Winter Coat Drive

Giving the gift of warmth

This winter has been brutal on refugees. Mina and Ali are collecting winter coats, blankets, hats, gloves and scarves to be delivered to the Gaza Refugee Camp in Jerash, Jordan.

Ali wrote:

A few nights ago, in NYC it was so cold that my heart rate had gone up significantly and I honestly thought I was going to collapse (I was saying the Shahada … Muslims know what I’m talking about)… I was afraid because it was late and that nobody would come to help me. It felt like my heart was failing me, I couldn’t breathe. Then I went back to my comfortable hotel with a heater and looked it up, I was scared I thought I had heart problems. I learned that this happens in severely cold temperatures. Then I thought about refugees, and the poor that have to manage a life with this. On that night, the Mayor of NY had ordered all the homeless be taken to shelters even if it was by force. We have refugees that aren’t even invited in or accepted in societies, leave alone forced into safety and shelter. So we’re doing a coat/jacket and blanket drive…. We already have 500 jackets donated by a good, good person and we have a shipping company sponsoring the shipping costs … So, if you have the opportunity and the ability, please please please jump in and help somebody’s heart beat normal.

Want to get involved? Call 050 927 3621 for details. 

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Gaza Camp

In December, 2015 we returned to Jordan to perform and lead circus arts workshops for the children residing in the Gaza Refugee Camp in Jerash. Truly an incredible weekend of laughter and play! We can’t wait to return in the new year.

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Annual Community Party & Performance

Another year, another excuse to party!

On Saturday April 18 at Time Grand Plaza Hotel, we had the pleasure of hosting our 2nd Annual Clowns Who Care Xtravaganza Party and performance celebrating the wonderful special needs community. Children of all ages, and their families, from around the U.A.E. attended. It was nice for them to be able to come together from different areas and schools to a beautiful venue to have fun, dance, take part in activities, each a delicious lunch and be entertained for the afternoon.

Many thanks to all the volunteers, performers and artists, activity leaders, Time Hotels, Barakat – Fresh & Easy, Action Care and everyone who helped bring more joy to the community!

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For more photos click HERE

Children of the Mountain Ball

Celebrate for Children Gala Ball

This year marks the Children of the Mountain Organization’s 5th anniversary. To celebrate and help raise funds to continue expanding their efforts, they are holding the Celebrate for Children Gala Ball on Friday, Feb. 20 at the Waldorf Astoria in Dubai. Our director, Mina Liccione, is excited to be hosting this very special event for a wonderful cause.

We have participated in a few other events with COTM and have seen the incredible work that they are doing to ensure children receive an education.

Who are COTM and what do they do?

  • Company Overview
    We build schools , Train Teachers and support children. We work in the district of Tandrang in Nepal where schools are dangerous, school supplies short and children in desperate need. Our Kachhua Klubs provide safe and secure learning environment for children who would otherwise sit in the dirt in dark and dismal classrooms without light or color. Please support us and help to give these children a brighter future..
  • Please note, that the ball is exclusive to new year donors who have donated AED 500 or more in January or February 2015. For more information email:  info@childrenofthemountain.org
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Spreading Christmas Cheer

Spreading a little Christmas cheer….

December was filled with lots of laughter! We headed to Al Noor Center with Mina’s university dance students to perform as part of their annual holiday party. The kids, staff, performers and Dubomedy crew all had a blast!

Later in the month we headed to Golisano Children’s Hospital in New York to put on a special show as well as hand out Christmas presents to the patients. Special thanks to the Rochester Knights of Columbus for donating monies to provide us with toys to share! 

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Eid Celebration

On October 2, 2014 we had the great privilege of organizing a fun filled show, dance party and Eid celebration for the wonderful kids, and staff, of SENSES Center for children with special needs.

We would like to thank our lovely volunteers and guest musicians – Fabian MartinNikhil Raj Uzgare and James Casaki. Lastly, a shout out to our friends at Barakat for their added love, sponsorship and continued support.

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Iftar and Story-telling Evening

We organized a very special Iftar for the wonderful residents, and staff, of the SENSES Center for children with special needs on Sunday, July 20.

The event began with a traditional potluck iftar followed by a performance entitled Arabian Story Hour. The show consisted of comical tales and a new rendition of the classic clown routine Pea Soup performed by Mona, Ray and Omar and directed by Mina.

Everyone had a wonderful time and we thank the many volunteers who donated their time, energy and delicious dishes. In addition, we would like to express our gratitude to Barakat for sponsoring fresh juices and fruit salads.

All the remaining dry food, snacks and juice boxes were left for SENSES Center to use. The extra rice, meat, yogurt and donuts were delivered, and distributed, to a near by Labor Camp in Al Barsha. Many smiles were created that night!

To stay in the loop, please like our page: www.facebook.com/clownswhocare or join our mailing list by sending an email to LOL@dubomedy.com. Regular events will resume in September.

Photos by Abel Fernandes and Ayesha Fernandes. To see the full album click HERE.

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