Sparkle This Ramadan Campaign | How to Help Children in Malawi

This Ramadan, Thrift For Good and Times Square Center are collecting and selling clothing, bags, shoes, accessories and books to raise funds for the 14,000 children in Malawi under the care of the Sparkle Foundation.

This month, we celebrate Ramadan, the holy month of giving, reflection and community. 

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Thrift For Good and Times Square Center are partnering to offer a new way you can give to children in need. Thrift For Good is the UAE’s most loved charity thrift store with two locations in Times Square Center and the Golden Mile Galleria Building 8 on the Palm Jumeirah, as well as an online shop.

You can give Thrift For Good your preloved clothing, shoes, bags, accessories and books of any condition to be resold in their stores. We, Thrift For Good, donate 100% of the profits from this to children around the world through the local non-profit, Gulf for Good. For this campaign, the beneficiary will be The Sparkle Foundation in Malawi.

The project is to purchase the “Sparkle Farm” land which will be used to secure two daily meals to children in Malawi, lowering the Sparkle Foundation’s food costs. Also, the land will be built into the curriculum for the children in their care, so farming can be learned as a life skill – a staple in the Malawian economy and work force.

From 3pm to 8pm every day April 8th until May 2nd , during the month of Ramadan, Times Square Center and Thrift for Good are having a collection drop point available on the ground floor of Times Square Center. The goal is to
collect 1000kg of preloved clothing, shoes, bags, accessories and books, which will convert to the required funds needing to purchase this farmland.

The public launch of this initiative was on April 8th at 3pm, in partnership with the Rotaract Club. Nancy Nese Ozbek, the General Manager of Times Square Center, Jennifer Sault, the Founder of Thrift For Good and Sparkle Foundation's very own Muayi, spoke to inaugurate this campaign.

Members from the public are welcome to drop off their preloved items, to give to children in need throughout Ramadan.

For more information, follow Thrift For Good on Instagram @thriftforgood or to indulge in a little charitable shopping, visit

This initiative is approved by Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, license number 4686.

About Thrift For Good:
Thrift For Good is one of the region’s favourite charity thrift stores. Founded in February 2020 by Founder, Jen Sault who, after years of passionately raising funds for children around the world, through Gulf for Good, saw a gap in the market to merge the ever-evolving world of fashion and desperate need for sustainability with charity. This IACAD approved initiative mission is to ‘Rheum preloved items to reduce waste and help children around the world’. Thrift For Good has two stunning retail spaces; located in the Galleria Mall Golden Mile 8 Palm Jumeirah, on the first floor of Times Square Center, as well as a chic online store, , where a selection of high street and designer clothing is sold to the public, with 100% of the profits being donated to international children’s charities, in partnership with Gulf for Good.

For more information don’t forget to follow Thrift For Good on its Instagram page @thriftforgood or to indulge in a little charitable shopping, visit

About the Sparkle Foundation:
The Sparkle Foundation is a registered charity in Malawi, with the vision to deliver a future in which every community has equal opportunity to live a life of health and self-sufficiency in Malawi. They have spent years understanding the needs of the
community and have developed an innovative approach to charity by delivering a sustainable and replicable best practice model. 

People can also donate directly to the Sparkle Foundation Fund a Farm project - please share:

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About Times Square Center:
Times Square Center Dubai is a uniquely compact community shopping destination which offers an original selection of well-known and respected international and boutique brands. They offer a well-rounded, intimate and social family encounter with a broad-spectrum range of shop personalities, complemented with a weekly artisan market. They are committed to our local
community and provide a warm welcome with familiar neighbourly qualities.

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