PUTRAJAYA, 27 APRIL 2022 – To spread Hari Raya cheer, Alamanda Shopping Centre treated some orphans and underprivileged children from Rumah Bakti Al-Kausar, Bangi to Raya shopping on 21 April 2022 as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.
The children, aged between 6 and 17 years old, arrived with Rumah Bakti Al-Kausar Chairman, Haji Razali Haji Basri as well as Deputy Chairman, Abu Bakar Abdul Rafar, and were warmly welcomed by Alamanda Shopping Centre General Manager, Pang Sook Fong.
Alamanda team then brought the children to shop for a pair of kasut raya and a suit of baju raya. The children were then led to the Centre Court where the mall has recreated a kampung scene à la “Raya at Atuk’s Orchard” and entertained with a Hari Raya Zapin performance.
The event was made more meaningful when Alamanda’s retail partners also contributed Hari Raya goodies to the children. After her welcome speech, Pang was accompanied by Alamanda’s retail partners such as Gene Martino, Qutn Cotton and Dunkin’ Donuts whereby the children were presented with duit raya and a suit of baju raya from Gene Martino, another suit of baju raya from Qutn Cotton and boxes of doughnuts from Dunkin’ Donuts.
During iftar, the children were beaming because they were allowed to pick anything they wanted from the menu at Secret Recipe.
Andrew Brien, Executive Director of Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd said, “Being the only mall in Putrajaya, we recognise the need to play a vital role in actively engaging and supporting the community, especially children in need. As wonderful as it is to be with friends and family during this festivity, we must also remember that not many have this privilege. In view of this, we are pleased to share the joy of Hari Raya with the children of Rumah Bakti Al-Kausar.”
The Rumah Bakti Al-Kausar Chairman, Haji Razali Haji Basri said, “As the guardian of the children, we are grateful to Alamanda Shopping Centre for bringing so much joy to the children and giving them the opportunity to welcome the month of Syawal with happiness. The contribution is indeed helpful and it touches my heart to witness the delight and excitement on their faces.”
Rumah Bakti Al-Kausar is a charity home founded in 2011 that provides shelter to kids who are in need particularly the orphans. The home is currently housing 36 children.