PHOTO - Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, Dato' Mukhriz bin Tun Dr. Mahathir handing out Hari Raya goodies.
More than RM10, 000 (US$3,352) has been donated by staff of technology solutions firm Intel Malaysia to bring Aidilfitri festive cheer to orphans, single mothers and senior citizens.
"The Aidilfitri Festive Cheer program actually goes beyond just raising funds and extending a helping hand to the needy," said Intel Malaysia managing director, assembly test and manufacturing, Robin Martin, speaking on August 29 2011. "As a responsible corporate citizen, Intel Malaysia also wants to foster racial harmony and tolerance amongst Intel employees of different races as they come together and contribute to good causes during the month of Ramadhan and in the upcoming festive season of Hari Raya Aidilfitri."
Martin said that the annual programme, now in its 10th year, went one step further and donated other items such as non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, blankets and towels along with baju raya (festive clothes) for underprivileged children.
Intel Involved volunteers also collaborated with the Kulim Hi-Tech Park Wargakilang group - an independent group consisting of volunteers from various multinational companies (MNCs) in Kulim Technology Park Centre - to form a Festive Donation Distribution Convoy. "This convoy, of more than 60 vehicles, travelled more than 170km into rural areas of Sik, Kedah and visited families living below the poverty line. Festive goodies and duit raya (money packets) were donated by Intel Involved volunteers, as well as volunteers from the Kulim Hi-Tech Park Wargakilang group."
Intel Malaysia also organised a Buka Puasa (breaking fast) event where YB Dato' Mukhriz Mahathir, deputy minister of International Trade and Industry, was invited as the guest of honour. During the Buka Puasa session, both Dato' Mukhriz and Martin also presented baju raya and duit raya to 90 children from (orphanges) Rumah Anak Kesayangan and Pusat Jagaan Permata Kasih in Penang, and Rumah Anak Yatim Nurul Hidayah in Kedah.
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