SERVING the community has always been integral to Maxis, particularly in a year that impacted families across the country.
Festive seasons were always marked with charity efforts by the company and Christmas was no different for Maxis.
In the season of giving, Maxis teamed up with Hope Place, a non-governmental organisation based in Kuching to identify underprivileged communities that needed basic personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hand sanitisers and face masks to stay safe.
Volunteers from Maxis regional office and Hope Place have been distributing PPE packages to families in Bau, Serian and Siburan in stages while strictly adhering to standard operating procedures.
Additionally, PPE packages were also shared with Hope Place for their volunteers to stay protected while they conducted their community outreach.
Maxis Sarawak head of regional sales management Ben Ting Sii Hu was pleased to be able to continue the company’s festive charity initiatives to ease the burden of communities that were in need.
“Our people have always been equally passionate about their work and being socially responsible, as well as provide protective gear for their fellow Sarawakians, ” he said.
Hope Place supervisor Yong Tiong Yeng said Maxis’ contribution enabled them to safely go about their mission to ensure underprivileged people of Kuching had access to basic necessities for an improved quality of life.
“Basic protective equipment is important for them to be able to go to work or school without additional worries, ” said Yong.
Throughout the pandemic, Maxis has actively conducted community outreach and donated aid for Covid-19 relief efforts.
Most recently, the company contributed RM500,000 to the National Welfare Foundation (YKN) in support of Covid-19-related aid.
The contribution will go towards distribution of an estimated 5,000 food boxes to communities severely impacted by the pandemic as well as allocation for flood-stricken areas.
The contribution to YKN is part of the RM1mil pledged by Maxis via the GLC/GLIC Disaster Response Network in the recently launched “To Malaysia, With Love” initiative driven by Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.
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