Deloitte IMPACT Day 2018 celebrates 50 years of positive impact on society
Touching the lives of 4,000 people in the local community
KUALA LUMPUR, 27 August 2018 – A total of 900 Deloitte Malaysia employees switched off their laptops on Friday and headed out to 14 centres in 8 cities across the country, to bring joy, restoration, knowledge and replenishment to 4,000 people in the local community.
Themed “Be the champion of change” this year, IMPACT Day is Deloitte’s annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program – in Southeast Asia, partners and staff across 25 Deloitte offices in the region concurrently took time off work to give back to society through various activities and initiatives involving the community they live and work in.
“IMPACT Day is a celebration of our commitment to the local community, and this year it is even more special to us because we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Deloitte Malaysia’s founding. Today we are part of the world’s leading professional services network, but we continue to be extremely proud of our Malaysian heritage and remain active contributors to our nation’s growth and success,” said Yee Wing Peng, Deloitte Malaysia Country Managing Partner. “IMPACT Day 2018 is a unique opportunity for us to reflect on the strong support we have received from the community in the last 50 years. To express our gratitude, this year we went the extra mile to give back to the people and ensure this invaluable relationship is preserved for many more decades to come.”
As our commemorative community initiative for IMPACT Day this year, Deloitte Malaysia undertook several projects to improve the quality of life of the underprivileged in public housing and their surrounding areas. At Tasik Wahyu in Kuala Lumpur, a record number of 250 Deloittians toiled the entire day to transform the undeveloped land nearby into community fruit and vegetable plots and set up a Zero Waste Hub. This effort aimed to promote the sustainable usage of natural resources to the residents of the adjacent People’s Housing Project (PPR) Beringin.
Another 100 volunteers were involved in raising awareness and civic consciousness to the community of the PPR Flats in MPPJ Desa Mentari and Sri Sarawak Apartments, by working with the residents to clean, paint and refurbish sections of their buildings and demonstrating to them the importance of a clean, healthy and living environment.
“IMPACT Day is close to my heart and I would like to sincerely thank YB Haniza binti Mohamed Talha, Selangor State Executive Council member responsible for housing and urban living and YB Maria Chin Abdullah, Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya, who visited the PPR Desa Mentari project and took time to participate in the community activities. This show of support reflects their passion to serve the people and concern for the wellbeing of the underprivileged community and their living conditions,” said Yee.
Other meaningful projects for IMPACT Day 2018 included:
- Spending quality time to bring joy and happiness to Orang Asli communities at Kampung Orang Asli Kolam Air Bukit Bangkong in Dengkil, Kampung Orang Asli Tanjong Sepat in Kuala Langat and Kampung Kuala Masai in Johor.
- Conducting a skills workshop for refugee children under the care of the SUKA Society.
- Delivering groceries to needy families in Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh in partnership with the Kechara Soup Kitchen.
- Raising funds, collecting recyclable items and doing fun activities with beneficiaries of Rumah Kebajikan Seri Cahaya and The Lighthouse centres in Penang and the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Melaka.
- Organising a blood donation drive for Hospital Queen Elizabeth in Kota Kinabalu and educating the public on the importance and benefits of donating blood.
- Participating in a drive to collect toys, clothes and stationeries for children in the paediatric ward of the Sarawak General Hospital.
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