Kuala Lumpur, 7 October 2006
In conjunction with Ramadhan al-Mubaraq celebrations, Hong Leong Islamic Bank ("HLISB") had organised a 'Buka Puasa' gathering for 62 deserving children from Rumah Penyayang Nur Iman, as part of HLISB's continuing commitment towards corporate social responsibility.
At the dinner, Daud Vicary Abdullah, Managing Director of HLISB, presented a cheque of RM10,000 to Ustazah Sarimah, the caretaker of Rumah Penyayang Nur Iman, towards the upkeep of the home. The children received a double treat - 'duit raya' and goodie bags from HLISB, followed by balloons, ice cream and boxes of dried dates courtesy of Berjaya Times Square Hotel. The Bank was touched by the warmth and kindness extended by the hotel's management team.
"We are happy that the children had fun today and we sincerely hope that the children will continue to see their life in a positive way," said En Daud at the dinner. "They are always in our thoughts and we pray that they will always have the self-confidence, support and the courage to pursue their dreams," he added.
The Bank employees were very excited at the prospect of meeting the children again, as part of the Bank's efforts to reach out to a bigger family. In a similar event last year, HLISB's contribution was in the form of a Hari Raya shopping spree and a fine dinner. The big smiles on the children's faces were reward enough for the team who had volunteered their time.
In thanking HLISB for their contribution, Ustazah Sarimah said "We really appreciate the assistance given by corporations such as Hong Leong Islamic Bank. Your kind donation will help to ensure that the children will get the education they deserve." Located in Taman Setapak, the home provides care and shelter to abandoned, orphaned and autistic children between the ages of 6 and 16, including 5 toddlers aged between 6 months and 2 years.
Press Release - 7/10/2006