Ipoh Parade, one of the city’s more prominent shopping malls, has embarked on a programme to encourage shoppers to donate money and gifts for the underprivileged now that Christmas is around the corner.
A huge box has been placed next to the information counter on the mall’s ground floor for shoppers to donate items and money for a noble cause. Money collected will be used to buy gifts, apart from those received.
On Boxing Day, Thursday, December 26, over 200 children from eight orphanages and welfare homes, in and around Ipoh, will be invited to the mall to unwrap the gifts. It will be a joyous occasion to celebrate, as a number of supporting events are on the cards to entertain the kids.
“We want to make Christmas a meaningful occasion for all, especially for the orphans. And what better way than to celebrate it together,” said Ipoh Parade manager, Chan Yu Yin to Ipoh Echo during a media conference recently.
Chan implored the public, especially those who frequented Ipoh Parade, to be on the look out for the open donation box on the ground floor. “Please do the needful. Donate whatever you can, money or in kind, to make the coming Christmas an occasion to remember for the children.” A huge soft board with children’s wishes for Christmas, written on pieces of paper, is on display behind the donation box.
Ipoh Parade has set the ball rolling. Let us all chip in to make the event a success.