Wednesday, 22 May 2019


May 16, 2019, Cairo – From donation campaigns to distributing food packs, students of The American University in Cairo (AUC) in old and new student clubs give back to the community during this season of generosity. The Help Club has been distributing Ramadan packs and meals for over 15 years, and their campaign continues this year. They are giving Ramadan packs and daily meals to more than 500 families between in Masr El Adima, Upper Egypt, Helwan and Ain Shams, among other places. "We believe that community service is a reminder of all the blessings we take for granted in our lives. It makes us realize how these basic things for us are luxurious for others," explained Rania El-Shenety, Help Club president.

The community service club Glow has already packed and distributed 225 food bags, and they are planning on distributing more to reach a wider range of families.

The club Volunteers in Action (VIA) is distributing Ramadan food packs to orphanages and underprivileged neighborhoods. The club has already distributed 2,700 packs, with a target of 3,000.

VIA is also running Iftar to Go, a project where hot Iftar meals are given out daily to various orphanages around Cairo.

Founded in Fall 2018, Revival is a new club on campus that focuses on providing education and support to the homeless in Cairo. For Ramadan this year, the organization is kicking off a donation campaign for clothes, medicine and money on campus.

"All donations will be used to the direct benefit of homeless people in Cairo," explained Hatem Shakweer, vice president of Revival. Shakweer also said that they are getting ready to give out new and clean clothes during the Eid.”

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