Ali Bin Ali Holding organizes blood donation drive for employees

Celebrating June 14, World Blood Donor Day and highlighting the importance of blood donation for the community, Ali Bin Ali Holding organized a blood donation campaign with the slogan ‘Be a hero. Be a blood donor’.

Organized in association with Hamad Medical Corporation, the camp was first stationed at the ABA Head Office on June 12 and 13, while the Group’s other offices at 21 High st, DLP, ABA Beverages and IA/PCP were covered in the following week, from June 19 to 22.

Proud to have added to its corporate social responsibility initiatives, ABA Holding showcased how each drop of blood can save a life and that each blood donor is a hero. The campaign was a great opportunity for all employees of the Group to participate in the donation drive and give the gift of life to someone.

Ali Bin Ali Holding staff have always come forward for all social causes and it was with the same generosity that they participated in the blood donation drive. The whole-hearted engagement of staff members of all grades and nationalities symbolized their support for this noble cause.

The camps at all the locations witnessed the participation of not only the respective divisions, but employees from other divisions also visited to make their contribution.

Speaking about the initiative, ABA Group Corporate Communications Manager Mr. Imad Hashim said: “Ali Bin Ali Holding’s employees have always come forward and supported the Group CSR campaigns and I am once again very happy with the response the blood donation camp has evoked.”

Research has shown that every 2 seconds someone is in need of blood. Statistics have also proven that donors can save 3 lives by just donating 1 pint of blood, which amounts to 450 ml. Thus, donors are always in constant demand in Qatar and all around the world. Ali Bin Ali Holding is proud to have done its humble bit to help those in need of blood.

 

Ali Bin Ali Luxury supports Dreama with Ramadan special donation

In line with the Group’s corporate social responsibility, Ali Bin Ali Luxury once again came forward to support Dreama by arranging a Ramadan special donation for the Orphans Care Center. This is for the 9th year in a row that ABA Luxury donated 5% of its turnover during The Holy Month of Ramadan to Dreama. The collected amount for this year was handed over to Dreama on June 20, 2022.

ABA Luxury has always considered its role to support the community to be very important and stressed on corporate cooperation to achieve the goals and mission and give back to the society. The donation for Dreama will help facilitate necessary care for the targeted categories in Qatar, and achieve their stability in alternative foster families to integrate them into society.

Mrs. Al-Anoud Hassan Darwish, Acting Executive Director of Dreama – Orphan Care Center thanked and appreciated Ali Bin Ali Luxury for their support to Dreama, and stressed the importance of the company’s continuous efforts to sponsor community and development initiatives, and added that this initiative reflects their commitment to supporting orphans Over the past years and their continued support for this year.

Speaking about the donation drive, COO of ABA Luxury Mr. Awn Zureikat said: “We are pleased to be a long term partner of Dreama in their noble cause. ABA Luxury is always keen to support endeavors that benefit the society. The efforts of Dreama – Orphan Care Center to improve the lives of orphans in Qatar deserve our support.”

The Orphan Care Center (Dreama) was established under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser. The Center was inaugurated on 10th of June 2002 and started its services effectively after Her Highness’s inauguration of the Dreama Complex on May 2, 2007. The Center is operating under the umbrella of Qatar Foundation for Social Work since 2013.

Ali Bin Ali Holding free health check-up camp receives overwhelming response

In yet another effort to boost employee engagement, Ali Bin Ali Holding organized a free health check-up camp across the Group’s different divisions located all over Qatar. This campaign to promote good health among the employees was also a part of the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

The camp, organized in association with Naseem Al Rabeeh Medical Centre, was held for three weeks and stationed in different divisions of the Group. The health check-up campaign began on November 10 at the Ali Bin Ali Holding Head Office and travelled to different offices of the Group – 21 High st, Galeries Lafayette, ABA Hospitality, IA & PCP, Pepsi, Printing Press, ABA Luxury, ABATS and ABA Travels office, until November 27.

At each of the locations, the Naseem Al Rabeeh team set up their camp and checked the staff’s blood pressure, sugar, BMI and cholesterol levels.  A detailed report was given to each participant after the check-up along with advice in good health. The Ali Bin Ali staff members attending the health check-up camp also received vouchers for one free consultation and regular discounts at Naseem Al Rabeeh.

Speaking about the idea behind the health camp, Group Corporate Communications Manager Mr. Imad Hashim said: “Ali Bin Ali Holding tries its best to promote good health for its staff. In a healthy body prevails a healthy mind and good health is a key factor for increased productivity of your employees. The camp was formulated to encourage awareness about the employee’s own health and thereby keeping the employee healthy, engaged and productive.”

The success of the camp was evident from the response it received from the company’s staff. Almost 1500 people were checked during the campaign and everyone was glad to get such an opportunity at their place of work.

 

Ali Bin Ali Group Employees Participate in a Generous Blood Drive

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Ali Bin Ali Group, one of the leading conglomerates in Qatar and the region, was proud to have added to their corporate social responsibility initiatives by giving the opportunity for all employees of the Group to participate in a specially organized Blood Donation Day. The drive was held at the ABA head office on 30 March, 2016, from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m.

“We are very happy with the turn out at the event, as we had more donors registered than we expected. If I were to rate this event on a scale of 1 to 5, I would give it a 4.5,” said Mohammed Reza, Staff Nurse at the Blood Donors Center.

The Ali Bin Ali Group was very satisfied with employee participation. The participation was not only from staff of all grades at the head office, but it also drew donors from other ABA divisions. Their whole-hearted engagement symbolized their support for this noble cause.

For some employees, it was their 16th time to donate blood, while for others it was a first. The first timers took the call to contribute to the Group’s corporate social responsibility efforts seriously and to heart. Evidently, employees were ready to register for blood donation before the event even started. As one of the employees offered their thoughts saying, “Donating blood is a humanitarian act and should definitely be encouraged. We should support others in the community.”

Among the donors was Jills Daniel, Senior Division Manager of Health Care Solutions, Ali Bin Ali Medical. He was not only passionate to advocate for blood donation, but he is also an organ donor. He emphasized that donating blood is the least someone can do. “If my family were in need of blood tomorrow, I would thank those who have donated blood today. You never know, your loved ones can be the ones who will need donations.”

Research has shown that every 2 seconds someone is in need of blood. Statistics have also proven that donors can save 3 lives by just donating 1 pint of blood, which amounts to 450 ml. Thus, donors are always in constant demand in Qatar and all around the world.

Ali Bin Ali Group was pleased to have contributed to the critical care of the recipients of the blood donations, such as the patients with cancer, victims of accidents, and patients undergoing surgery in all local hospitals in Qatar.

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