With your donations during Ramadan, you can support the One Billion Meals endowment campaign, which was introduced on March 19 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives is spearheading the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign, an international effort to create a global food safety net for disadvantaged communities. The programme intends to strengthen the UAE’s commitment to ending hunger while also supporting vulnerable groups, especially those impacted by natural disasters and conflicts. The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations for 2030, which include eradicating poverty and attaining food security, are in line with this objective.
Anyone can donate once or sign up for monthly donations through the campaign.
Here are five ideas for how you may help:
1. Online, via the campaign’s website – 1billionmeals.ae
By visiting the website www.1billionmeals.ae, you may make a donation in one way.
You will be able to choose from any of the following sums on the home page:
– Other Amount
Make a decision. Then, enter your phone number and email address before selecting the “Donate by debit/credit card” option.
Your card information must be entered on the payment gateway after you are led there. You will get an email and SMS confirmation after the payment has been made.
Donate monthly – Also, you have the option of setting up a recurring monthly gift to the cause. To make your choice, click the “Donate monthly” tab and then enter the sum you want to give each month. The choices are as follows:
Simply select “subscribe.” Your card information must be entered on the payment gateway after you are led there. You will get an email and SMS confirmation after the payment has been made.
2. Via SMS
You can give via SMS as well. If you have a post-paid line instead of a prepaid one, the donation amount will be added to your monthly bill rather than deducted from your credit card balance.
Send the word “Meal” to the following number once to donate:
1034, if you wish to donate Dh10
1035, if you wish to donate Dh50
1036, if you wish to donate Dh100
1038, if you wish to donate Dh500
Regardless of whether you have a du or etisalat line, these numbers will remain the same.
Sending an SMS to the number with the word “Meal” in it will allow you to make a monthly donation of Dh30.
if you are an etisalat user, dial 1110.
If you use du, use the number 1020.
Use the website’s initial donation option if you’d want to choose a different amount for your monthly donation.
3. Via a bank transfer
Below is the account information you need to donate to the One Billion Meals campaign by bank transfer:
Beneficiary: MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM GLOBAL INITIATIVES Account no. 2
Beneficiary Bank: Emirates NBD
Beneficiary Bank Address: Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE
Swift Code: EBILAEAD
Account #: 1015333439802
IBAN #: AE300260001015333439802
4. By calling the campaign’s call center
For significant financial contributions and related questions, users can also get in touch with the campaign team, according to the website. Callers should dial 800 9999.
5. Via the DubaiNow app
To give via the DubaiNow app, do the following:
Install the “DubaiNow” app, which is compatible with Apple and Android phones and tablets.
Over the top of the screen, a banner asking for donations for the One Billion Meals Endowment campaign will be visible. Also, you can donate to the cause by selecting the “donations” option found under the service categories.
Decide how much money you want to donate. You will have the option to select between Dh10, Dh50, Dh100, Dh300, and Dh500 via the app. By selecting the final option, “other,” you can also enter a specific sum.
At the bottom of the screen, click “pay.” The payment will be performed through the app if you have a credit card registered there. You accomplish this by sending an SMS from your phone. You should receive a confirmation from the campaign letting you know that the payment was successful in less than a minute.