KOTA KINABALU: Excelrun Sdn Bhd, the developer of Lintas Plaza and Lintas Station will be distributing the 5th release of its charity and education fund amounting to RM270,000 to 27 beneficiaries on January 17, 2015 at the Pacific Sutera Hotel here.
Each of the recipients will receive RM10,000 under a 10-year pledge made by the company on January 23, 2010 in discharging its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme as well as to inculcate a caring society.
“For the next four years from 2016 to 2019, RM270,000 will be distributed each year while RM280,000 will be distributed in the final year.
“At the end of the 10 years CSR programme a grand total of RM2.5 million would be distributed to the various welfare organisations and schools,” said Excelrun general manager Juliet Lo during a press conference today.
Juliet said that the Excelrun Charity and Education Fund (2011-2020) had set aside RM2 million when it was launched five years ago and later increased to RM2.5 million in May 2013.
“A total of RM200,000 was distributed to 20 welfare organisations and schools in 2012 and 2013; while RM270,000 was disbursed to 27 welfare organisations and schools on January 4, last year,” she said.
The main objective of the charity and education fund is to provide financial assistant to those who need special medical care, life supporting facilities or training opportunities to those who cannot afford to undergo the necessary medical treatment.
Besides that they also helps the welfare homes for orphans, senior citizens or children; the needy students and youth to continue their education or skill training; rehabilitation programme for the physically and mentally challenged people; the improvement of living conditions of the destitute; and humanitarian relief fund for local or global disaster.
The beneficiaries are the Cancer Society of Sabah; Society for the Sabah Heart Fund; Sabah Kidney Society; Kota Kinabalu Lions Ambulance Service Society; Kinabalu Breast Cancer Support Association, Palliative Care Association of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Thalassaemia Society and National Stroke Association of Malaysia (Sabah) just to name a few. – By Bosco Wong/SayangSabah