Qatar Charity And Vodafone Join Hands To Raise Funds During Ramadan
07 August 2011: Qatar Charity and Vodafone have joined hands this Ramadan to raise money for humanitarian aid and development through a series of fundraising activities.
Fundraising auctions will now take place every week on Vodafone's website SouqIt.com, the best place to buy and sell online in Qatar. All proceeds raised from the auctions benefit Qatar Charity's good works.
Everyone in Qatar will be able to bid on Vodafone Star Numbers -high value, exclusive numbers that are easy to remember-as well as the latest smartphones like the iPhone 4 32GB and BlackBerry Torch 9800 White.
The first auction starts on Monday 8 August and will run for one week. The first Star Numbers available for bidding are 77960000 and 77340000
Every week, 2 new Star Numbers will be featured as well as an iPhone 4 32GB and BlackBerry Torch 9800 White. There's no fee to join SouqIt and bidding on the Qatar Charity items is easy to do. To participate in the Qatar Charity auctions, simply join SouqIt at www.souqit.com.
In addition, Vodafone and Qatar Charity have started an SMS campaign to raise funds. By simply sending an SMS with the word "Qatar Charity" to the short code 97771, Vodafone customers can donate a fixed sum of QR 5 that will be deducted off their balance. Customers who wish to donate more than QR 5 can send an SMS to the short code as many times as they like.
"Vodafone is extremely pleased to be partnering with Qatar Charity for a series of fundraising activities during the holy month of Ramadan. We greatly admire the humanitarian aid and development Qatar Charity makes possible and to be able to work with them to raise money for their good works is a meaningful way for Vodafone to give back to the community," said Luisa Gentile, Head of CSR, Vodafone Qatar.
Mr. Youssef Bin Rashid Al Kuwari Director Qatar Charity CEO, welcomed the collaboration with Vodafone, saying: "This mutual collaboration will be manifested in a variety of activities and events, which will take place consecutively during the Holy month of Ramadan. Such activities will open new horizons for supporting the channels of donations in support of the Qatar Charity development projects. The public participation will enable different members of the community to contribute in different ways, each according to their ability."