By Mei Kuan
The restaurant chain McDonald’s Malaysia matched the total amount of Happy Meals donated by customers via a Happy Meal donation programme that ran from October till November for distribution to over 1000 orphanages across the country from December till January.
Currently, a total of 35,000 Happy Meals are being delivered in stages to children at orphanages which have been impacted by the effects of the pandemic.
“Our customers donated a total of 17,891 Happy Meals, and we at McDonald’s Malaysia matched this amount. We thank all our customers who responded to the donation programme for joining us in spreading feel-good moments to children across the country. We hope that these Happy Meals will bring joy and cheer to the children,” explained Azmir Jaafar, Managing Director and Local Operating Partner of McDonald’s Malaysia.
Among the orphanages in Perak set to benefit from the drive are Pusat Jagaan Anak-Anak Yatim & Miskin Nurul Iman (Nurul Iman Care Centre for Orphans and The Poor) in Manjoi, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Jazz (Jazz Orphans’ Welfare Organisation) in Teluk Intan, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Darussalam (Darussalam Orphans’ Welfare Organisation) in Ipoh, Rumah Anak-Anak Yatim Baitul Amin (Baitul Amin Orphanage) in Parit and Persatuan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Rumah Wawasan (Rumah Wawasan Orphans’ Welfare Association) in Manjung.
This latest initiative by McDonald’s Malaysia is part of the company’s ongoing community engagement activities that take place all year round. With an aim to create a positive impact in the communities it operates in, McDonald’s Malaysia encourages its restaurant crew at more than 300 restaurants across the nation to carry out at least two community activities each month.
“If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that now it is more important than ever for us to stand together stronger as a nation and as a community. This latest contribution to the orphanages is a testament to the collaborative #KitaBoleh (#WeCan) spirit that will ultimately have a positive effect on the community. We at McDonald’s Malaysia will continuously do our best for the communities we operate in,” added Azmir.
In 2020, McDonald’s Malaysia carried out more than 7,000 activities and sponsored close to 200,000 meals to the country’s frontliners encompassing hospital workers, police and army personnel.