Majid Al Futtaim—the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia— saw overwhelming support for the 12th annual ‘Make a Difference Together’ campaign at its community malls in Sharjah this Ramadan.
Matajer Al Juraina, Matajer Al Quoz, Matajer Al Mergab and Matajer Al Khan – neighbourhood retail concepts by Sharjah Holding PJSC, a joint venture between Majid Al Futtaim Properties and Sharjah Asset Management, and My City Centre Al Nasseriya marked the Holy Month by encouraging the community to embrace the values of generosity with the annual campaign that encourages people to donate gently used clothes, books, toys and non-perishable food items, at the special donation boxes placed inside the malls.
This year, Matajer malls invited schoolchildren and government officials to get involved, as well. The malls distributed donation bags at neighbourhood schools and government organisations, including Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, Sharjah Centre for Learning Difficulties, Al Arqam Model School for Boys, Sharjah Districts and Villages Affairs Department, Samaya Team, Sharjah Police, Sharjah Economic Development Department and the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce to fill with supplies– these were handed out to the less fortunate by the Emirate’s Red Crescent.
Last year, more than 60 tonnes of items were donated to underprivileged families across the region through participating charity organisations. Visitors to the malls can continue to donate until the end of Ramadan.