Dipping into the #SunwayforGood Fund, which was set up during the Movement Control Order (MCO) earlier this year, Sunway has lent a generous helping hand to 16 charity homes across Malaysia by settling their utility bills.
The Fund is one of Sunway’s initiatives created to assist communities of the B40 income group as well as those heavily impacted by the ill effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and MCO. It was formed in collaboration with the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and donations from all Sunway employees were channeled into it, leading to a collection amounting to over Rm800,000. The money has been used to help more than 160,000 B40 beneficiaries so far.
The 16 charity homes that benefitted from the utility bill aid are Rumah Pengurusan Al-Firdaus, Rumah Kasih Harmoni Paya Jaras, Pusat Jagaan Anbe Sivam, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Ehsan As-Shakur, Pertubuhan Anak Yatim & Miskin Pinang Klang, Johor Cheshire Home, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Puspanesam, Rumah Sinar Kebahagian, Shammah Children Home, Pusat Jagaan Sinar Ceria, Rumah Sejahtera Permatang Tinggi, Pertubuhan Rumah Sinar, House of Hope, Pusat Jagaan Rumah Juara Puchong, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-anak Yatim dan OKU Mesra and Rumah Hope. These homes are located in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor.
Johor Cheshire Home is one of the 16 recipients of the #SunwayforGood Fund
“We are doing this because we got to know many charity homes’ difficulties in sustaining their expenses, as the usual public donations have decreased due to the MCO and COVID-19. We hope this will alleviate the financial burden of these charitable homes and help them sustain through these difficult time,” said Sunway Group Deputy Executive Chairman Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M Hashim.
A representative of Johor Cheshire Home, Dr Ben C Ng, expressed his appreciation for the aid, saying, “We were hit very hard during the MCO, but thankfully Sunway helped us by paying our electricity bills, thus allowing us to continue aiding the needy.”
This warm utility bill payment gesture is not the only occasion the Fund had been used to help out those in need. Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya and Yayasan Kebajikan Negara had each received RM10,000 in donations, and money from the fund was also used to prepare “StaySafe” packs comprising masks, vitamin C and sanitisers for front-line workers, including those involved in essential and critical services across Sunway Group.
These include healthcare employees at Sunway Medical Centre and Sunway Medical Centre Velocity, zookeepers tending to animals at Sunway Lagoon and Sunway Lost World of Tambun, hotel staff across Sunway’s properties nationwide, facility maintenance workers, and security officers and auxiliary police in Sunway townships.