Inside the Middle East
August 11, 2009
Posted: 750 GMT

A local UAE charity, Take My Junk UAE, is turning the unwanted junk of expats returning home because of the economic downturn into valuable donations to the country's poorer laborers.

Every day Faisal Khan, a 34 year old businessman, drives around Dubai's high end residential areas collecting anything from towels, clothes and furniture from expats who would have otherwise thrown them away before their return back home. He then makes sure those items are distributed to the needy.

For more information on how you could help this charity click here.

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G.   August 12th, 2009 2:37 pm ET

Sweet. In a big country with a lot of people, and gangs and stuff like that, it probably gets more complicated. There are places you do not drive.

dr.sheikh   September 8th, 2009 9:09 am ET

hello sir
i too have stuff for giveaway like clothes etc. in very good condition how i can send it to u i m in abu dhabi
kind regards

roberta   October 16th, 2009 1:54 pm ET

Dear Mr.Khan, i just arrived in Dubai and our apartment has only 1 sofa and beds. We had to bring the ourdoors table and chairs inside so we could have a place to eat. I am in need of a dining room tabel and chairs and also some kitchen stuff, pans, pots, mixer etc. If you come across any of these items please let me know so we could negotiate a very reasonable price. Thank you kindly for your attention.

MRS.hyder   October 29th, 2009 7:27 am ET

Please , collect my thing from Dubai . contact me via my email

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