Klang, 11 Feb 2012 – In conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration, volunteers from the UMW Community Champions programmed spent their Saturday with children from the Good Samaritan Home in Klang. Founded in 1999, the home currently houses 28 children ranging from 3 to 17 year olds.
The Community Champions programmed was first launched in May 2009 as an extension towards UMW’s CSR activities and to enable all UMW employees to be a part of the Group’s CSR efforts.
Each of the children received ‘ang pow’ packets and goody bags. Later, they were taken for a movie and dinner treat at a local restaurant located in Bukit Tinggi, Klang.
As with any festive season, UMW’s collection-drive for the needy has never failed to disappoint. This year, its CSR department managed to collect more than RM2, 000 in cash and kind from members of its staff. On 19 January 2012, these contributions were given to the recipients staying at the House of Joy which was burned down last December due to a short-circuit. It is a home for 60 children from abused families and broken homes.
The UMW Group has a long history of supporting a number of non-profit and non-political organisations through its community programmed. The Group’s Corporate Responsibility strategy is comprehensive and goes beyond just funding charitable projects, bench marking against international best practices in the marketplace, the workplace, the environment and the community.
The UMW Community Champions have successfully clocked more than 3,000 hours (3170.5 hours) in volunteer work for 2011, exceeding the target hours of 2,500 hours. This year, the programmed is expected to clock in more than 3,500 hours.