Following the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) on 18 March 2020, PP Group has been actively extending its support to the community in various ways.
The PPB Group waived the rentals for the months of March and April 2020 to all tenants who were non-operational during the MCO. The properties included Cheras LeisureMall in Kuala Lumpur, as well as New World Park and The Whiteaways Arcade in Georgetown, Penang.
Covid Not forgetting the front-liners who have put their own lives at risk, PPB with the assistance of Crisis Relief Services & Training Berhad (CREST) contributed 10,000 pieces of N95 face masks to government hospitals in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor and Perak.
FFM Berhad initiated the “Covid-19 Care Package”, providing front-liners with ready-to-eat products, such as Massimo Cream Rolls, Kart’s Quick Meal To Go, Meadow Fresh UHT Milk, V-Soy MultiGrain Soyabean Milk and Super Coffee Regular (3-in-1). The packages were distributed to the front-liners in six government hospitals in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Melaka, Ipoh, Pulau Pinang and Johor Bahru, as well as the Royal Malaysian Police and Malaysian Armed Forces in the Kuala Lumpur area.
PPB Hartabina Sdn Bhd contributed two units of Powered Air Purifying Respiration (PAPR) to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Penang General Hospital; and 50 litres of hand sanitizer to Klinik Keluarga Kerajaan Jalan Perak, Penang for their Covid-19 Screening Centre.
Every 15 October, the unsighted celebrate International White Cane Day. The white cane is an essential tool for the unsighted as it enables them to achieve fuller and more independent lives as well as allow them more freedom of movement.
In conjunction with International White Cane Day, 21 PPB staff visited the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) on 12 October 2019 to assist in various tasks assigned by MAB’s representative. The tasks included reading to the unsighted; typing storybooks; handicraft work to raise funds; and audio recording. PPB sponsored a total of 14 audio novels/storybooks, in three languages, i.e. English Language, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin in 2019. The audio novels/storybooks were distributed to seven primary and secondary schools for the unsighted as well as to the libraries of MAB and St Nicholas Home in Penang.
Cheras LeisureMall created Christmas miracles for over 600 children from 12 charity homes with a collection of 4,500 gifts from generous shoppers under the “Toy Bank, A Gift of Love”. At the presentation ceremony, 200 children from the participating homes were invited for a memorable Christmas celebration with fun-filled activities at the LG Concourse of Cheras Leisuremall. The children were treated to a special screening of the animated movie, “Ferdinand”, sponsored by Golden Screen Cinemas, followed by a scrumptious Christmas lunch, appearance by Santa Claus and friends, dance and Christmas carols. There was also a mask-changing performance by famous radio personality Liang Jin Long as well as concerts by volunteer artistes from Yue Shan – Crystal Lee, Ai Wei, Erul Samah, Fendy Lin and Kozzy Band.
The participating homes and associations were Da Ci Jiang Tang, El Shaddai Refugee Learning Centre, House of Joy, Living Hope Global, Malaysian Association for the Welfare of Mentally Challenged Children, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Mary KL, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Insan, Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Taman Megah, Rumah Victory Children & Youth Home, Home for Special People, Cheras, United Learning Centre, and Rumah Shalom.
It was a milestone for the Cheras LeisureMall community as the Mall officially entered into an arrangement with Yue Shan Music Academy Charity Organisation to jointly assist needy children to discover, explore, and realise their musical dreams through the ‘Pass It On’ charity initiative. Cheras LeisureMall provides a platform for Yue Shan to conduct music workshops whereby children are introduced to and taught to play an instrument of their choice. Members of the public are invited to participate in this cause by donating new or pre-loved musical instruments to these children. The Mall will act as a collection and distribution hub for musical instruments, and bring the children a step closer to achieving their musical aspirations.