STAR Foundation received a contribution of 1,000 microfibre face masks from Airdry Nur Sdn Bhd.
The face masks will be distributed to the foundation’s partnering non-governmental organisations (NGOs) based in the Klang Valley.
Airdry Nur director Selina Yeop Jr handed the face masks over to Star Media Group (SMG) chief content officer Esther Ng, who received them on behalf of Star Foundation, during a simple ceremony at Menara Star, Petaling Jaya.
Also present were Airdry Nur director Judith Leow and SMG managing editor Brian Martin.
Yeop said the donation was made to the foundation because of its ability to get the face masks to the right communities.
“We also plan to reach out to other communities beyond the Klang Valley.
“The Klang Valley currently has a large number of NGOs actively conducting outreach works.
“Beyond this, we also hope to extend help to NGOs in other areas soon,” added Yeop.
Leow said the masks were four-ply and designed according to World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations.
Meanwhile, Ng said it was heartening to see companies stepping up to help Malaysians at a time like this.
“Star Foundation will channel these masks to those who need it most, and we are honoured to be part of this initiative.
“We thank Airdry Nur Sdn Bhd for its thoughtful contribution and look forward to having more collaborations to help the needy in the future,” Ng added.
The masks will be distributed among NGOs involved in outreach work within the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This includes organisations carrying out food aid initiatives, vaccination drives and those that run quarantine centres, among other deserving groups.
As the charitable arm of SMG, Star Foundation was set up in 2004 with the aim of supporting impactful initiatives to help a diverse group of beneficiaries.
For more details on the foundation’s work with the community, visit starfoundation.com.my.