AmBank Group hosts Hari Raya shopping and Majlis Berbuka Puasa for residents from Rumah Kasih Nurul Hasanah
Syed Anuar Syed Ali, President, Kelab AmBank Group / Head, Group Corporate Communications & Marketing, AmBank Group (centre, in red tie) posing for a group photo with recipients from Rumah Kasih Nurul Hasnah and AmBank’s staff.
AmBank Group through its sports club, Kelab AmBank Group (KAG) held its annual Buka Puasa treat and Hari Raya shopping for 121 children, youths, senior citizens and single mothers from Rumah Kasih Nurul Hasnah, Ampang on Friday, 26 June 2015.
In the spirit of Ramadhan, KAG’s main objective of organising this charity events to bring a festive cheer to the children of the home, aged from two to 17 and the elderly, aged between 52 to 79.
Starting off in the morning, the 111 children and youths comprising of 45 boys and 66 girls, together with five senior citizens and five single mothers were ushered to Mydin Wholesale Hypermarket, USJ, Subang Jaya, to shop for new Baju Melayu and Baju Kurung.
Later in the day, Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman, AmBank Group hosted Buka Puasa together with the Senior Management and AmBank Group staff at Dewan Perdana Felda, Kuala Lumpur.
“The Buka Puasa session is one activity we look forward to every year in the holy month of Ramadhan. This is one way for us to contribute to the less fortunate, in line with the Islamic teachings of caring, self discipline, sacrifice and sympathy to the less fortunate,” said Syed Anuar Syed Ali, President, Kelab AmBank Group/Head, Group Corporate Communications and Marketing, AmBank Group.
“We are delighted to have the residents of Rumah Kasih Nurul Hasnah to join us here today for Buka Puasa. Their presence certainly makes this Ramadhan a more meaningful and joyous occasion,” he added.
The treat for children and elderly is part of AmBank Group’s all-year round charity programme. The Group has always striven to play a significant role in contributing to society at large through initiatives such as these. In the past, many charity organisations have benefited from AmBank Group’s corporate social responsibility programmes.
Tan Sri Azman Hashim and AmBank Group Senior Management later presented duit raya to the children and senior citizens. The Group will also be organising a similar programme in Kampung Pasir Era, Kuala Krai, Kelantan and Kuala Kangsar, Perak during the month of Ramadhan. Besides that, AmBank Group will be having charity programmes in Johor and Pahang for this coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
This programme falls under AmKasih Programme which is a new platform for the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) sustainable development initiatives. The AmKasih Programme focuses on “reaching out to the community” and serves as an umbrella for all AmBank Group’s CSR efforts to assist the community.