The spread of Dar Al Atta’a donation boxes is not a new concept. The donation initiative is an integral part of the generous Omani culture.
Omanis are usually keen to support the needy, and this selfless attitude deserves a ‘double-tap’ (a ‘like’), and should be encouraged at all times. That is what has drawn the attention of a Y Magazine reporter, who observed the following human behavior recently at Al Azaiba area.
Depa Sathya Narayanan, an Indian house wife who lives in Azaiba, has caught the attention of Y Magazine when she was depositing some used clothes in a donation box belonging to Dar Al Atta’a, the Omani non-profit charity organization.
Narayanan told Y Magazine, “These clothes have become smaller and too tight for my child. They look new and I believe that they could be used by other people anywhere in the world, so why keep them in my cupboard?”
“I used to put some garments (in the box) almost once a year, while many women who live in the same building as me did the same. It’s a good habit; donators are offering clothes and other usable items in good condition,” she added.
As a part of its charity efforts, Dar Al Atta’a also printed an attractive message on the side of the donation boxes, urging people to donate money through SMS as an authorised channel managed by Dar Al Atta’a.
The message reads: “One Rial shows that you care. SMS ‘donate’ to 90001″.
Seeing the influence of helping the needy being spread instills a sense of hope for the country and inspiration for others to follow in these footsteps.
The amount one donates should not matter as much as the pure intentions behind each donation.