FAB supports Emirates Foundation’s food box initiative this Ramadan
AED 1 million offering will provide essentials to low income households and quarantined communities
Abu Dhabi, April 23, 2020: First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) will provide AED 1 million to the Emirates Foundation, the national foundation of the UAE established to facilitate public-private partnerships for empowering youth and social responsibility programmes. The fund will be used to provide food boxes to people in need during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Food boxes will be distributed to low income households and quarantined communities, including the elderly. FAB is proud to be a part of the community and is supporting the initiative as part of its ongoing social commitment.
Hana Al Rostamani, Deputy CEO and Group Head of Personal Banking at FAB, said: “We are humbled to be able to work with the Emirates Foundation at this special time of the year to support such a crucial humanitarian effort in our community. With so much of our daily life disrupted this Ramadan, it is more important than ever that people remain united under the present circumstances, and reach out to those that can benefit from our support the most. FAB is fully committed to finding new ways of sharing the spirit and blessings of Ramadan in these times, and we encourage everyone to do the same.”
Mohanna Al Mheiri, Chief of Staff at Emirates Foundation, added: “With Ramadan approaching, and in light of the unprecedented global crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the values of solidarity, generosity and brotherhood among all segments of society are of utmost importance. FAB’s generous initiative is a reflection of the noble human and societal values that are core to the identity of Emirati society, and we at Emirates Foundation highly value their efforts in supporting public-private social responsibility initiatives. We also recognise the efforts made by our diverse community, both as institutions and individuals, and thank the volunteers who continuously extend unwavering support to our society.”
In addition to Emirates Foundation, FAB is donating AED 1 million to the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) 2020 Ramadan Campaign.
FAB is also offering extensive community support during the COVID-19 outbreak. Initiatives include pledging another AED 1 million to Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) to provide meals for frontline health professionals fighting the COVID-19 coronavirus, and AED 5 million to provide laptops to students for distance learning, in partnership with the Ministry of Education.