COMMUNITY CARE - Archive 2018

7-Eleven Community Care is a non-profit entity set up to implement 7-Eleven Malaysia’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropic initiatives.

7-Eleven sets up hydroponic system at Trinity Children's Home

Date: 14th December 2018
Venue: Petaling Jaya, Selangor

In the spirit of Christmas, 7-Eleven together with NGOhub Asia set up a hydroponic system at Trinity Children's Home. Hydroponics is a method of planting in a water-based, nutrient rich solution. The children and volunteers got their hands dirty by seeding and potting the soil mix, excited at the prospect of reaping the harvest of their hydroponics in the months to come. A Christmas celebration would not be complete without presents and the children were all given presents and goodie bags before bidding farewell with the volunteers.

Trinity Children's Home is a shelter home for orphaned and underprivileged children with single parents. Started in 1999, the home has nurtured and seen more than 150 children grow up to be independent adults as the home functions not only as a shelter, but also provides education and trainings for the children to be self-sufficient for their future.

Lighting Up Lives with 7-Eleven Malaysia

Date: 22nd November 2018
Venue: Shah Alam, Selangor

7-Eleven Malaysia celebrated a joyous Deepavali with the community of Ebenezer Home, Shah Alam. Before the celebration began, the volunteers got to know the occupants through a 'gotong-royong' session, cleaning and tidying up the venue for the feast. An afternoon tea spread, prepared by the volunteers, included a delectable combination of traditional Indian appetizers and desserts. Goodie bags containing snacks and daily essentials were also handed out.

Incepted in year 2010, the home is dedicated to the elderly, disabled, mentally ill and less fortunate by founder Kavitha Subramaniam and has flourished to 2 housing units with a total of 39 residents, segregated by gender.

Reaching Out to Orang Asli

Date: 6th October 2018
Venue: Lanchang, Pahang

7-Eleven Malaysia with NGOHub Asia, conducted a 'gotong-royong' cleanup session at Kampung Orang Asli Sg Enggang. The volunteers furnished a learning centre with floor mats, educational posters and stationery supplies to create a better learning environment for the children. A cleanup session took place at the same time, where volunteers assisted in the cleanup of the common space and drains. Besides that, they also distributed essential provisions such as rice, cooking oil, flour, sugar, amongst others along with special goodie bags containing drinks and soft toys.

Founded by Zawiyah Ali, the village, which houses 30 impoverished orang asli families, is situated in Lanchang, Pahang with a learning centre built there almost 6 years ago.

A Special Hari Malaysia with 7-Eleven Malaysia

Date: 28th September 2018
Venue: Subang Jaya, Selangor

7-Eleven Malaysia conducted a CSR initiative by spreading joy to the children at Individual Mentally Challenged Training Centre for Individual with Special Needs (IMC). During the event, the volunteers organised a Malaysia Day-themed colouring contest and talent contest where the children could participate and win prizes. They enjoyed teatime together before 7-Eleven Malaysia distributed provisions such as rice, cooking oil, and eggs amongst others along with goodie bags containing cookies, stationeries, and plush toys.

Located in Subang Jaya, IMC was officially established in year 2008 by Raaginee Shalesh, better known as 'Teacher Raaginee' to the folks at IMC. Today, she operates three training centres in Klang Valley together with her therapist and teachers.

7-Eleven Malaysia Celebrates National Day

Date: 31st August 2018
Venue: Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur

7-Eleven Malaysia celebrated National Day with the children of Komuniti Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Pantai Dalam and Gurpuri Foundation. The fun-filled day of learning and exploring took place in the majestic National Museum, Kuala Lumpur.

PPR homes are low cost, high-rise flats developed by the government to improve the standard and living cost of the lower income and underprivileged community. For the children of Pantai Dalam PPR, aged between 10 to 17 years old, it would be their first time visiting the museum. Joining the fun were children from the Gurpuri Foundation, a foundation founded as part of a nationwide movement to care for orphaned children and build them up to be responsible adults.

A Fur-filling Day for 7-Eleven Malaysia

Date: 27th July 2018
Venue: Hulu Langat, Selangor

7-Eleven Malaysia, the nation's favourite convenience store-chain, journeyed to Hulu Langat, Selangor to pay Cherishlife Home a visit. To show support for the organization and aid in their daily operations, 7-Eleven Malaysia contributed various supplies ranging from dry nutritious pet food, grooming tools, cod liver oil, and diapers, amongst others. The volunteers also grabbed the opportunity to do some minor cleanup and play with the animals at the shelter.

Founded in 2010 by Lau Choy Sze, or more affectionately known as 'Aunty Winnie' to the animal-loving community, Cherishlife Home is a no-kill animal shelter, which also takes in injured cats and dogs.

