Xerox upholds the spirit of the Holy Month
Rushika Bhatia

Xerox upholds the spirit of the Holy Month

Xerox Emirates, a member of Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group, held a charity Iftar – Umniat Al Khair on 23rd August 2011 at their office complex in International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) for orphan children in UAE who are currently living under the supervision of Dubai Charity Association.

Xerox Emirates hosted over 20 kids between the age group of 5-10 years from different orphanages in Dubai and Sharjah. Fun activities like face-painting, and balloon twisting were also organized for the entertainment of these disadvantaged kids.

Employees of Xerox Emirates also participated in the cause by contributing generously to raise money and other usable items such as books, school bags, toys,and also brought their children to the function in order to spend some quality time with these underprivileged children. Avis UAE, a member of Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group also contributed towards the cause by providing transportation for the kids.

The event was also attended by key guests Mr. Ahmed Hareb Al Otaiba, Vice Chairman and Mr. Bilal Hamadeh, CEO of Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group.

“Social Responsibility has been ingrained in the Xerox culture since our earliest days as a company. Though our leadership on CSR is a source of pride, we continue to reach for even higher levels of performance and we at Xerox Emirates feel responsible for contributing towards social economic growth of the less fortunate people around us.” said Andrew Hurt, General Manager of Xerox Emirates. “In our day to day lives we get busy and sometimes forget to do the righteous things. But Ramadan is a reminder to be thankful to God for giving us this life and an opportunity to share our joys with other.”  Hurt added.

“The Holy month of Ramadan is an occasion where everyone should contribute towards who are less fortunate and we would like to thank Xerox Emirates and all their staff for hosting kids from our orphanages for a wonderful evening, and also in making them feel that they are not forgotten,” said Issam Mowafi, Head of Orphanages, Dubai Charity Association.