Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry-making, it is also a time to spread love and joy to others. On 14 December 2019, PPB brought 42 orang asli from the Jakun tribe in Tasik Chini, Pahang for an outing to celebrate Christmas.
The outing began with the distribution of goodie bags during breakfast at the foyer of GSC 3 Damansara followed by the screening of the movie “Ejen Ali: The Movie”. After the movie, a buffet lunch was served. The orang asli children entertained PPB staff with some Christmas carols which added a more “Christmassy” feel to the event. PPB staff were assigned as ‘Guardian Angels’ to ensure their guests were comfortable and felt welcome in an unfamiliar place. The Guardian Angels assisted their guests in their shopping adventure at Aeon Big with a budget of RM100 per orang asli. The orang asli returned to their village with many gifts and pleasant memories of their outing.
On a separate occasion, the staff of PPB Group Property Division and a few members from the Taman Megah Residents Association visited Rumah Kanak-kanak Impian and brought 15 children from the home to Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya for Christmas shopping and lunch. As part of the Christmas celebration, PPB Group Property Division gave a cash donation of RM20,000 to the home.
At Cheras LeisureMall, the shopping mall owned and managed by PPB, members of the public were invited to fulfil the wishes of over 800 children from 15 participating children’s homes through an annual community initiative, “ToyBank, A Gift of Love”.
About 170 children from the participating homes were invited for a fun-filled day at the gift presentation ceremony held on 28 December 2019. They were treated to a special screening of the movie, “Jumanji, The Next Level”, a scrumptious lunch and fun activities such as special appearances by Santa Claus, a thrilling magic show and balloon modelling show by a clown magician, face-painting, and many more.
The participating charity homes and organisations included Bodhi Homecare, House of Love, Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association, Living Hope Global, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Mary KL, Persatuan Kebajikan Dan Sosial Da Ci, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Insan (PKKII), Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Taman Megah, Rainbow Home Welfare Society, Rumah Charis, Rumah Sayangan, Rumah Shalom, Rumah Victory – Children & Youth Home, Stepping Stones Living Centre, and Yayasan Sunbeams Home.