AN annual initiative aimed at helping disadvantaged families during Ramadan will be launched by regional mall operator Majid Al Futtaim.
The ‘Make A Difference’ campaign covers shopping malls in the region including City Centre Bahrain.
Special donation boxes will be placed at the mall behind the main customer service desk on the ground floor.
Visitors can donate gently used clothes, books, toys and non-perishable food items, which will be collected and donated through the Bahrain Islamic Association.
“Ramadan is a time to reflect, give back and spend time with family, friends and loved ones in the spirit of togetherness,” said senior mall manager Duaij Khalifa Al Rumaihi.
“City Centre Bahrain will be there throughout the month with themed décor, activities, entertainment and opportunities to give to those in need.”
Gergaoun celebrations will be held on May 30 in co-operation with the Labour and Social Development Ministry.
It will feature traditional games, songs, mascots and Gergaoun ‘goodie bags’.
Families visiting the mall to donate from May 31 to June 6 can visit the ‘Build a bear’ activation booth.
Children will be able to drop their donations on a conveyor belt, while learning more about Ramadan values through animated screens – and they will get a lovely teddy bear coming out in return!
Every evening, visitors will be able to enjoy traditional Middle Eastern hospitality with stations placed across the mall offering Arabic coffee and dates, and on the weekend, traditional oud players will perform to add to the themed ambience.
For more information visit the mall’s customer service desks or www.facebook.com/citycentrebahrain or www.citycentrebahrain.com.