Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Goodies from Sunway Pyramid shoppers for poor single parents

Sunway Pyramid Management’s SOS “Food for thought” Donation drive which was launched by four women stalwarts – Joanne Kam, Liang, Chermaine Poo and Gabriella Robinson and the Sunway Pyramid management team headed by HC Chan, CEO of Sunway Pyramid as well as Dato Ngeow Voon Yean and Kevin Tan drew marvelous response from the many supermarket shoppers during the 2013 Lunar New Year season.

The SOS food drive launched in January and ended in February saw many supermarket shoppers buying and donating groceries into the various SOS boxes placed outside of the supermarts to help feed the less fortunate especially the poor single parents under the care of Jumble Station.

In early March, a total of 25 single parents from Lembah Subang low cost flats and another 25 single parents from Desa Mentari low cost flats were given the grocery bags of tinned foodstuffs, cookies and biscuits as well as cooking oil and a bag of rice each. To the poor families, such food donations are very much needed and timely enabling them to stretch their limited ringgits just a little more than usual.

The recipients were selected on the basis of greatest need, most number of mouths to feed and limited income. The crowd of eager single mums was waiting long before Jumble Station’s van could reach the drop off point and when it came time to verifying the names of the recipients, there were more Mykads handed over than the number of bags to be given out in both locations!

Together with the 25 poor single parents families that had received their goodies in Angsana low cost flats in Subang Mewah USJ1 in February and 10 others in other locations within the Klang Valley the total number of poor single parents that had benefited from the SOS “Food for Thought” programme came up to 85 families!

Our blissfully delighted single mums and their equally happy kids as well as Jumble Station, would like to express a very heartfelt “Thank You” to all the kindhearted Sunway Pyramid shoppers who cared enough in their hearts to share… Folks.. you have made a real difference!

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