We had an amazing weekend and yet another wonderful Act of Salam. The Flea 4 Charity Team along with the Egyptian Community in Dubai collaborated in this really enjoyable activity with the fishermen at the Dubai Creek. We were also celebrating the birthday of our incredible volunteer, Mahmoud! It was a day filled with happiness, confetti, cake and fruits.
We began by getting AED600 worth of fruits including bananas, mandarines and apples. We created little packages of three fruits each which brought us a total of 400 fruit packages for 400 fishermen. We were so excited to have been able to come up with that number with the amount of cash we collected. During the packing, we surprised Mahmoud with a brithday cake, confetti and lots of love on his birthday, we had a blast celebrating it with all the team!
We went to the Dubai Creek from the Deira side and the guys just began distributing them to all the fishermen around. It was truly amazing to see how excited they were to receive the little fruit package. We went all around the creek area and distributed all 400 bags to the lovely fishermen. There was a very special moment when our volunteers began dancing with the fishermen to Pharrell’s song “Happy” – we shared laughs and smiles with the men, it was a truly happy moment for all of us!
The men waved away at us and we all felt amazing after sharing those moments with them.
#ActofSalam is an initiative that all of us can do! It just requires creativity, a little bit of time and passion for helping others and making them smile. Anything that brings a smile to another person is an act of peace, it could be distributions to less fortunate, entertaining those who are having a hard time with illness, or simply helping others in any way possible. Make your own Act of Salam and tag us 🙂 a small gesture can make a big difference in your life, and theirs.
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Have a blessed weekend xx
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