GOLF clubs across Malaysia each year undertake numerous corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives designed to give back to society and that is especially so during the holy month of Ramadan, a time for reflection and being gracious.
Among the leaders in these noble exercises are Kota Permai Golf & Country Club and TPC Kuala Lumpur, who both have projects aimed at lifting the spirits of the less fortunate in society.
Kota Permai hosted a special buka puasa for children from the Pusat Jagaan Nur Barakah while TPC KL have joined forces with Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) to reach out to homeless people and provide free meals via their #zerowastage project.
Kota Permai’s goodwill gesture catered for 35-odd children – aged between two and twelve years, and who are either orphans or from poor families.
Upon their arrival by a chartered bus, the children were given a warm welcome by the club’s management team, staff and committee members before being ushered to the buffet venue at the Permai lounge where some of the children went on-stage to deliver a tradional dance performance.
The buffet, comprising various local culinary delights, also offered ‘live’ cooking stalls with kambing panggang and apam balik istana being among the highlights.
“We want them to experience a fun event and wish them a good Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration in a few weeks’ time,” said director of Club, Township & Property Management Tang Meng Loon.
“Besides the treat we have in store for them today, we have also prepared goodie bags for them to enjoy their Hari Raya.”
Located in Shah Alam, the home relies on community support and is in constant need of various necessities.
TPC KL’s Ramadan #zerowastage project not only touches the lives of the homeless but is also an effective means for the club to help curb the growing problem of food wastage, especially during festive seasons.
With this, for the month Ramadan, the kitchen and stewarding staff of TPC Kuala Lumpur are selecting high quality excess food from the Lambaian Rasa buffet dinner and pack it with a view to distributing it to the homeless and underprivileged families in the Klang Valley.
This year 30 staff have come together to assist at KSK’s food distribution centre at Anjung Singgah, Kuala Lumpur.
The readily packed food from TPC KL reaches the distribution centre by 11pm and each member of staff is assigned a specific role to help ensure a smooth distribution with minimal wastage.
In addition to this, there was a recent free giveaway of ‘Bubur Lambuk’ at TPC Kuala Lumpur as a token of appreciation to the staff and regular members and guests of the club.