In conjunction with World Humanitarian Day, 17 of our QI Malaysia employees visited underprivileged families in Batu Caves, Selangor in Malaysia to ease their burden and give them hope for a better tomorrow in a grocery distribution programme.
World Humanitarian Day is celebrated to recognise the efforts of individuals around the world who have relentlessly striven to make the world a better place.
The grocery distribution project saw our volunteers gathering at QI Tower in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia to pack the groceries such as rice bag, cooking oil, glass noodles, sugar, onion, potato, flours, canned food, condensed milk, and tea leaf, before leaving in 6 cars to visit the families.
All 45 families who call the Sri Samudra low-cost housing project their home, were thrilled to receive a bag full of groceries each from our volunteers. Each bag is filled with one month supply of groceries for the families.
The 45 families who received the groceries comprised of low income and struggling households, single mothers, families with members who are disabled, suffering from cancer, paralysis and other illnesses.
It was also an extra meaningful Staff Social Responsibility (SSR) activity as the funds to purchase the groceries were contributed by the volunteers and other QI Group employees.
A volunteer, Gunasegaran Suppiah said it was truly a heart-warming experience to be able to reach out to families who are in need. “I feel blessed that I’m able to personally help someone through RYTHM Foundation.” He added that he had also made a personal initiative to be in touch with the families and further assist them where possible.