AS Malaysians continue to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, flood woes and economic downturn, Sunway City Kuala Lumpur Hotels has embarked on a string of initiatives to help ease the burden faced by the country’s most at-risk communities.
Since the start of the year, Sunway Resort, Sunway Pyramid Hotel and Sunway Clio Hotel, assisted by Rotary Club Malaysia and Bangi-based non-profit organisation ADAB Youth Garage (AYG), have donated items worth more than RM10,000 in total to flood victims in the worst-hit districts of Pahang.
The items include 115 king-sized divans, mattresses, blankets and towels, television sets, sofa beds and chest drawers.
Through Sunway Group’s community initiatives and partnership with the Selangor Youth Community (SAY), donations were also made to children’s welfare homes, namely Akademi Remaja Islam Autisma, Pusat Jagaan Anbe Sivam and House of Love.
Sunway City Kuala Lumpur Hotels senior general manager Alex Castaldi said: “We feel heartened that during these unprecedented times, we are able to stand in solidarity and provide to those in need using our existing resources and inventories.”
The initiatives are part of the #SunwayForGood movement, which is Sunway’s commitment towards a sustainable environment, economy and society.
Since the launch of the Jeffrey Sachs Centre on Sustainable Development at Sunway University, through a US$10mil gift by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation to the
United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network in December 2016, Sunway Group has been powering its 13 business divisions to develop business strategies aligned to the sustainable development goals.
Castaldi said the group would continue to create a positive impact by giving back to society and the environment through its sustainability and social responsibility efforts.
“We are committed to the goals and will continue to align our business model, operating strategies and corporate culture with sustainable practices and solutions, despite the situation we are in, ” he added.