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World's tallest donation box at Burj Khalifa passes 570,000 lights mark

Light donations of individuals and companies across the country will secure 575,197 meals to the '10 million meals' campaign

World's tallest donation box at Burj Khalifa passes 570,000 lights mark

Individuals from more than 100 nationalities have contributed to the World’s Tallest Donation Box.

Just four days after the launch of the World's Tallest Donation Box, Dubai's Burj Khalifa is set to shine bright with 0ver 575,000 lights as donations continuing pouring in to support coronavirus-hit communities in the UAE.

The light donations of individuals and companies across the country will secure 575,197 meals to the ’10 million meals’ campaign that aims to provide food support for those affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Individuals from more than 100 nationalities contributed to the World’s Tallest Donation Box that provides a meal for those in need, for every light purchased for as little as Dh10.

Donations illuminated 46 floors of Burj Khalifa on Wednesday night, with the goal to shine the 1.2 million lights on the façade of the world’s tallest building in a message of solidarity and hope to communities hard hit by the pandemic across the world.

Donors from different parts of the world are posting positive messages of hope as they make their contributions on the initiative’s website www.tallestdonationbox.com.

Hailing from the UAE, Sara wrote, "I’m so blessed to be in a safe country with a roof above my head and food in my hands. I can never relate to what others are going through but I try my very best to help."

Arsalan Khalid, from Pakistan, wrote, "The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light."

The World’s Tallest Donation Box drew massive contributions within the first few days of its launch from a number of private companies and multinational corporations including Amazon, Visa, Atlantis Resorts, West Zone, Tristar Group, Chalhoub Group and Bin Sougat Group.

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