Sunway Group brings Raya cheer to the needy

V. Sivaji | May 15, 2020 | 0 | Penang , Property Page , Shop , Travel

As in previous years, the Sunway Group will again live up to its caring corporate citizen’s role by handing out raya cheer for the underprivileged nationwide.
They kick-started their month-long #SunwayforGood Raya Cheer programme just ahead of the festive season to bring about much needed cheer to various communities in need. 
The programme is expected to reach out to more than 9,000 beneficiaries nationwide this year. The first initiative will see Sunway deliver a total of 6,500 packets of specially prepared bubur lambuk to the frontline workers, essential service staff, and B40 families nationwide starting from May 1, 2020.
Some 2,000 packets of bubur lambuk will be distributed by the Penang State Assembly for Seberang Jaya to the B40 communities and frontline workers in Penang, from May 13 to 20.
All safety precautions such as face masks and social distancing will be carried out during the distribution. 
The nutritious bubur lambuk was prepared by Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya and Sunway Hotel Georgetown’s master chefs in four batches, in order to ensure they are delivered fresh and there will be no wastage, which is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). 
Each batch sees 500 packets of bubur lambuk being carefully prepared over six  hours and distributed to Hospital Seberang Jaya, Perda District Police Headquarter, the fire fighters, local residents in Seberang Jaya, Komtar and Masjid Kapitan Keling. 
“As a corporation, we believe it is now more critical than ever for us to help uplift the B40 community. We believe that many individuals are adversely affected by the Movement Control Order and the extension of controlled MCO. 
“We are pleased to be able to working with the Penang State Government to help those who need it most in these trying times. By working together, we can build a sustainable, progressive nation that leaves no one behind.” said Sunway Hotel Georgetown and Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya General Manager, Prakash Kumaran.
Meanwhile, the State Assemblyman for Seberang Jaya, Dr Afif Bahardin added that the month of Ramadan requires us to appreciate the spirit of sharing blessings, especially as we all face the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
“Therefore, I would like to convey my sincere thanks to Sunway for cooperating with the State Assembly Office for Seberang Jaya in sharing this glorious month with the people of Seberang Jaya in need.” added Afif.
Over in the Klang Valley, 4,500 packets of bubur lambuk prepared by Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Sunway Putra Hotel and Sunway Velocity Hotel will be distributed by Sunway’s volunteers and partner, a not-for-profit organisation Adab Youth Garage (AYG), to the frontline workers at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Serdang and Hospital Sungai Buloh as well as essential service staff, police officers and B40 families every Friday from May 1 to 22.
As for the raya luncheon for prison inmates project, Sunway also extends its raya cheer to reach out to prison inmates. 
A special Hari Raya luncheon on June 16 will be hosted by Sunway for the community of 1,700 in the Kajang Women’s Prison. Besides the luncheon, the community will also receive packets of cookies and toiletry hampers, which are also sold by the prison inmates. 
“The inmate’s small businesses such as production of batik and women’s clothes, floor mats and pastries as well as beauty parlour and spa room services has been affected by the MCO. 
“The Hari Raya luncheon comes at the right time to lift up their spirits and also to support our bakerpreneurs during this festive period.”  said Kajang Women’s Prison Director, PKK Lim Kim Mooi said,
Meanwhile, the Cheer-ful Raya Celebration for Orphans Selangor Youth Community (SAY Community) will deliver Sunway’s cheerful gifts to 170 caretakers and children across four orphanages. 
The caretakers and children of Pusat Jagaaan Nur Barakah, Pusat Jagaan Baitus Sofwah, Pusar Pengurusan AlFirdaus and Pertubuhan Anak Yatim Berkat Kasih (House of Love) will receive new clothes, groceries, duit raya, vitamin C packs, sanitisers and specially baked cookies courtesy of Sunway Malls, Sunway Property and Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. 
“The selected orphanages were having difficulties in getting contributions that helps with the running of the operations since MCO. Sunway’s aid comes at a crucial time and will make the celebrations a meaningful one for the children during these challenging times. 
“We would like to thank Sunway for their contributions and commitment in helping the underserved communities.”  said SAY Community Chief Executive Officer Nurul Azwa Rodzi.
The Adab Youth Garage (AYG) and Selangor Youth Community (SAY Community) volunteers were equipped with 300 face masks donated by Sunway Medical Centre, in appreciation of their selfless contribution to the community during these trying times. 
Sunway will also be delivering packed meals to more than 350 beneficiaries, who are seeking temporary shelter during the period of Movement Control Order at Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh. 
These nutritious meals will be prepared by the chefs of Sunway Lost World of Tambun. 
Separately, Sunway City Iskandar also partners with National Committee for Community Services & Health, Malaysian Red Crescent to prepare and deliver packed meals to some 900 beneficiaries, who are seeking temporary shelter at Kem Wawasan Negara Gunung Pulai, Johor. 
Celebrating inclusivity in the multicultural country Malaysia, meals are distributed to all beneficiaries, regardless of race and gender. 
Needless to say, Sunway is committed to the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda, which is to pursue sustainable development that leaves no one behind. Sunway runs initiatives for people, planet and economic progress under the #SunwayforGood banner. #SunwayforGood initiatives will benefit at least 65,000 beneficiaries this year. 
Syabas Sunway Group for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

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