KOTA KINABALU: With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time for family bonding and doing your part to help others.
In respect to the tradition of giving back during the Yuletide, Sanctuary of Hope Welfare Association together with ITCC Penampang shopping mall is holding the Season of Hope Christmas Bazaar until Sunday.
Over 90 traders are taking part in this programme, so visitors can enjoy a variety of food and drinks as well as browse through items such as clothes, toys, books and even health supplements.
There will be hourly lucky draws as well as carolling to entertain visitors at the bazaar.
The rental fee for stalls set up during this event will go to the Sanctuary of Hope.
Penampang district officer Luvita Koisun, who officiated at the bazaar on Friday, said the event should be supported as proceeds would go towards the less fortunate.
“Let us all come together to help those in need, not only during festive seasons but anytime we can,” she added.
She also congratulated all vendors who came to support Sanctuary of Hope in their effort to bring positive changes to the lives of the less fortunate.
Sanctuary of Hope was set up to address issues such as unemployment and poverty as well as being a medium for concerned citizens to help the less fortunate.
Programmes that encourage self-development are mainly its core activities, empowering the less privileged to help themselves.
The Sanctuary of Hope’s existing programmes consist of music training, farming, leather craft and carpentry.