Celebrating two events

IN THE spirit of giving and making a difference to the planet and community, Dell celebrated its commitment to the environment, community and the people through its Charity Run and Family Day 2011, held simultaneously in Selangor and Penang.

Over 3,360 Dell employees and their family members participated in the Charity Run and Family Day recently, aimed at raising funds for causes that are close to their hearts. Through employee pledges and corporate matching, Dell managed to collect a total of RM254,000 in aid of six charities and non-profit organisations. They are Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Klang, Rumah Anak Yatim Taman Baiduri, House of Hope, Shan Children’s Home, Charis Hospice, and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). This year’s collection was more than double the amount achieved in 2010.

According to Dell Malaysia managing director Datuk Simon Wong, “We place paramount importance on giving back to the community that we live in, and are happy to support our employees’ contributions and commitment. This annual affair is an opportunity for us to reach out and lend a helping hand to communities in need and we will strive to intensify our efforts in the coming years.”

Since starting this effort in 2006, the company has raised over RM932,000 benefiting various charitable organisations.

The annual event is one of many initiatives organised by Dell Malaysia, aimed at building stronger communities, creating a supportive workplace and promoting diversity and inclusion. One of the themes of this year’s event reflected Dell’s commitment to “go green”, with employees participating in a recycling campaign. The campaign, launched on Sept 7, saw employees and their family and friends collecting close to 170kg of plastic waste.

Dell Global Business Centre, Cyberjaya managing director Pang Yee Beng said: “Caring for the environment is an important tenet in our corporate responsibility efforts. We aim to have a positive impact on the environment, not only with our products and solutions designed to consume less energy but also through organising employee-led ‘green’ activities such as this recycling campaign. We believe that we can make a real difference in finding better ways to a greener world for our business, our customers and the community.”

While celebrating employees’ hard work and efforts in giving back to the community and the environment, Dell employees also had the opportunity to join their team members, family, friends and the communities from each of the local beneficiaries in an action-packed, fun-filled day of activities such as Dell’s own version of the Amazing Race, dunking for donations, games for all ages and a chance to win prizes including mobile devices.

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