The campaign saw over 30,000 contributions that helped more than 400,000 people across Abu Dhabi.
A community drive launched in Abu Dhabi amid Covid-19 has helped raise over Dh1 billion to help those affected by the pandemic. The Authority of Social Contribution’s (Ma’an) ‘Together We Are Good’ campaign helped raise Dh438 million in funds and over Dh600 million in-kind within 100 days.
It saw over 30,000 contributions that helped more than 400,000 people across Abu Dhabi. The first-of-its-kind programme focussed on bringing the community together to help those hit by the crisis. The funds have been used towards providing medical and educational support as well as food supplies and basic needs.
Additionally, thousands of people pledged their time as volunteers, changing the paradigm of social support programmes and setting a new standard of community response to future challenges.
Over 27 million healthy meals were distributed to workers across 35 complexes; 1,744 front-line medical workers benefited from accommodation rooms at hotels and villas; over 20,000 food baskets of high quality, nutritious and healthy essential food and kitchen cupboard items including rice, pasta, dates, beans, tea, jam and noodles, were distributed among 40,000 people.
In addition, 24 government entities stepped forward to donate over 4,000 laptops and tablets to help support children continue their education at home. The programme has financially supported more than 8,000 students to ensure continuity of education.
Employees from Mubadala, Arkan and Emirates Steel also donated part of their monthly salaries to the programme. With 96 community groups also contributing and over 6,000 people volunteering, the ‘Together We Are Good’ programme reflects the true values of social cohesion and unity in Abu Dhabi.
.@maanabudhabi ‘Together We Are Good’ programme marks 100 days of giving and community spirit, along with 30K contributions used to provide support across four key areas to more than 400K residents in Abu Dhabi affected by the health and economic situation. pic.twitter.com/BIS41Spl77
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