COMMUNITY CARE - Archive 2019

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

A 'Frozen' Good Time with 7-Eleven Malaysia

Date: 20th December 2019
Venue: Rumah Kebajikan Chrestus Cheras (Rumah Chrestus)

In the spirit of Christmas festivities, 7-Eleven Malaysia with its start-up, NGOHub recently carried out a CSR activity by bringing the children from Pertubuhan Rumah Kebajikan Chrestus Cheras (Rumah Chrestus) out for a special Christmas movie treat, Frozen II at a nearby cinema. The fun movie outing started out in the morning with a briefing and introduction of the volunteers to the children. The 90-minute movie experience was made complete with sweet caramel popcorn and cool beverages. After the movie, the children were treated to a scrumptious lunch provided by a catering service back at Rumah Chrestus and all the children were all given Christmas presents which included snacks and stationaries for school before bidding farewell to the volunteers.

Established 18 years ago in 2001, Rumah Chrestus is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the lives of children aged 2 to 18 years old who are orphaned, abused, neglected or underprivileged. With a total of 15 children, the shelter now provides education and trainings for them to be self-sufficient for their future and it is currently managed by Pastor Jeffrey Solomon and the Chief Warden of Rumah Chrestus, Elvis.

Sowing Seeds for Sustainability

Date: 28th November 2019
Venue: Pertubuhan Amal & Kebajikan Anak2 Islam Tersisih Selangor (PAKATS)

7-Eleven Malaysia alongside with NGOHub recently organized an activity for the underprivileged children of Pertubuhan Amal & Kebajikan Anak2 Islam Tersisih Selangor (PAKATS) to plant vegetation and fruits in the organization’s compound. The event started off with a briefing session to the participants on the various types of trees that will be planted and the gardening tools necessary for the activity. The participants spent the afternoon tilling the fertile land and planting the seedlings together and among the seedlings planted were mangoes, longans, rambutans, pandan, chilli, lemongrass and many more. The event concluded with distribution of 7-Eleven goodie bags which included snacks, beverage and soft toys to the children as a token of appreciation for their hard work.

Liana Jamal, the manager and caretaker of PAKATS has been managing the centre since 2014, providing shelter and care for underprivileged children. The centre first began with 4 orphans and now has grown to shelter 12 boys and girls aged between 3 to 16 years old with various needs.

7-Eleven Rejoices With Folks This Festival Of Lights

Date: 18th October 2019
Venue: Persatuan Kebajikan SVM Selangor & Kuala Lumpur

7-Eleven Malaysia alongside with NGOHub recently held a joyous Deepavali celebration with the community of Persatuan Kebajikan SVM Selangor & Kuala Lumpur.

This festive of light and celebration started off when volunteers begin to decorate the house with Deepavali decorations, while the folks were treated to an array of sumptuous Indian afternoon tea spread, prepared by the volunteers, including a delectable combination of traditional Indian appetizers and desserts. To further entertain the community, there was a musical performance accompanied by a local busker who performed with his guitar and sang some classic and latest hits for the community. The celebration was concluded with 7-Eleven Team distributing goodie bags containing snacks and Deepavali Packets to the residents.

Persatuan Kebajikan SVM Selangor & Kuala Lumpur is a home Centre dedicated for the handicapped, mentally ill, orphanage and old folks, incepted in year 2009 by Theresa Bhavani and her late husband. Since establishment till now, she has been taking care of folks by providing great care and freedom to a total of 16 residents there.

Bringing Haze Relief To The Disadvantaged

Date: 21st September 2019
Venue: Sai Pandian Orphanage

7-Eleven Malaysia recently carried out its latest CSR initiative in collaboration with its start-up, NGOHub by reaching out to some disadvantaged communities that have been adversely affected by the haze phenomenon.

The team at 7-Eleven Malaysia arranged for the distribution of N95 particulate respirator masks, eye drops, vitamin and mineral supplements as well as snacks rich in Vitamin E such as nuts and sunflower seeds to selected charitable organizations, encompassing both children and the elderly such Sai Pandian Orphanage, Pertubuhan Pusat Kebajikan Destiny, Rumah Anak Yatim Al-Munirah, GT Community Care and Persatuan Thalasemia Selangor to name a few that are located in the most affected areas to help combat the effects of the haze as well as providing guidance on staying healthy during this period.

United in Walking Through History

Date: 30th August 2019
Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

With the nation's 62nd National Day around the corner, 7-Eleven Malaysia brought a group of Malaysian Girl Guides from the PPR KL community on a city-walking trip within Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with Yellow House KL (YHKL) and its start-up, NGOHub. This activity is to embraced the spirit of patriotism and educate the youth about the city.

Before embarking on a journey of learning and discovery, the girl guides were given Malaysian flags and a safety briefing by the YHKL tour guides. From the bustling Chinatown, the participants visited Central Market, River of Life, Masjid Jamek, Merdeka Square, Sri Mahamariamman Temple and Sin Sze Si Ya Temple. At each of the landmarks, they were given a brief and informative summary on the historical facts of the location. Through this tour, the youth were fully immersed in learning about Malaysia's capital city and cultural melting pot. The last pit stop of the day was the Old Market Square – also known as Medan Pasar – where the activity concluded with the participants being served 7-Eleven Malaysia's fresh and ready-to-eat meals alongside other treats and goodie bags.

