The joy felt by the 40 children was clearly etched on their faces when they were given the chance to pick their new school uniforms and other schooling essentials for the 2015 school term. They were orphans from Pertubuhan Badan Kebajikan Darussalam who went on a “shopping spree” on Monday, December 29, 2014.
Econsave Klebang operations manager, Zamzuri Mansor, said that the allocation of RM100 voucher per child was a contribution from the hypermarket chain. “This is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility programme that was launched five years ago to assist the less fortunate. We’d like them to be as happy as their peers who are from well-to-do families.”
Hostel manager, Norizan Razali, 46, was grateful for the gifts, as they helped lighten the home’s burden. “We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to Dato’ Hamidah Osman, the management of Econsave, Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club, Ipoh City Council Senior Officers’ Club and Kinta Riverfront Hotel for their assistance. It’s most timely.” The kids were then treated to a sumptuous lunch at Kinta Riverfront Hotel.
During the function, a Flood Victims Relief Fund was launched. To kick-off the fund, Ipoh City Council donated food and daily necessities worth RM3000 while Kinta Riverfront gave 50 cartons of mineral water.