Sunway Gives Back For Chinese New Year

6 February 2018:  
Urban poor and cancer stricken families receive donations to help welcome in the Year Of The Dog

Volunteers from the Sunway Group recently came together at Sunway Putra Mall to help 155 urban poor and cancer stricken families gather groceries and other goodies for the all-important reunion dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year.

The initiative was a part of Sunway’s ‘Share Because You Care – Chinese New Year Cheer 2018’ programme, which aims to create a sustainable impact by improving the lives of communities, in particular during festive seasons.

The volunteers came from various units under the Sunway umbrella including Sunway Malls, Sunway Property and Sunway Medical Centre, each of which helped to distribute provisions to the underprivileged.

Members of Sunway Group and families pause for a group photo
Picking out groceries for the reunion dinner with a volunteer

Each family received RM350 in cash donations, in addition to a box of Yee Sang, health supplements and red packets, presented to them by Sunway Group EXCO member Puan Sri Dr Susan Cheah, Sunway Malls Chief Operating Officer Kevin Tan and Sunway Medical Centre Business Development & Corporate Communication Director Dr Michelle Mah Li Fang.

Sunway volunteers were also joined by those from Kechara Soup Kitchen Society, and together they accompanied the families on their shopping expedition, helping them to select items, load carts, make purchases and carry home groceries.

Each family could pick and choose exactly what they wanted, ensuring that their reunion dinner would follow the traditions unique to their household.

Members from each family receiving their donations and ang pow

Families on the day came from the Great Heart Charity Association, Touching Lives Club & Padmasambhava Children Loving Association Klang, Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Kurang Upaya, Subang Jaya Buddhist Association, National Cancer Council, National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia and additional bodies identified by Kechara.

“Sunway strives to make a positive impact in the communities in which we operate. We believe that a community that celebrates together, stages together and grows together. It is truly a privilege to get to know these diverse individuals, their backgrounds, and their many hopes and challenges,” said Puan Sri Dr Susan Cheah, adding that the initiative was in line with the Group’s goals to build sustainable communities through social inclusion.

 

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