Arab Bank Employees Together With Tkiyet Um Ali Distribute Iftar Meals to Families across Jordan

15 Aug, 2010

As part of Arab Bank’s corporate social responsibility program, Together, during the entire holy month of Ramadan, Arab Bank employees, in coordination with Tkiyet Um Ali will board a bus and tour the country handing out Iftar Meals to families in need. The bus will make its way across Jordan’s main cities, distributing 6,000 meals throughout Ramadan.

The Arab Bank bus will spend the first ten days of Ramadan distributing food packages in Irbid in the north; the second ten days will be spent in the central governorates of Amman and Zarqa; and finally, the last 10 days will be in Karak and other southern cities. Arab Bank employees and Tkiyet Um Ali staff will be handing out 200 meals a day. To support the distribution process, Arab Bank employees will also volunteer at Tkiyet Um Ali kitchens to package the meals.

Ms. Dina Shoman, Executive Vice President of Branding at Arab Bank said, “Tkiyet Um Ali is a non-profit organization that touches the lives of many, and one which we are proud to cooperate with.” She further added, “We are excited about this initiative as we firmly believe it will have a great impact on the lives of many families during the month Ramadan.”

On his part, Director General of Tkiyet Um Ali Mr. Mahmoud Saif Al-Sharif remarked: “It is a great honor to cooperate with one of the landmark institutions in the Kingdom and work closely together for a noble cause. The Arab Bank has always maintained a close connection with the local communities to bring about significant contributions to education, culture, and society.” “We can only be appreciative of the continuous efforts of the Arab Bank to relieve the burdens of the poor and overcome the plight of poverty.”

As part of the Together program, Arab Bank customers can also support Tkiyet Um Ali through the Bank’s channels. Donations can be made directly to Tkiyet Um Ali and four other non-profit organizations that are part of the program at branches, ATM’s, Arabi Online (internet banking), Hala Arabi (telephone banking) or through the Together Platinum Visa credit card. “Together has many dimensions, it involves the Bank as an organization, its employees and customers as well; bringing them together in a sustainable program that aims to improve various aspects of our community,” concluded Ms. Shoman.

TUA is considered to be the first NGO in Jordan to serve hot meals and provide humanitarian aid on a daily basis to the poor and needy in the Jordanian society in all locations. TUA’s goal is for “A hunger-free Jordan by 2015” and is aligned with Arab Bank’s goals to support the communities in which it operates.

Through cooperation with five different non-profit organizations, whose efforts range from education to the environment, the Arab Bank’s movement, Together, aims to promote collaboration and volunteerism.