‘Used Clothing Bank’ a pioneering experience in world of philanthropy

DUBAI, The “Used Clothing Bank Project,” which was launched by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, IACAD, in Dubai, raised AED105 million by selling used clothes, which benefitted around 45,000 people both inside and outside the country, who are mostly children.

The project aims to collect and sell used clothing, to establish various charitable and humanitarian projects.

Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Charity Work Sector of the IACAD, ensured that the IACAD is keen to launch initiatives and projects that will help low-income families.

Al Muhairi added that the tasks of the department’s 30-member team include supervision and monitoring, as well as placing used clothing boxes and unloading and cleaning them while noting that containers are unloaded three times per month outside official working hours and on weekends.

The project also aims to support charity work in Dubai, help people in need both inside and outside the country, as well as to preserve the environment and make the best use of used clothes and shoes.

The project aims to assist 25,000 children and help 200,000 beneficiaries from around the world.

Source: Emirates News Agency