Petaling Jaya, 20 February 2019 – This Chinese New Year, 7-Eleven Malaysia, the largest convenience store in the country alongside NGOHub Asia spread festive cheer to the residents of En Yuan Old Folk Home.
Founded by Stanley Yap – who has been running the home for nearly 2 years – En Yuan Old Folk home is a shelter home for the elderly who are homeless and underprivileged. Whilst running a saloon business, Stanley decided to start up a charity home for the needy to provide shelter and care for the abandoned or neglected elderly. With six helpers including cooks, the home currently cares for over 30 residents.
The festive celebration started off with the customary prosperity toast known as “Lou Sang”, where participants toss a raw fish salad called “Yee Sang” while exclaiming auspicious sayings and well wishes loudly as a symbol of prosperity for the year ahead. Together, the residents and volunteers then enjoyed their dinner comprising an array of Chinese and Western cuisine. 7-Eleven Malaysia also distributed goodie bags that contain a variety of snacks and red packets. The evening continued with laughter and happiness as the volunteers spent time with the elderly before bidding farewell.
“Every year during this festive period, it is especially important to not forget about the community surrounding us, especially the underprivileged and neglected. We are glad to have reached out to En Yuan Old Folk Home and spent time with the residents here, in the hopes of bringing them some festive cheer and warmth,” said Ronan Lee, 7-Eleven Malaysia’s General Manager of Marketing.
“It was indeed heartwarming to see the smile on the residents’ face as they tossed “Yee Sang” and feasted on the delicious food,” he said, adding that he hopes for more people to visit the home on a regular basis. En Yuan Old Folk Home welcomes contribution from the society, be it in the form of financial support or in-kind donation. For more information on how to support them, contact 012-622 8898 or visit their Facebook page.
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