15  December 2011  - 16:50
Maybank brings Christmas cheer to the underprivileged

The foyer of Menara Maybank was filled with the sound of Christmas carols when Maybank hosted a Christmas celebration for nine homes today.

Maybank employees had prior to this joined hands to gather basic essentials that were in the Wish list of the homes and these were given away specially to the young, elderly, physically and mentally challenged individuals from these welfare homes. Hampers worth about RM25000 in total filled with basic essentials such as rice, toiletries, food, kitchen appliances and stationeries were distributed.

A Time for Giving: Maybank officials with children from the Stepping Stones Living Centre Kuala Lumpur after the presentation of Christmas hampers to the nine homes.

The event was yet another in the calendar of Maybank’s on-going community initiatives to ensure that the less fortunate are not left out of the festive celebrations. It was also a continuation of Maybank’s commitment in employee volunteerism for the betterment of the society.

Maybank Head of Enterprise Transformation Service, Geoff Stecyk said at the event, “For us here at Menara Maybank, our staff have been happy to support the nine homes by donating items and will also spend time later at some of the homes to bring cheer to the residents. We have collected a huge pile of gifts and hampers to be given out today and we hope that our contribution will in some way bring cheer to the residents of these homes.”

Geoff said Maybank admired those who managed these homes as they had sacrificed tremendously to give the residents all the care they needed as well as a sense of pride and a place they can call ‘home’. “We know that the homes are self funded and we feel it is important for us to show them that we value what they do and want to share the festive joy with them.

“The Maybank Group is a family of 42,000 in 17 countries, sharing different cultures and faiths. Despite our diversity, we celebrate each other’s festivities and are committed to being at the heart of the community, especially those in need. This is why Maybank has year-round initiatives, supporting the community in both monetary and employee time, help make life better for those in need,” explained Geoff.

Maybank’s Head of Group Human Capital, Puan Nora Manaf said “Maybank continues to ensure we are at the heart of the community and today's event simply reflects that commitment and passion. We are pleased to demonstrate our gesture of support to the homes in conjunction with the Christmas celebrations. We are delighted to see Maybankers unite yet again for a good cause.”

A representative from the Shelter Home for Children & Refugees, Mr. Edwin Jalleh said “I am honoured and privileged to know that such a big corporation like Maybank has taken the time and effort to assist in helping these homes. We are truly grateful to receive these gifts for Christmas.”

Homes like Shelter Home for Children & Refugees, Shepherd Centre Foundation, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Ann's Cott, Pusat Penjagaan Kanak -Kanak Cacat Tmn Megah, Rumah Sayangan, Rumah Anak- Anak Yatim & Anak- Anak Hidayah At- Taqwa Hulu Langat, Desa Mentari Education Centre, Stepping Stones Living Centre and Rumah Juara were thankful to receive gifts and a special Christmas-themed lunch hosted by Maybank.

At the event, children from the Stepping Stones Living Centre Kuala Lumpur sang Christmas carols to spread the joy of the celebration of Christmas as well as bring cheer to the invited homes and employees at Menara Maybank.