Retail tycoon and Lulu Group Chairman MA Yusuff Ali is pledging his support for Sheikh Mohammed’s ‘10 Million Meals’ campaign with a generous AED 1 million donation to provide 125,000 meals.
MA Yusuff Ali donates AED 1 million
Corporate giants from around the world are making big contributions to relief organizations offering aid to victims affected by Coronavirus, and MA Yusuff Ali is stepping up to the occasion from the UAE’s entrepreneur community by pledging a whopping AED 1 million for the ‘10 Million Meals’ campaign by the Emir of Dubai and UAE Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The donation can provide up to 125,000 meals.
Known for his philanthropic works, Yusuff Ali has been at the forefront of financial aid for the nation in the wake of Coronavirus, donating AED 100,000 to UAE-based charities for supporting low-income workers, contributing Rs 250 million (AED 12m) to the PM Cares Fund by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rs 100 million (AED 4.8m) to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s fund
Massive donations pouring in for ‘10 Million meals’ campaign
Scores of super-rich businessmen in the region are making donations to the ‘10 Million Meals’ campaign, including Emirati businessman Ali Abdulla Al Shafar pledging 250,000 meals worth AED 1 million, Abdulkader Al Sankari & sons giving AED 2 million to provide 250,000 meals, and Hussain Sajwani, chairman of DAMAC Properties, contributing AED 1 million to provide 125,000 meals.
Here’s how you can contribute
Citizens and residents are encouraged to join the campaign, open to donations through their official website, via SMS, through bank transfers or in-kind food parcels. Every meal costs Dhs 8, and here’s the procedure:
1) Online donation
Purchase a specific number of meals through the website, www.10millionmeals.ae
2) SMS donation
Send the word “Meal” by SMS (Etisalat & Du) to the UAE numbers listed below:
• Send the word “Meal” by SMS to: 1034 to donate one meal with a cost of AED 8.
• Send the word “Meal” by SMS to: 1035 to donate five meals with a cost of AED 40.
• Send the word “Meal” by SMS to: 1036 to donate 10 meals with a cost of AED 80.
• Send the word “Meal” by SMS to: 1037 to donate 20 meals with a cost of AED 160.
• Send the word “Meal” by SMS to: 1038 to donate 50 meals with a cost of AED 400.
3) Bank transfer
Make a transfer to ’10 million meals’ campaign bank account at Dubai Islamic Bank with IBAN no.: AE430240001580857000001.
4) In-kind donations
To donate food supplies and parcels or any other services, please contact the toll-free number: 8004006.