7-Eleven Malaysia, Spreading the Joy of Hari Raya

Date: 20th June 2018
Venue: Pudu, Kuala Lumpur

In conjunction with Hari Raya, 7-Eleven Malaysia, the nation’s favourite convenience store chain recently spread festive joy to a group of 35 orphans from Pusat Jagaan Lambaian Kasih. Alongside its startup NGOHub Asia, they brought the orphans to a garment retail store in Pudu to buy them a new set of Raya clothing to be worn for Hari Raya and later merrily break fast together at Rasa Utara, a Malaysian restaurant that specializes in Northern Malaysian cuisine located at Berjaya Times Square.

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Pusat Jagaan Lambaian Kasih is an organization that cares for children who are orphaned or from desolate backgrounds and single-mother families.

7-Eleven Malaysia, Opening Opportunities

Date: 25th May 2018
Venue: Batu Caves, Selangor

7-Eleven Malaysia organized a baking session for Persatuan Wanita & Ibu Tunggal Nur Iman Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (PWITUS), with the support of its startup, NGO Hub Asia.The purpose of the activity was to teach the community how to make baked goods that they can sell to the public for extra income, especially during the month of Ramadhan when the preparation for the coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri is much astir.

Located in Batu Caves, Selangor, PWITUS is formed in 2009 by Sheilla Tukimin, and is targeted at supporting women to sustain themselves independently. The non-profit organization coordinates a variety of learning and sustainability programs for the community to expand their knowledge and gain more skillsets, as well as provide resources and utilities needed for them to run a business and earn income. Till date, the organization has more than 600 members, all of which consists of single mothers and women who are widowed, divorced, or disabled.

7-Eleven Malaysia Celebrates Earth Day with Public Clean-up

Date: 21st April 2018
Venue: Titiwangsa Lake Gardens

7-Eleven Malaysia conducted a public cleanup with NGOHub Asia at Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, and the initiative was dedicated to celebrate Earth Day event on 22 April. At the end of the activity, more than 18kg worth of trash was successfully removed from the park.

The Titiwangsa Lake Gardens is a recreational park for the public. With several big lakes in the middle of the park, it also provides facilities such as jogging tracks, canoeing, horse riding facility and other outdoor activities. There are also food and beverage sold around the edge of the lake for visitors to buy while enjoying the scenic view of the KL city skyline.

7-Eleven Malaysia, Keeping the Elderly Company for CNY

Date: 28th February 2018
Venue: Pudu, Kuala Lumpur

7-Eleven Malaysia celebrated Chinese New Year with the elderly at Charis Senior Citizen Home and prepared a feast for them. 7-Eleven Malaysia also distributed daily necessities such as cream crackers and cereal drinks as well as red packets to the community.

Charis Senior Citizen Home was founded by Rev. Leong Ka Meng in 1997, and the organization was formerly a walk-in centre whereby free meals and provisions were offered to the elderly who are underprivileged, homeless, abandoned or have lost complete contact with their family. In 2004 till date, they have expanded their services by opening up a shelter to house these forgotten individuals.

Activity “Chime” with Pusat Jagaan Asnaf Barakh

Date: 29th January 2018
Venue: Ampang, Selangor

In conjunction with International Creativity Month, 7-Eleven Malaysia conducted an arts and crafts activity for the children at Pusat Jagaan Asnaf Barakh. 7-Eleven Malaysia also distributed goodie bags to the children, consisting of various snacks and beverages; and provisions to help alleviate the community’s operational expenses.

Pusat Jagaan Asnaf Barakh is a non-profit organization that houses children from low-income families. Founder Haji Yusof Noor has actively supported the underprivileged, and was inspired to extend his efforts further of helping families who were struggling financially after learning about their circumstances.

7-Eleven Malaysia, #BuatBaikTogether

Date: 11th January 2018
Venue: Plaza Berjaya, Jalan Imbi

In efforts of extending aid to disadvantaged communities, 7-Eleven Malaysia initiated its second donation drive #BuatBaikTogether, which came into inception in 2017. RM1,549,641.17 worth of supplies consisting of food and non-food products were gathered and distributed to 170 charity homes and not for profit organizations across Malaysia. Additionally, the campaign successfully raised RM10,000.00 for Make-A-Wish Malaysia through the contribution of 10 cents for each purchase of a selected partner brand listed by 7-Eleven Malaysia.

Make-A-Wish Malaysia is a charity organization which grants wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, and has granted 400 wishes in Malaysia. By helping to fulfil one wish, it would enable children and their families to channel their focus and energy of enjoying a day being immersed with activities on Wish Day; empowering them with hope and strength to battle against the medical challenges they face.

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