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Box Appeal campaign for workers returns to Qatar



A regional campaign to assist construction workers through the donation of small everyday items has restarted in Qatar.

This year, the campaign will run from today, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 31, and is being headed up by Radisson hotel chain. Last year, it was organized for the first time in Doha in conjunction with Msheireb Properties and Qatar Charity.

To contribute, individuals and organizations can pick up boxes from Radisson Blu hotel (formerly Ramada) and fill them with new and unused t-shirts, caps, disposable razors, shaving cream, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small hand towels, combs, soap, shampoo and talcum powder.

No food or money donations are allowed.

Businesses and local schools will also be approached to help fill the boxes, which will be distributed to workers in the Industrial area, a hotel spokeswoman told Doha News.

The Box Appeal, formerly known as the Shoebox Appeal, was founded in 2008 as a charity initiative by Radisson Blu and Park Inn Hotels in the UAE.

More information on the regional campaign can be found here.


Credit: Photo courtesy of the Box Appeal on Facebook

Note: This article has been amended to reflect that the campaign has been extended to Oct. 31.

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