Christmas party for Chow Kit children

Volunteers comprising employees from Aloft, Sheraton Imperial and The Westin fixing up Yayasan Chow Kit’s Children’s Activity Centre.

In the spirit of Christmas, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral invited children from the Yayasan Chow Kit Children’s Activity Centre (YCK) for an exclusive Christmas party at its grand ballroom.

To ensure the children had fun, the hotel organised an evening of food and games, and gave out presents.

The children were greeted by the hotel’s management team as Christmas carols sung for guests, followed by lighting of the funky and colourful Christmas tree in the lobby.

The children were then led to the ballroom where they were greeted by Optimus Prime who gamely posed for pictures with them.

The volunteers from Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral with the children at the Christmas party.

The volunteers from Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral with the children at the Christmas party.

A buffet dinner was served with an assortment of child-friendly dishes such as spaghetti, satay, and lots of desserts including a chocolate fountain with marshmallows, strawberries and bananas.

As the children tucked into dinner, they were entertained by a clown who performed tricks that got them laughing.

Santa Claus brought gifts for the children – thanks to a wish list provided by the carers at YCK to the management team who bought gifts according to the children’s wishes.

Aloft has been working together with YCK’s Children’s Activity Centre since May.

The hotel has embarked on a long-term project with the centre to improve living conditions of the centre which operates as a 24-hour shelter and safe haven for children from the streets of Chow Kit and surrounding areas of the city centre.

The team from Aloft has partnered together in a cluster effort with its sister hotels, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur and The Westin Kuala Lumpur, to conduct renovations and maintenance work on the centre.

The works included revamping the children’s sleeping area, bathroom, storage, and kitchen and pantry area.

Other projects included fumigation of the centre, repainting, installation of exhaust fans for better ventilation, installation of piping and shower stalls, servicing the air-conditioners, installation of new CCTV, doors for the bathrooms and pantry, and replacing furniture fixtures to the centre.

Brand new mattresses and pillows were also provided in replacement of the old worn out ones to further improve the sleeping conditions for the children of the centre.

Hotel general manager Greg Gubiani said the project took 160 hours to organise, plan and execute the first stage of works for the centre.

“As part of a flourishing industry, Aloft is in a position to reach out to and extend help to those in need. YCK provides the children with the opportunity to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills needed to survive in the world.

“The work we are doing for YCK is just a small contribution on our part for the betterment of society, ”said Gubiani.

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