Manjung, Perak, 20 July 2013 ? AEON Malaysia shares the true value of Ramadan by bringing the spirit of giving to the less fortunate populace in Manjung. Through its charity arm, the Malaysian AEON Foundation, the organisation arranged a day of joy for 170 children, aged between 1 and 12 years old, and 18 single parents in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.
“This annual affair is part of our way to brighten the day of underprivileged by giving and sharing the cheers of the festive season. We have been doing this since 2008, and bringing smiles to the faces of these children gives us a sense of accomplishment and purpose in life,” said Dato’ Abdullah Mohd Yusof, President of Malaysian AEON Foundation.
To kick-off the day, each child was given RM200 and brought to AEON Sri Manjung for a shopping spree, giving them an opportunity to purchase their favourite baju raya. Dato’ Abdullah Mohd Yusof, and Ms Nur Qamarina Chew Abdullah, Vice President of Malaysian AEON Foundation, played guardian accompanying the children in the shopping spree and helped them select their baju raya.
“This Hari Raya is going to be so special for me because I can wake up in the morning and don my new baju raya before visiting my friends. This is the first for me,” said Husna Mohd Jamil, a-10 year old who was so excited with her new baju kurung.
Later in the evening, the women and children were treated to a sumptuous Buka Puasa feast at the Swiss Garden Golf Resort & Spa in Damai Laut. They were also entertained by the charismatic actor and singer, Dato’ AC Mizal with fun games, as well as Saujana’s nasyid performance. The dinner ended on a high note when the single mothers and children, each received duit raya worth RM200 and RM50 respectively. The mothers were also presented with daily cooking essentials, cookies and cakes worth RM 100.
“We are really thankful to Malaysian AEON Foundation for giving us, single mothers, and the children such a wonderful day to cherish. We don’t usually get many opportunities to enjoy an outing with great food, so today will surely be a memorable event in our lives, and one we will surely keep close to their hearts,” said Razita Hussin, a single mother of 2 children.
“Besides hosting this event in Manjung, we also recently kicked off the AEON Price Cut Campaign for Ramadan. For this campaign, more than 100 selected grocery and fresh items from all 26 AEON outlets across the country is being sold at a lower price,” said Ms Nur Qamarina Chew Abdullah during the Majlis Berbuka Puasa.