Arab Bank Distributes Blankets to Underprivileged Families with Tkiyet Um Ali for the Fifth Consecutive Year
11 Dec, 2016
Arab Bank in collaboration with Tkiyet Um Ali has distributed 1,400 blankets to the underprivileged families of Irbid, Al Mafraq, Al Tafila, Ma’an, Al Zarqa’, Aqaba, and the capital Amman as part of the ‘Lamsit Dafa’ initiative.
This initiative comes as part of Arab Bank’s corporate social responsibility program ‘Together’, with the aim of cooperating with Tkiyet Um Ali to improve the standards of living in needy areas of the Kingdom, while extending a helping hand to those in need all year around. Alongside Tkiyet Um Ali staff, a number of Arab Bank’s employees volunteered in distributing the blankets to the organization’s beneficiaries across the different governorates, in order to provide those families with a warm winter season.
Commenting on this initiative, Senior Vice President - Head of Branding at Arab Bank, Mr. Tareq Haj Hasan stated, “We continue our strategic collaboration with Tkiyet Um Ali for the fifth consecutive year. This collaboration comes as part of the Bank’s social responsibility program, which entails several areas, one of which is supporting the underprivileged in our community and contributing to their well-being especially during the current weather conditions.” He further added, “At Arab Bank, we are proud of our cooperation with Tkiyet Um Ali, which takes place every year through a range of programs and initiatives that aim at supporting the development of the local community.”
On his part, Tkiyet Um Ali’s Director General, Mr. Samer Balqar stated, “We thank Arab Bank for supporting this initiative and distributing blankets among Tkiyet Um Ali’s underprivileged beneficiary families for the fifth consecutive year.” He continued, “We always believe in the importance of the private sector’s partnership and its role in supporting our initiatives and overall vision to achieve a poverty-free Jordan. This objective is mainly attained by providing sustainable nutritional support, as well as securing varied basic necessities for the underprivileged families.”
Currently, Tkiyet Um Ali supports 18,300 families that live below the poverty line across all governorates of the Kingdom. The families receive monthly food parcels that contain 22 food items, meeting the families’ food requirements throughout the month.
‘Together’, Arab Bank’s corporate social responsibility program is a multi-faceted program that works on improving and developing different aspects of the community. Through a variety of initiatives and activities, the program aims to serve the community in health, poverty alleviation, environmental protection, education, and orphan support.