Dubai charities making a mark

Two good causes that are really making a difference

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Volunteer in UAE
Established in 2008, this team aims to bring together the UAE’s charities and organisations with residents who want to donate their time to give something back to the community. As well as connecting individuals, they help local businesses meet their CSR goals and local charities get the help they need without incurring any cost. Events run by Volunteer in UAE include Books for the Blind, Action for Animals and Colour for a Cause. They also help arrange blood-donation drives and run Aid in Motion, which collects unwanted clothes and household items to those in need in the UAE. Residents who wish to get involved with any of these projects can register online.

Gulf for Good
This Dubai-based charity has been organising expeditions with benevolent motives since 2001. Challenging trips take place through the year, to locations such as Kilimanjaro and the Great Wall of China, with participants raising funds that are then donated to carefully chosen charities in the region where the challenge is taking place. The charity has previously won the Noble Humanitarian Award Middle East for its efforts in the region. Fancy getting in on the action? In February, G4G heads out on the Mighty Mekong Challenge 2014 in Laos, followed by the High Atlas Challenge 2014 in Morocco in June, Kilimanjaro in July and the Mongolian wilderness in October.

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