- Underprivileged and cancer-stricken families from around Klang Valley went shopping with Sunway and Kechara Soup Kitchen Society volunteers as part of Sunway’s ‘Share Because You Care – Chinese New Year Cheer’ programme.
Honouring the Asian value of close family ties and the belief that it will usher in good fortune, the Reunion Dinner is one of the most significant events in the celebration of Chinese New Year. This year, 155 urban poor and cancer-stricken families from around the Klang Valley were able to partake in a joyful reunion dinner via Sunway’s ‘Share Because You Care – Chinese New Year Cheer’ programme.
The families were in for a treat as volunteers from Sunway and Kechara Soup Kitchen Society took them shopping for RM350 worth of groceries per family at Sunway Putra Mall. Giving families the opportunity to purchase their own groceries made their reunion dinners more meaningful.
Each family also received a box of Yee Sang, Ang Pow and health supplements. Grab sponsored the families’ transportation during the shopping trips.
Puan Sri Dr Susan Cheah, EXCO member of Sunway Group, said the contribution was in line with the Group’s goals to build sustainable communities through social inclusion. “Sunway strives to make a positive impact in the communities in which we operate. We believe that a community that celebrates together, stays together and grows together. It is truly a privilege to get to know these diverse individuals, their backgrounds, and their many hopes and challenges,” she said.
The families came from Great Heart Charity Association (GHCA), Touching Lives Club & Padmasambhava Children Loving Association Klang, Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Kurang Upaya (P3KU), Subang Jaya Buddhist Association, National Cancer Council (MAKNA), National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) and Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA), in addition to those identified by Kechara Soup Kitchen Society.
Last year’s ‘Share Because You Care – Malaysia Day’ programme saw Sunway collecting more than 2,300 kg worth of groceries across seven locations, which were were disbursed to 100 families in the Klang Valley and 20 families in Penang.