Coaching the Young Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Date: 27th July 2019
Venue: Puchong, Selangor

With the main goal of instilling an entrepreneurial mindset in the younger generation, 7-Eleven Malaysia, recently organized an entrepreneurship workshop for the children of Happy Neighbourhood (Jiran Ria) at Pangsapuri Enggang, Puchong in collaboration with, NGOHub. Children were divided into two groups and assigned to make a famous local ice dessert - or locally known as 'aiskrim Malaysia' as their product and prepare attractive marketing materials to promote the sale of the products. The event ended with a delicious teatime spread and distribution of 7-Eleven goodie bags.

With the help of the children from Pangsapuri Enggang, Margaret Vani has turned a small 3-bedroom flat into a community center that nurtures close to 60 underprivileged kids now.

A Festive End to Semurni Kasih 2019

Date: 27th June 2019
Venue: The Pearl Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

7-Eleven Malaysia has engaged with customers to support the underprivileged community through their annual CSR initiative, Semurni Kasih under the Community Care program. This year more than RM3 million worth of provisions consisting of food and non-food items were collected at the end of the campaign and among the items collected were canned food, biscuits, rice, cooking oil, laundry detergent, toiletries and other household essentials. The collection was distributed to various charity organizations across both West and East Malaysia. Incepted in 2008, the annual Semurni Kasih charity programme has given out more than RM19 million worth of necessities to the less fortunate.

Hari Raya Cheer with Underprivileged Kids

Date: 21st June 2019
Venue: Setapak, Selangor

7-Eleven Malaysia alongside with NGOhub Asia recently carried out a CSR activity by celebrating Hari Raya Celebration with the kids from Pusat Jagaan Nuri. The joyous event begun from decorating gifts of coin banks for the kids to a wonderful meal time together. The children received Raya Packets from the volunteers before the event ended.

The home was founded by Puan Nopisrah (Mama Noor) in September 2007 who was inspired to build this home after witnessing the desperate needs of single mothers and abandoned babies. The home now has outgrown to be a shelter for 30 children with various needs

Free Health Screenings for Senior Citizens This Ramadan

Date: 24th May 2019
Venue: Kajang, Selangor

7-Eleven Malaysia carried out a CSR initiative with Pusat Jagaan Siti Nor Aini, a shelter for senior citizens, in collaboration with Tigas Alliance pharmacy and NGOHub Asia during the holy month of Ramadan.

Dr Abdullah Noel, the founder of Pusat Jagaan Siti Nor Aini named the home after his wife Siti Nor Aini Chelladurai. For 10 years and counting, the home has been providing shelter and care for homeless senior citizens, including those who are chronically ill.

Free health screenings were given to the residents before they break fast with the volunteers.

Youths Visit Bukit Tagar Sanitary Landfill

Date: 27th April 2019
Venue: Bukit Tagar, Selangor

7-Eleven Malaysia brought the youths from Rumah Saffiyah and Sweet Care Home for an eco-educational visit to Bukit Tagar Sanitary Landfill in collaboration with NGOHub Asia. Acitivities included a detailed presentation on waste management processes, and participants were shown the 3 sites that make up the landfill. The activity concluded with lunch provided by the KBE team and distribution of 7-Eleven goodie bags.

Bukit Tagar Sanitary Landfill (BTSL) was developed by KUB-Berjaya Enviro Sdn Bhd (KBE) under the supervision of the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government. It has been operating since 2005 and receives approximately 2,500 tonnes of solid waste per day from Kuala Lumpur and several municipalities from Selangor and its facilities is expected to last up to 130 years with the estimated population increase.

Everyone’s A Winner

Date: 15th March 2019
Venue: Klang, Selangor

To commemorate World Down Syndrome Day, 7-Eleven organized a tele-match at Persatuan Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Klang (PPKKCK), Selangor with the help of NGOHub Asia. The tele-match consisted of various activities that would help with their motor skills, teach them self-grooming skills and encourage teamwork. Each participant was awarded with a gold medal and goodie bag containing toys, snacks and beverage. The event ended with a delicious spread during tea time.

PPKKCK was founded by chairman and founder, N. Morgun in 1991. Through humble beginnings and with his own savings, Morgun established a centre to house multiracial special children diagnosed with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, muscular dystrophy, and many other disabilities.

7-Eleven Brings Chinese New Year Cheer to Old Folks

Date: 15th February 2019
Venue: Petaling Jaya, Selangor

For Chinese New Year, 7-Eleven together with NGOHub Asia spread festive cheer to the residents of En Yuan Old Folk Home. The festive celebration started off with the customary prosperity toast known as "Lou Sang", while exclaiming auspicious sayings and well wishes loudly as a symbol of prosperity for the year ahead. Together, they enjoyed their dinner comprising an array of Chinese and Western cuisine. Goodie bags that contain a variety of snacks and red packets were distributed to the folks.

Founded by Stanley Yap, En Yuan Old Folk home is a shelter home for the elderly who are homeless and underprivileged with six helpers including cooks.

New Year, New Look for Grace Home Klang

Date: 18th January 2019
Venue: Klang, Selangor

7-Eleven Malaysia alongside with NGOhub travelled to Klang to kick start the New Year together with the ladies of Grace Home Klang. The residents were gathered around as hairdressers gave each of them their haircuts and goodie bags were handed out alongside with provisions such as rice, oil and many more.

Grace Home Klang was founded by Dr. Hendy K.Pillai and has taken in over 1,500 underprivileged women, some of whom are widowed or have suffered from domestic violence referred directly by the Welfare Department.

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