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Students take part in Eid gift campaign for orphans
As part of the spirit of giving during Eid Al Adha, the American University of Sharjah's (AUS) Office of Student Affairs organized a week-long charity drive to provide gifts for orphans during Eid. The event was launched in the university's Student Center on October 25, ending on October 31. Gift boxes for orphans aged 4−20 were sold, which the donator filled and returned to the Office of Student Affairs' Community Services office.
"The event is reflective of the spirit of giving during Eid, and I am very glad that our students' kindness and generosity will bring joy to many orphans," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
"I thought we wouldn't be able to sell many gift boxes, when we actually ran out of them. It's wonderful to know that students do care about orphans and remember them on festive occasions," said Maria Faraj, a junior majoring in management information systems, who was volunteering at the charity drive. Donation boxes were also available on site for those who wished to contribute money instead.
The event was held by the Office of Student Affairs' Community Services division in collaboration with the Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation of the Government of Sharjah.