Qatar Cargo launches next stage of its WeQare charitable initiative
03 / 05 / 2022
By Damian Brett
Photo: Qatar Airways Cargo
Qatar Airways Cargo has launched the latest “chapter” in its WeQare charitable initiative.
The third part of the carrier’s initiative is titled Let’s Stand Together and will include a donation drive that seeks to gather donations in kind for children, from April 26 to May 10.
The donation drive focuses on three aspects: education, sports and fun.
“Qatar Airways Cargo is collecting study material (books, school bags, pencils), clothes and sports items (socks, soccer balls, sneakers, jerseys) as well as toys, musical instruments and board games,” the carrier said.
“Any donation for children is welcome, as long as it is clean, in good condition and without batteries.”
To collect all the donations, each station of the company has its own collection point, where people can drop off their donations.
Qatar Airways Cargo has also opened six donation collection points for its employees, as well as a public collection point in Doha.
The donations will be sent in by Qatar Airways Cargo global offices to its hub in Doha where a massive sorting activity will take place on May 17, following which the donations will be sent all over the world.
In line with its commitment to sustainability, Qatar Airways Cargo will also offset the CO2 emissions of the donated items.
Guillaume Halleux, chief officer cargo at Qatar Airways, said: “Not all children are born with the same opportunities, but every child has the right to dream.
“To make their dreams a reality, Qatar Airways Cargo wants to gather forces to support this next generation in need, by sending them toys, educational materials and sports items so that all children can enjoy their childhood.”
Chapter one was titled “One Million Kilos” launched in July 2020 and provided the free transport of 1m kilos of humanitarian aid and medical equipment to charitable organisations.
For Chapter two, “Rewild the Planet”, the airline committed to preserve wildlife and endangered animals and to transport them back to their natural habitat free of charge.