Amman, July 2015 – As part of its corporate responsibility (CR) activities for the month of Ramadan, Hikma Pharmaceuticals organized a three-week Clothes Drive with the Charity Clothing Bank (CCB). Hikma employees also volunteered with Tkiyet Um Ali, an NGO that aims to alleviate hunger among underprivileged families on Tuesday 7 July, 2015.
The Charity Clothing Bank (CCB) is part of the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization for Relief and Development (JHCO) initiative. Supported by Hikma’s longstanding partnership with the JHCO, the Clothes Drive initiative works to assist less fortunate community members by providing them with clothes throughout Ramadan. Hikma placed collection boxes at each of its Amman, Sahab and Salt locations, whereby for the first three weeks of Ramadan, the CCB collected employees’ donated clothes every Thursday for distribution among families in need. Additionally, more than 40 employees joined TUA in preparing 50 food parcels, distributing goodwill packages and serving meals to underprivileged families residing in the areas of Downtown Amman and Al Qastal, as well as at Rawabi Al-Salt Charitable Society.
“Over the years, Hikma has built an effective CR platform through which it directly supports and gives back to the local communities in which it operates,” commented Hana Darwazeh Ramadan, Vice President of Corporate Communication at Hikma. “The work of both the JHCO and Tkiyet Um Ali corresponds with our goal to promote social solidarity, which is why they deserve our full support. Not to mention, by engaging our employees in charitable acts, we are able to foster a culture of belonging amongst them, reflecting the spirit of giving during the month of Ramadan.”