out that this year’s campaign witnessed a strong turnout from the business community in Dubai, where participants demonstrated a stronger interest and commitment among businesses to engage in corporate volunteering efforts.
The annual volunteering initiative is an ideal platform for companies and their employees to implement and foster a culture of volunteerism within Dubai’s business community, Mr. Rettab added.
Launched in 2008 by Dubai Chamber of Commerce’s Centre for Responsible Business, ENGAGE Dubai is a program that brings together businesses and community organizations in Dubai to increase the quality and amount of employee community engagement in their local communities.