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Festival Celebrations 2016

CNY Celebrations with Senior Citizens
Festival Celebrations 2016

CNY Celebrations with Senior Citizens

Dressed in red and some in cheongsam, PPB staff added to the festive atmosphere at the Setapak Old Folks Home (SOFH) on 4 February 2016 where they were welcomed by 18 cheerful senior citizens at their home.

The Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration at the home started with a short speech from Ms Koh Mei Lee, PPB’s Head of Corporate Affairs, followed by tossing of the auspicious dish “yee sang”. Thereafter, PPB staff served the senior citizens with an array of delicious buffet lunch. After the hearty meal, the senior citizens and PPB staff showcased their creativity at a craft session of decorating recycled glass jars. The visit ended with each senior citizen getting an angpow and a goodie bag of toiletries, and bed linen.

SOFH also known as Rumah Warga Emas, NACSCOM was established by the National Council of Senior Citizens Organisations Malaysia (NACSCOM) in the 1980s. Currently, it has a total of 18 senior citizens aged 60 and above, of whom 12 are male. Most of the senior citizens are bachelors and spinsters who have no relatives to support them. They are all able-bodied and were referred to the home by friends, the Committee of NACSCOM or were found loitering in the streets.

At a separate occasion, Cheras LeisureMall, the shopping mall owned and managed by PPB, brought together 80 senior citizens from four charity homes - Pusat Penjagaan Warga Emas Chan Kuala Lumpur, House of Hope and Light, Rumah Charis and Persatuan Kebajikan Warga Tua Dan Kanak-Kanak WP to spend a joyful and heart-warming afternoon celebrating the festivities with a hearty luncheon at its concourse on 15 February 2016, the eighth day of Chinese New Year.

The CNY luncheon kicked off with the thunderous roll of drums to welcome the senior citizens to an auspicious start in the Year of the Monkey. They were then invited to a toss of “Prosperity Yee Sang” for good luck, longevity, health and abundance of happiness. While enjoying the scrumptious lunch, they were treated to a spectacular classic golden melody singing performance, blessings from the God of Prosperity, angpow, mandarin oranges and gift presentation.

PPB celebrates every main festival in the country with the underprivileged to bring them cheer during festive seasons when many others are celebrating with their loved ones and families.

Hari Raya Celebration with the Residents of Persatuan Pemulihan Orang-orang Cacat Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan
Festival Celebrations 2016

Hari Raya Celebration with the Residents of Persatuan Pemulihan Orang-orang Cacat Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan

In conjunction with the Hari Raya celebrations, PPB visited the residents of Persatuan Pemulihan Orang-orang Cacat Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan (PPOC) in Taman Kanagapuram, Petaling Jaya on 21 July 2016.

During the visit, PPB staff played fun games with the residents, followed by a buffet lunch. Thereafter, the residents participated enthusiastically in a colouring session.

PPB contributed a unit each of fabric-cutting machine, facsimile and colour printer, and also donated FFM products and groceries. The visit enabled PPB staff to interact with the residents, and the event ended with the distribution of goodie bags to them.

PPOC was established in 1988 to accommodate the disabled while they participate in rehabilitation programmes to help them develop and achieve their maximum potential, in order to earn a living and improve their quality of life. PPOC currently has 30 residents aged 20 to 54 of which 15 are employed by corporations such as Pizza Hut and TM Call Centre. The others work in the in-house workshop and are paid allowances. PPOC is supported by public funds and the residents pay RM50 a month for accommodation and food.

Deepavali Celebration with the Children of Pertubuhan Kebajikan Thangam Illam
Festival Celebrations 2016

Deepavali Celebration with the Children of Pertubuhan Kebajikan Thangam Illam

As part of PPB’s corporate social responsibility initiative to share the joy of festive celebrations with the underprivileged, 17 PPB staff visited Pertubuhan Kebajikan Thangam Illam (PKTI) in Pandan Indah, Kuala Lumpur on 17 November 2016 to celebrate Deepavali with the children there. PPB organised a buffet lunch followed by some fun games which brought much cheer to the children.

Every child was given a school bag and stationery whilst the home received a microwave oven, kitchen cabinet as well as some groceries.

Established in 1990, PKTI is a home for orphans and children of poor single parents. There are currently 26 children in the home, of whom four are diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome. PKTI is managed by Ms Sasi together with three other staff. The monthly expenses of the home of about RM11,000 are funded from public donations. Those who wish to contribute to this home may contact the administrator, Sasi at 011-1636 8509.

Christmas Celebrations
Festival Celebrations 2016

Christmas Celebrations

On 17 December 2016, PPB brought 42 orang asli guests from the Lanau tribe living in Kampung Tasik, Grik, Perak for a movie outing at GSC 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya to celebrate Christmas.

Ranging in age from 4 months to 50 years, our guests arrived excitedly at the cinema at 9 am and were served breakfast. PPB staff were assigned as ‘Guardian Angels’ for the event, to ensure none were left alone and were all comfortable and felt welcome. It was an opportunity for them to watch "Moana" on large screen format whilst enjoying some snacks.

After the movie, a buffet lunch was served at The Burger Outpost followed by singing of Christmas carols. As they left for home, everyone was given a bag packed with toiletries and other useful househould items, and treats.

The outing provided many first-time experiences for the orang asli including venturing out of their village, watching a movie etc. It also brought PPB staff great satisfaction and joy to see their happy excited faces.

At Cheras LeisureMall, over 600 children from 18 participating children’s homes had their Christmas wishes come true with more than 4,000 gifts contributed by well-wishers and shoppers through the Mall’s annual charity campaign, ‘Toy Bank, A Gift of Love’ held in December 2016.

With the aim of connecting the public to areas of need in society, this community initiative has since its inception in 1999 brightened the faces of over 4,000 underprivileged children. 170 children from the participating homes were invited to visit Cheras LeisureMall on 3 December 2016 for a memorable pre-Christmas celebration. These children were also the first to meet Titan the Robot which came all the way from the United Kingdom. Having been mesmerized by the Titan the Robot show, the children were then treated to lunch, a Santa Claus appearance, dance performance, Christmas caroling performances and a special screening of the movie “Moana” which was co-sponsored by Golden Screen Cinemas.

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