EMBRACING the spirit of sharing and giving during Ramadan, The Store Group treated 60 families under the care of MyKasih Foundation to a fun-filled evening at Market Place by The Store in Sungai Buloh, Selangor.
The special guests were invited to join the group’s grand corporate social responsibility (CSR) event, which featured a slew of activites followed by a buka puasa meal before the distribution of goodie bags and duit raya.
Joining the festive occasion was The Store Group operations senior general manager Winky Pek, who expressed festive wishes to those present.
“It has been the company’s practice to give back to the community and help the less fortunate.
“We care for those among us and we hope our little gestures can cheer them up as well as help them lead a better life,” he said.
The event also saw the launch of MyKasih Love My Neighbourhood food aid programme, a fundraising campaign to aid low-income Malaysian families earning a combined monthly household income of not more than RM1,500.
MyKasih Foundation deputy chairman Jeffrey Perera said the organisation was blessed to be a third-time recipient of The Store’s charitable giving.
He said the foundation hoped to reach out to the many families who were struggling to put food on the table.
“The Store Group has been very supportive as a retail partner since 2010, where more than 20 of its premises nationwide are reaching out to the programme’s recipients and rendering assistance in a cashless manner.
“The Store has also channelled contributions of up to RM214,000 to support 190 families with food aid and two orang asli community learning centres in Gerik, Perak, where underpriviledged children receive sustenance and basic literacy,” said Perera.
Under the food aid programme, recipients get a cashless monthly allowance of RM80 through their MyKad account, which they can spend on approved essential food items.
Pek also presented a mock cheque of RM113,000 to University Malaya Medical Centre paediatric haematology-oncology and bone marrow transplantation division head Prof Dr Hany Ariffin.
The money was collected through the Hope For Childhood Cancer charity campaign, which ended in March, for Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC).
Prof Hany thanked The Store Group for the meaningful initiative and generous contribution to the children.
“We are grateful for such a contribution, which translates into the possibility of treating more children with cancer and saving more lives,” she said.
Simultaneously, The Store Group celebrated its 51st anniversary with a cake-cutting ceremony.
There was also a prize presentation for the Double Festivals Grand Reward contest, in which grand prize winner Ng De Hong drove home a Perodua Myvi 1.3G while special prize winners Md Yunus Mahat and Neng Wei Ching each received keys to a Perodua Axia 1.0G.
Meanwhile, customers stand a chance to win prizes worth up to RM500,000 in the Anniversary GIFTaway contest which ends on Aug 31.
With a minimum spend of RM50 in a single receipt, customers will be in the running to win lucky draw prizes including a Perodua Arus as the grand prize and two Proton Iriz as special prizes.
Customers also stand a chance to win an instant cash voucher up to RM10 daily at point of payment.