It’s been just over a week now since an act of kindness by an Australian expat in Dubai set the internet alight and spurred a city of 2.5 million to help those most in need this Ramadan.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past ten days you will have heard of the sharing fridges campaign by now, a prime example of how social media can be used as a force for good.
Mother-of-two Sumayyah Sayed started the initiative by setting up a fridge outside her villa in the Meadows for workers to have food and drink to prepare their iftar.
It didn’t take long before a Facebook group was created and other fridges started popping up all across Dubai and even further afield. The public fridge concept is not new but it’s the first time social media has been harnessed so effectively for this type of charity campaign.
If you’re interested in finding out more about how to donate food and drink through this campaign, put in a request to be accepted to the Ramadan/Sharing Fridges in the UAE group on Facebook, which now numbers over 18,000 members.
As for information on where the ever-increasing number of fridges are, we have a map for you right here that you can zoom in and out of.
Here’s an alternative link for you to view the map on full screen.
Anyone can donate food and drink to the campaign but do make sure the group’s Facebook administrators are in the know about you offering up a fridge in order for them to make it public information to all members and donors.
Don’t hesitate to ask the group any doubts you may have, the group spirit they have going is exemplary.
We leave you with some of the best photos members of this amazing charitable community have posted.
If you haven’t got involved already, what are you waiting for?