Seri Austin Brings CNY Joy
to Elderly Folks in Kempas
9 January 2020 - As part of Seri Austin Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative to share the caring spirit, 30 staff volunteered to visit and bring cheers to 80 senior citizens at the Persatuan Kebajikan Prihatin Kuan Yin located in Taman Bukit Kempas, Johor Bahru.
Persatuan Kebajikan Prihatin Kuan Yin is a non-profit organisation managed by Ms. Loh Kwee Hi since 2003 to provide home shelter to 80 elderly people (38 Male & 42 Female) from ages 50 to 100 years old. From becoming a volunteer to manage the home full time, Ms Loh took up the courage to build this shelter home for the elderly after they were evicted from their first building in Skudai. Her passion and strong determination drove her to take on the many challenges.
The programme began by working together to create a cleaner and brighter environment for Chinese New Year celebration such as cleaned the ceiling fans, furniture, swept and mopped the floor as well as put up decorations. During their lunch hour, some of staff was given the opportunity to feed the old folks who are unable to feed themselves.
Besides handing over a cheque for RM2,000 and other essential items like diapers, detergent and beverages, red money packets and mandarins were also distributed to all the residents as a sign of blessing and honor.
“We hope that our effort here will help to fill the homes with warmth and joy while spreading the festive spirit since Chinese New Year is just around the corner. The visit is also an opportunity for the team to volunteer and contribute in social work,” said KK Wong, the Group Director of UMLand Townships cum Seri Austin CEO.
Our presence on that day brought much happiness to the senior citizens who are always looking forward for someone to visit them and spend time listening to them.