Published On: Mon, Apr 27th, 2015

Doing the Right Thing


The charity flea market held recently at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort proved to be another success story raising an additional AED 22,000 for the hotel’s charity fund. Combined with the funds collected during last year’s charity flea markets, the total sum for this project reached AED 70,000. The event showcased 90 private exhibitors selling pre-loved items from their homes and welcomed hundreds of visitors looking for the best bargains.

All funds collected from the sale of the exhibitor tables support children living in difficult circumstances, while proceeds from the items sold benefit the exhibitors. The hotel’s current fundraising efforts are supporting a children’s home, called Kalamusu Kedella in the Kalutara region of Sri Lanka.

The hotel’s charity initiative started in 2012 with the “Glorious Orphanage” in Arusha, Tanzania, while in 2013 the hotel’s team sponsored the “Impoverished Children” in Kibera, Kenya. This year Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel is funding the building of a new community and dining hall for the children of Kalamusu Kedella as well as sponsoring the home with school supplies, clothes and toys.

Three members of the hotel’s management team are in the process of arranging a sponsored trip to Kalutara to personally bring Abu Dhabi’s well wishes to the children.

Source: Catering News Middle East

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