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Staggering 2,109 tonnes of used clothes worth of AED 9.6 million donated through Clothing Bank initiative in 2019
 
Dubai, 29 January 2020: The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that 2,109 tonnes of used clothes, worth of AED 9.6 million, were donated as part of the Clothing Bank initiative in 2019. IACAD aims to allocate all proceeds to support various charitable and humanitarian projects within and outside of the UAE. 
 
Mr. Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Charity Sector at IACAD, said: “I am delighted to say that citizens and residents donated used clothes to support the initiative in 2019, which is testament to the community’s positive response to the Clothing Bank. The initiative is part of IACAD’s commitment to the Article 9 of the 50-Year-Charter launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. In Article 9, His Highness decreed an increase in philanthropic initiatives that matches the percentage of annual economic growth.”
 
Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Habtoor, Director of the Department of Zakat and Charity Funds at IACAD, expressed gratitude to those who supported the Clothing Bank initiative. 
 
Dr. Al Habtoor said: “The Clothing Bank team has steadfastly focused on growing the initiative through regular follow-ups to ensure the timely distribution of clothes’ containers in the emirate.  In line with 2020: Towards the next 50, I encourage all citizens and residents of Dubai to continue to support the Clothing Bank initiative and other charitable causes that underscore the emirate’s standing as a global centre for innovative humanitarian efforts.”
 
The Clothing Bank initiative collects and recycles used clothes to support charitable and humanitarian projects that are supervised by IACAD. The Charity Sector at IACAD distributed 686 boxes and containers, with a total capacity of about 2,109 tonnes per year to over 585 locations in Dubai. Clothing Bank enables citizens and residents in the emirate to donate used clothes to support the initiative. 
 
Clothing Bank is a sustainable initiative that recycles thousands of tonnes of used clothes, thus helping preserve the environment and reduce waste. Since its launch, the Clothing Bank has contributed to more than 352,723 humanitarian cases worldwide.
 
IACAD has a dedicated toll-free number – 800600 – available 24 hours a day to receive feedback from the community on the project. 
 
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