RIYADH: Saudi Aramco has concluded one of its Ramadan initiatives for this year, which it launched at the beginning of the Muslim holy month, that targets the most needy community groups.
The “Charitable Baskets Initiative” saw baskets being sent to orphans, widows and needy families, as part of the energy company’s continuous efforts to achieve a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities, and promote the values of social solidarity.
This year’s campaign targeted about 26,250 beneficiaries throughout the Kingdom, and the baskets, which contained food and basic household necessities, were distributed in various regions.
Among the company’s annual initiatives is also the donation campaign by Saudi Aramco employees during the month of Ramadan, which was launched in 2002.
The campaign donations reached a record high last year bringing in SR6 million ($1.599 million) and the company matched the donations to maximize the impact and reach the largest amount of needy people, bringing the total donations to SR12 million.
This year, the company’s citizenship department is supporting a number of charitable funds in the medical, educational and social fields, with a focus on orphans and widows, in addition to the elderly.
The Saudi Aramco Electronic Donation System won an international certificate of excellence at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2020 for the most prominent digital achievements and the most enriching technical content and dissemination of technical culture through the company’s development of an electronic application that allows its employees to easily donate to approved charitable campaigns.