THIS Chinese New Year has become more meaningful for dialysis patient Chow Chi Tak who received a RM1,000 ang pow and RM600 worth of groceries from property developer IJM Land Bhd.
Chow and his family were among six needy families in Seremban who received aid via the IJM Seremban 2 charity programme. The donation came in handy for Chow who has been undergoing dialysis since 2015 and is looked after by his wife. The couple also need to provide for their two school-going children.
IJM Land Bhd senior general manager Chai Kian Soon said, “As we take a leap into the new year, we hope to give everyone fresh hope to start anew.
“We consider it part of our responsibility to help uplift the lives of the underprivileged.”
The second recipient under the programme was Cindy Wan Fau Teng, a widow who is suffering from various medical issues including memory loss.
After the death of her husband last year, she has been trying her best to provide for her two sons, especially her 19-year-old elder boy who hopes to further his studies.
Another recipient was widow Ho Pei Yoon, whose husband died in 2021, and who had to take on several jobs to provide for her two children.
The others who received help were grandmother Koo Ah Moi who has been looking after her 15-year-old grandson since he was born, Yeoh Kwok Hau, a diabetic patient who works as a cleaner, and Gan Ming Chon, a lung cancer patient.
“We at IJM Land strongly believe that an act of kindness can go a long way.
“When we lend a helping hand, it is not merely to allow these families to enjoy a slice of the festivities.
“We also wish to set a good example for society to play their part in helping those in need,” said Chai.
IJM Land has been striving to improve the lives of the community in Seremban over the past decade through various charity programmes that have helped over 600 families.