Due to Lebanon’s unprecedented economic crisis, Charity Donation launched emergency relief campaigns as of March of 2020. On a weekly basis and consistently since then, campaigns have continued with the aim of providing necessities, including food and hygiene products to help support Lebanon’s most needy, including its middle class which has also grown deprived as a result of Lebanon’s augmenting economic downturn.
Help is an ongoing Campaign that invites community members to donate their used and unwanted items, from articles of clothing, shoes, toys, books, electrical appliances, kitchen utensils, home furniture, to anything of value.
The Foundation gathers the items in three different drop-off areas in Zahle, Bourj Hammoud, and Hadath. In October of 2020, following the Charity Donation’s official launch in the United States, the Foundation added an additional drop-off area in Georgetown, Washington D.C.
For more information concerning the exact locations, and how you can contribute to the Help Campaigns, visit the locate us page.
Goodwill has served as one of Charity Donation’s main concentrations since it was first conceived in 2014. Through this initiative, Charity Donation members and volunteers visit NGOs, schools, universities, and underprivileged families to help fulfill their respective needs through acts of charity and goodwill.
This department highlights Charity Donation’s foremost value of collaboration. “Global partnerships,” as denoted in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, are clearly embodied in the different goodwill visits and collaborations led by the Foundation.
For Example: In 2015, Charity Donation began visiting Dar Al Saade in Ksarah Zahle while hosting lunches and entertainment for the elderly; until November 2020, more than 30 visits have been made.
Every October, annually, Charity Donation launches a national campaign highlighting its year-long endeavors. The mission is highlighted nationally and internationally and invites different stakeholders to join forces.
The campaign concludes in December with a Gala dinner commemorating the work of the Foundation, and the invaluable contributions of its volunteers, while hosting government officials, professionals, and companies, across the public and private sectors, while unveiling the Foundation’s vision for the coming year:
For Example: In October of 2018, Charity Donation launched the “Share your Festivities, Feed a Family” initiative, simultaneously in December, in which, a gala dinner hosted at the Hilton Beirut took place with more than 500 persons participating. One week following this fundraiser and gathering, and as a result of it, more than 700 families were fed.
Love Bites is a Lebanese healthy snack brand that offers elderly, underprivileged women and young university students an opportunity to pursue economic inclusion by producing Love Bites. This social enterprise ensures that those who may have failed to secure jobs in their fields can sell these products for a basic income, thereby contributing to women’s empowerment and gender equality through economically inclusive social enterprises.
The project achieved unprecedented success months after its launch, having established more than 40 individuals on board with 5 different pop-up stores at malls all over Lebanon.
In February of 2020, the Love Bites signed a contract with USAID to expand its healthy selections. In September of 2020, the initiative was assigned a contract with UKAID to fund its latest expansions. In October of 2020, the Love Bites brand legalized more than 40 products in different subsections, such as vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, keto, and light-friendly.