Some families are too poor to indulge in auspicious must-haves such as cookies and mandarin oranges and the privileged ones should not miss them out
During the recent Chinese New Year celebrations, Palm Resort Johor together with Kechara Soup Kitchen delivered festive cookies, mandarin oranges and red packets to seven needy families residing in Taman Selesa Jaya, Johor Bahru.
“Chinese New Year is a time for family reunions and celebration but some families are too poor to indulge in auspicious must-haves such as cookies and mandarin oranges. Those of us who are more privileged should not miss them out. I am glad that Kechara Soup Kitchen had agreed to work with us on such a meaningful cause during this important festivity,” said Jef Kong, the General Manager of Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor and also the CEO of Palm Resort Golf & Country Club.
Among the seven families is a single mother with three children. Being left to care for her children, aged 8, 10 and 14, her husband had left her with a great sum in debts. In order to support the family and at the same time look after the children, she works from home folding boxes and spinning thin wire for a bakery store.
Another family that received aid, was a man aged seventy-four years old who rented only a bed space in a flat. For the tiny space, he is committed to pay RM150 in rent every month.
“We hope that these small gifts and red packets will not only bring joy but also help a little in their day-to-day needs,’ said Kong.
The convoy of distributors was led by Kechara’s representative, Merlin Hoo followed by Le Grandeur’s team of department heads. It took approximately two and a half hours to visit all seven families and to complete the distribution.
Every year especially during the main festive seasons, the resort undertakes CSR projects to benefit the community around their area.