Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University in Dammam, represented by the Directorate of Community Partnership, launched the "Qoot" campaign for Ramadan baskets in its eighth year as part of the efforts of the voluntary " Tadaffuq" team from 13 February to 22 March 2023 under the umbrella of the community partnership with Al Ber Association in the Eastern Province to manage the reception of in-kind donations as a competent entity and across its headquarters in the Eastern Province.
The Director of the Community Partnership, Mrs. Najah Al Mihemid, explained that this campaign continues its societal impact for the eighth year in the path of virtuousness under the slogan “Mercy is the perfection ofnatural instinct“ as part of the Director's efforts to promote the culture of volunteerism, create a spirit of giving among members of society, develop and invest in youth capacities by providing opportunities to participate in the implementation of the campaign, prepare Ramadan baskets and intensify efforts to expand the reach of beneficiaries in addition to the Department's efforts to activate community partnerships with various entities and motivate them to contribute as donors and participate in this charitable project in order to achieve the common goal of promoting religious values and principles of social solidarity and serving society and the country.
The Secretary-General of Al Ber Association in the Eastern Region, Dr. Yusuf Al-Rashid, explained that the campaign is an extension of the efforts of Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University in the service of society and affirms the active role of the University in the development of society, stating that the Association is keen to cooperate with its partners in the service of families benefiting from the services of the Association. Faisal Al-Masnad, the Association media spokesman, said that the Association begins to distribute campaign’s baskets annually to the eligible families after studying their situation and ascertaining their entitlement through a specialized social research team. It also ensures that volunteers participate in the distribution of baskets and guide them and train them to deal with the beneficiary in order to preserve his/her dignity and also preserve the rights and duties of the volunteer.