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‘Jackets of Hope’ brings warmth with tunes of Play 99.5 station

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Press Release  — Play 99.5, one of Jordan’s music stations, launched the initiative “Jackets of Hope”, with the aim of bringing less fortunate individuals a warm jacket before winter’s colder days, according to a station press statement.اضافة اعلان

“Binding together when times get tough is the epitome of being Jordanian,” the statement said.

It said the idea started after the success of “Toys of Hope”, another initiative led by Play 99.5 in 2010, when listeners were encouraged to donate their old toys to underprivileged children.

That campaign caught the eye of Her Majesty Queen Rania, who voiced her support for the campaign by donating toys, and by also calling into Play 99.5’s morning show live on air.

Fast forward to this year, Jordanians are expected to face one of the coldest winters witnessed in a long time which sparked the idea to launch “Jackets of Hope”.

Branded drop bins were placed in different Jordan Kuwait Bank branches in City Mall, Taj Lifestyle and Abdali Mall, and at Cozmo’s Seventh Circle.

Washy Wash volunteered to clean and categorize all the received jacket in a true act of coming together for good.

Play 99.5 also held different school activations encouraging youth to exercise empathy and donate their old jackets. Presenters Dana Darwish and Saad Shamout visited Al Mashrek International School, where they interviewed the students who donated jackets, and collected inspiring messages from the youth to the people who will be receiving the jackets.

Another presenter, Bader Al-Khatib visited the Islamic scientific college, where they met with the students who participated in the campaign to encourage more people to follow suit.

The campaign runs until the middle of December, and every jacket shared is a heart warmed this winter season.

To find out more about how you can also participate and bring warmth and joy to a person in need this winter, you can visit Play 99.5’s social media @play995 or on their website www.Play.jo

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