Dubai : The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai has launched a ‘Clothes for Good’ initiative to nurture the spirit of volunteering in the UAE community through non-conventional means.
Mouza Al Merri, director of Marketing and Corporate Communication at the Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector, RTA, said, “This innovative initiative, branded as ‘Clothes for Good,’ was launched at Dubai Festival City with the aim of assisting needy people in developing countries. It relies on mustering efforts of RTA volunteers as well as visitors to Dubai Festival City.”
“Uniforms of parking inspectors, bus and taxi drivers, and technical staff, which had to be replaced following the endorsement of the new official uniform, will be reconditioned and recycled. Through certain tools provided at the stand of the event, volunteers sort out, clean, adjust, repair and press these clothes. They will then be packed in a decent form consistent with the intended humanitarian objective. They will then be distributed, in co-ordination with Global Textile FZE, to needy persons in the least developed countries,” Al Merri said.
The RTA is gearing up for the launch of other initiatives in support of Day for Dubai.They include Ramadan's 'Meals-on-wheels' initiative unleashed in 2011 involving the distribution of daily Iftar meals in two or three locations throughout the holy month of Ramadan in cooperation with Bait Al Khair.
Volunteers will be invited to make a significant contribution to preparing and processing meals instead of receiving them from Bait Al Khair Society for distribution," she added