Mall and bank raise RM18,810 for shelter

Successful campaign: Agathians Shelter representative Bala (left) receiving a mock cheque from Mid Valley Megamall advertising and promotions head Jesz Loo (right).

In conjunction with its “Christmas Fairy Tails” promotion, Mid Valley Megamall had its annual Santa Meet and Greet charity programme to raise funds for Agathians Shelter.

This charity programme, a joint effort with HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad and supported by Foto Shangri-La, saw shoppers donate a minimum of RM10 to have their photographs taken with Santa Claus and got to bring home a 4R photo card as well as a present.

The children from the welfare home were delighted to receive the full proceeds from the charity programme.

Agathians Shelter is a registered welfare organisation governed by Pertubuhan Kebajikan Agathians Malaysia. The non-governmental organisation founded in 2003 relies purely on public donation.

The shelter currently houses 40 boys from aged five to 19, who are either orphaned, abandoned or from single-parent or broken families.

The organisation provides them with schooling opportunities and, if needed, treatment or counselling for post-traumatic experiences.

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