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Granting the Christmas Wishes of 49 Underprivileged Children
06/12/2017Corporate Communications


49 children enjoyed a very Merry Christmas, thanks to the generosity of IOI Group staffs.

PUTRAJAYA, 6 December 2017 – IOI Group’s foundation, Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng (Yayasan TSLSC), hosted a “Grant A Wish This Christmas 2017” charity campaign that provided an opportunity to fulfil wishes of 49 underprivileged children, ranging from five to 17 years old, from both Rumah Victory and Rumah Shalom. This month-long campaign, which started from 6 to 30 November 2017, was opened to all IOI Group staff, who stepped up to fulfil all the wishes and contributed cash donations in an effort to spread a touch of Christmas love and cheer to needy hearts.

The gift presentation ceremony was held on 6 December 2017 at the Lower Ground Floor of the Centre Court at IOI City Mall. A magical and spectacular magic show was performed by John Show, Edward and Icelone to the delight of the children. Then, the gift donors, consisting of IOI Group staff, were invited on stage to present their gifts to their chosen child. The Executive Director of Yayasan TSLSC, Datin Joanne Wong, also distributed goodie bags, sponsored by Yayasan TSLSC and IOI City Mall, to each child.



Datin Joanne Wong even presented two mock cheques worth RM10,000 each to both Rumah Victory and Rumah Shalom, courtesy of Yayasan TSLSC, to support the funding of the homes’ basic necessities.



Aside from the gift presentation ceremony, children from both homes were also invited to soak up the adventure in the morning at District 21, a first of its kind, apocalypse-themed indoor adventure park within a 70,000 square feet premises within the mall, whereby they tackled various challenges such as Launch Pad, Low Ropes, Maze, Roller Glider, and Tubby Ride.

   

The “Grant A Wish This Christmas 2017” charity campaign is part of IOI Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme and is in line with the foundation’s objectives in the betterment of society and community welfare.

Another community effort of Yayasan TSLSC is the opening of Bargain Basement, an innovative social enterprise, that encourages the public to donate pre-loved or unused items to help the community. This initiative enables the community to access quality items at a low price. All net proceeds are channeled to different charities bi-annually. Bargain Basement recently opened its second branch at IOI Mall Puchong following its first shop at IOI City Mall in June 2016.



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