7 simple things you can do this weekend to support Beirut

In addition to several initiatives across the UAE, this weekend is a great opportunity for you to take part in other events and activations to show your love and support to the people of Beirut.

Sweat for good

If you were contemplating skipping a Barry’s Bootcamp workout this weekend then we urge you to summon some extra energy, lace up those Nike’s and do at least one workout as all of the proceeds from classes this weekend (14 and 15 August) in both Marina and DIFC studios, will be donated to the Emirates Red Crescent in support of the Lebanese Red Cross.

Go the extra mile

Emirates has introduced a new initiative where for the next three months travellers around the world can donate cash or Skywards Miles via the Emirates Airline Foundation to be converted to cargo capacity to transport of critical aid and supplies to Beirut. For every donation, cargo capacity will be provided for humanitarian organisations to transport critical medical equipment and supplies, food and other emergency relief goods directly to Beirut through Emirates SkyCargo. Additionally, Emirates SkyCargo will further contribute by providing a 20 per cent reduction on air freight transportation charges for approved shipments, underscoring its commitment to expedite emergency relief efforts to Beirut.

Sweet gesture

Our favourite mini cupcake provider Sugargram has created a new Prayers for Beirut box with 100 per cent of the proceeds donated to the Lebanese Red Cross. Available exclusively on ChatFood, the box is priced at AED 125 for an assortment of 25 bite-size cupcakes.

Bags of hope

Dubai-based brand Talar Nina has introduced Beirut-inspired ‘Liban Tote Bag’ and money from every purchase will be donated to Lebanese Food Bank and Impact Lebanon. Featuring old Lebanese stamps from the ’60s and ’70s, this retro carry-on is a stylish reminder of the beautiful country.

Conscious health boost

Need to stock up on some fruit and veg? Delivery company Kibsons will donate 5 per cent from all sales that are made between August 12 and 14 to the Lebanese Red Cross. Not like you need another excuse to eat your five-a-day

Flow for change

Make your yoga sessions extra meaningful by heading to Shimis studio in Alserkal Avenue this Saturday. In partnership with Emirates Red Crescent, all the proceeds from the classes will go towards relief efforts in Beirut.

Time to give

On Saturday, Alserkal Avenue will be collecting donations such as clothing, food, toys, first aid kits, and money to help those in need. To make your donation even more meaningful, Alserkal will match everything that’s been raised on the day. Use Warehouse 46 for items and A4 space for cash donations.

After the weekend…

Dine for good

On Monday, August 17, La Cantine Du Faubourg is hosting a dinner in partnership with Emirates Red Crescent. The set menu featuring an array of dishes and drinks is priced at Dhs600 per person with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to support the efforts in Lebanon.

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