Nestle Malaysia had invited Parents Without Partners Bhd (PWP) to bring our single parent kids to its 101 Family Day event which was held this year at the Marriot Hotel in Putrajaya in conjunction with the finals of its Bonanza Competition.Some 14 children from poor families and poor single parents eventually turned up at sharp 12noon at Jumble Station and accompanied by 3 adults, we drove off in a van and a car.
On arrival at the hotel, the kids were excited to discover that they could have their fill of eating any of the varities of Nestle products that were being offered in the various kiosks there in the main ballroom.
From ice-cream to koko crunch, from
drinks to coffee and yoghurt to Maggi mee, everything was a blissful treat to
the hungry kids. Then, when the gigantic sized Koko Crunch bear came around,
all the kids wanted to have their photos taken with him, from tiny little Asraf
to big mummy Jajah and her son Nasir!
However, the real surprise was what happened just after the VIP speeches – each charity organization that turned up for the event was presented with a RM20,000 donation from Nestle as part of the company’s promise to give RM1 to charity for every entry form it receives for this particular competition.
In the event, some 800,000 entry forms were received and the monies raised went to the 27 charity organizations that had turned up for the event as well as the Ministry of Family and Women to aid the poor. Mind you, we weren’t told about this donation when we received and accepted the invite but Nestle sure knows how to reward in a surprising way indeed
For PWP this is simply marvelous because the RM20,000 is exactly what’s needed to enable us to carry out our Back to School cum Christmas programme on Dec 14 at Subang Mewah USJ1 to help ease the financial burden of poor single parents to purchase school uniforms, shoes and school bag for the coming new school year. To Nestle
Malaysia who has so wonderfully
surprised us with this timely gift – We say a very big “Ribuan Terima Kasih!”