‘Join the crowd’
Seeing construction workers working under the terrible heat where temperatures could reach round about 50 degrees Celsius gave the young student at the Modern College of Business and Science the idea of distributing cold water to them, I-Care was born.
So what is I-Care one may think? Well, it’s an initiative that aims to raise awareness to the local community about construction workers, ground crew, maintenance staff and street cleaners on their hard working conditions outside in the unbearable heat as the temperatures in the summer could reach over 50 degrees Celsius, therefore distributing cold water to them would show them that the community cares about them and appreciates their hard work and efforts.
Five years since the launch of I-Care, it has over 200 volunteers, and over 600 Facebook and Twitter followers. So far, since the launch they have distributed over 600 chilled water bottles, however this year they aim to distribute 2000 cold water bottles before lunch-time. They aim to provide cold water to not only construction workers but also maintenance staff, ground crew and street cleaners.
How can YOU help?
Well, first of all follow them on Twitter and like their Facebook page to get updates on the agenda, and the plan..second of all, volunteer to distribute cold water bottles on Thursday the 19th of July 2012 at Al-Fateh Square in Wattaya ( Near Khawla Hospital) at 10am. Tell family and friends and I hope to see you all there!
“We have launched caps, t-shirts with the I-Care logo to be sold for 3 R.O and 4 R.O respectively in which sales will go directly towards the initiative. We also accept donations from different people and companies”
“Our method for accepting donations is by contacting us through our email email@example.com”
My dad always told me that doing good deed is not just donating money, it’s about being a part of it, volunteering and putting a smile on ones face is the most important.