Fri, 11 Aug – The maiCSR ARCHIDEX 2017 activity has finally come to a perfect close with our representatives visiting the House of Hope this morning for the long-awaited photography session. The total amount collected for this charity fund raising programme is RM7,000.00.
This programme is in conjunction with Maica’s integration of the UNICEF’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, goal no 1: No Poverty. While many people think that there should not be anymore poor people in the country, we have discovered via House of Hope that there are still many families who have problems making ends meet even when they are merely living with the bare necessities.
There are many untold cases. There may be cases where the children abandon their aged parent(s), and their parent(s) may face eviction of their rented rooms and risk being starved to death had it not been for the intervention of House of Hope. There may also be families where the sole bread winner may have become unfit for work and the family consisting of elderly parents and small children were hardly surviving day to day without income. There are also some children born with very little luck as their parents abandon them in favour of addictions.
Knowing such hardships exists right here in our country made us spring into the blossoming thoughts of continuous actions to help the unfortunate. The maimai team came up with ideas, and gathered whatever resources that we may have to make things possible. The result was the maiCSR ARCHIDEX 2017 fund raising programme for House of Hope, consisting of 2 parts of the charity programme. These two activities had been shared in our previous blog post about the ARCHIDEX 2017.
However, let’s recap on the 2 activities:
maiMushroom Chairs – DIY chairs made from paint barrels, sprayed and decorated with colourful seats. These are sold for a minimum of RM80 per chair, after we did a survey and found that such similar chairs are sold for as high as RM250 each elsewhere.
maiRM1 Charity Chance spinning game – RM1 for every spin, and stand a chance to win a maiTravel Pillow, maiCoaster made from maiCompact, and maiT-Shirts of various colours! Earlier, there is also maiKeychains, but these items were sold out as staff members decided to purchase these keychains and some of the travel pillows the moment they knew we were going to do this for charity!
It was fun! We saw a lot of good people, and we are glad that we did this programme. As for our beneficiary, House of Hope, they are really grateful that we think of them, and that we raised the amount for them dollar-by-dollar.
So, to complete this whole segment, we have also made a Video Report and uploaded into our YouTube Channel.
Thus, this ends our blog report of our maiCSR programme. We are sure that we will do this again in the near future. If you would like to contact House of Hope by yourselves to see how you are able to help, please contact:
House of Hope
49-U Lorong Sempadan 2,
14000 Air Itam, Penang.
Tel: +604-826 4826