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Dar Al Atta starts 'One Rial' drive to support the needy.

MUSCAT: To compliment the season when you feel the strength of the giving and sharing spirit, charity organisation Dar Al Atta has launched the 'One Rial' Ramadan campaign designed to help the needy families during the holy month.

Briefing the media, Nada Al Jamali, head of families section, Dar Al Atta said, the 'One Rial' Ramadan campaign encourages people to donate a minimum of RO1 from their salary for the benefit of underprivileged families.

Rana Dabous, head of volunteers, Emaan Al Wahaibi, vice president, Dar Al Atta and Ekhlas Al Hashmi, head of media section, Dar Al Atta were present at the briefing.

Ali Habsi, Sheikh Khalfan and Khalid Zedjali will be the celebrity ambassadors for the campaign.

The 'One Rial' campaign will run for three months and has been introduced to encourage people to donate a minimum of one rial from their monthly salaries which will enable Dar Al Atta to help the underprivileged families.

Commenting on the launch of the campaign, head of Dar Al Atta, Maryam Al Zedjali, said, "People have two ways to participate in the campaign. They can transfer RO1 from their bank account to the association's bank account or Oman Mobile subscribers can send an SMS with the word "donate" to 90001 and RO1 will be added to your bill." Apart from this, donation boxes will also be kept at both the Qurum City Centre and Muscat City Centre.

Dar Al Atta is a Muscat based non-profit voluntary organisation which was set up in 2002. They endeavour to better the lives of those less fortunate than themselves both in the capital area and beyond. The group periodically organizes fundraising events in order to be able to reach their goals and to enrich the lives of others.

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
Date:Jul 31, 2011
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