Ramadan is a month of key ECM initiatives aimed at sharing the spirit of the season at all levels of our organisation and community – from top management to service providers to residents and on-site workers.
During the holy month, ECM distributed more than 2,840 meals every day at twelve locations that included community mosques, prayer halls and commercial buildings, bringing together residents and community staff together at one table. Iftar tents were setup by mosques such as Al Samad and Al Wahab in The Meadows, Al Rahim in Dubai Marina, Sharbatali in The Greens & Views, Al Rahman in Arabian Ranches and Al Ghafoor in Downtown Dubai. The number of meals distributed at these locations totaled 85,278.
Special Iftars were also hosted for our service providers, Interim Board members and staff to draw a sense of belonging within our community management structures.
Clothes donation drive
Giving back to the community is second nature to ECM and we have collection banks installed in our communities to help facilitate this. By placing posters in our communities, residents were encouraged to drop in clothes for the needy. The result – our drive gathered 350 suitcases filled with pre-owned clothes weighing 11,200 kgs.
Ramadan Football Tournament 2016
The Ramadan Football Tournament kicked off on 18 June with 22 teams vying for the annual title. The indoor five-a-side format was played at Sports Zone located at The Meadows Village. Participants ranged from school students to veteran football enthusiasts and good sportsmanship was on display. The young and spirited Red Eagles beat their compatriots Family, by two goals and lifted the trophy to emerge winners.
Overall during the blessed month of Ramadan, ECM’s message was that of caring and sharing and social involvement to make community living a caring and peaceful experience for everyone involved.