Last week, an orange moose wearing blue knee socks flew from Paris to Cairo.
No, it’s not a joke or a strange hijacking story: it’s the journey of one of thousands of used toys donated to Marwa Fayed’s Toy Run, a Cairo-based non-profit that collects toys from around the world and gives them to underprivileged children who will treasure them again. To date, over 1,900 toys have been distributed in Egypt in orphanages, hospitals, and remote communities, and another 4,000 have been received by kids in the UAE, UK, KSA, and Qatar.
The project is named after its founder, Marwa Fayed, who believed passionately in following one’s heart and who passed away last June. Her friends, family, and husband Omar Samra, the youngest Arab to summit Mount Everest, are now helping to carry on her work. On December 7, Tedx Cairo Women, an all-inclusive women’s community, sponsored a toy drive in her honor as part of their inaugural event in New Cairo.
For more info – Marwa Fayed’s Toy Run Facebook page