A contribution of in kind and monetary aid made by Mahzooz in support of earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 February 2023: Mahzooz, the philanthropy-driven leading weekly draw in the UAE, is once more among the first responders to support the humanitarian relief efforts in Turkey and Syria, following the devastating earthquake that hit those countries on 6 February 2023. Known in the region for its ongoing social and humanitarian contributions, Mahzooz is collaborating with the official Turkish authorities and the Syrian Arab Republic's Embassy in the UAE to send financial as well as employee-driven in-kind donations, to the earthquake-stricken areas through the official channels.

"Homes were destroyed, schools have been crumbled to dust and communication systems have been severely damaged. By providing in-kind donations in the form of essentials to Turkey and cash donations to Syria, we hope for the severely affected families to be able to access the necessities they require, through the on-ground relief agencies, to address their immediate needs," said Farid Samji, CEO of EWINGS, Managing Operator of Mahzooz. Mahzooz has previously conducted similar drives, in collaboration with the Emirates Red Crescent, to support the flood victims in Pakistan in 2022 and the victims of the devastating blast in Beirut in 2020.

The company is dedicated to changing people's lives not only through its generous weekly prizes, but also through its ongoing social contributions, which are made solely through official NGOs and not-for-profit organizations and have impacted the lives of over 8000 direct and indirect beneficiaries. Mahzooz is committed to fulfilling people's dreams and giving back to the community.