Foundation’s touch of festive cheer for poor families

Petronas public and corporate affairs manager Yusri Anuar Ahmad (left) handing over the care packages to Welfare Department deputy director Wan Zarina Wan Salleh.

YAYASAN Petronas recently conducted its annual charity initiative in conjunction with Chinese New Year.

It collaborated with Petronas regional offices to distribute food supplies and personal hygiene care packages to 3,950 poor families through the Welfare Department (JKM) as part of its Sentuhan Kasih programme.

This year, RM434,500 worth of supplies were distributed to needy children and seniors nationwide.

Yayasan Petronas chief executive officer Nelly Francis Shariah said the foundation wanted to play a part in fostering more festive cheer, especially since some traditional Chinese New Year activities, such as the lion and dragon dance, were restricted.

“As such, our team is committed to supporting the less fortunate during this festive season with the contribution of essentials, in hopes that we spark some joy, ” she added.

The foundation also distributed 1,300 care packages to various JKM offices in Johor, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Perak and Selangor as part of festive celebrations.

The remaining 2,650 care packages were handed over to Welfare Department offices in other states.

Petronas group strategic communications head Datin Anita Azrina Abdul Aziz said; “I hope these contributions will help tide them over during this tough period as they stay at home and safely usher in the Year of the Ox.”

Yayasan Petronas’ annual Sentuhan Kasih programme is aimed at sharing the festive spirit with the less fortunate during major celebrations.

The programme is in line with the Petronas Sustainability Agenda and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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