Kajang, 30 May 2019 – 7-Eleven Malaysia, the number one standalone convenience store in the country recently carried out a CSR initiative with Pusat Jagaan Siti Nor Aini, a shelter for senior citizens, in collaboration with Tigas Alliance pharmacy and NGOHub Asia during the holy month of Ramadan.
Dr Abdullah Noel, the founder of Pusat Jagaan Siti Nor Aini named the home after his wife Siti Nor Aini Chelladurai. For 10 years and counting, the home has been providing shelter and care for homeless senior citizens, including those who are chronically ill. The home now currently cares for 53 residents with the great help and service of 17 staff members through donations from Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat and Lembaga Zakat.
To generate further income to support the needs and welfare of the residents, the home will also be starting their own spa and car wash service. Besides being a shelter for the elderly, the home aims to provide support for the underprivileged Muslim community.
The evening begun with a free health screening as the Tigas Alliance team checked the residents’ blood pressure and glucose level. The screening was conducted to create greater awareness on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and as a reminder on the essentials of medical check-ups in maintaining good health, especially among the elderly. The team also shared healthy eating habits and suggested pharmaceutical vitamins and supplements to help improve the current health conditions of the elderly.
Elaine Chai, ‘#rockstarpharmacist’ from Farmasi Tigas Alliance said, “We are more than grateful that 7-Eleven Malaysia had provided us with an opportunity to join this CSR activity and serve the community in need with our professional LiveMax services. This is a wonderful experience for us to be a part of creating awareness for the underprivileged community on the importance of healthy lifestyle habits”. Staying true to their tagline of “A pharmacy you can talk to”, Tigas Alliance focuses on providing consultation services with their very own professionally-trained & licensed pharmacists they proudly call #rockstarpharmacists.
The event ended with the volunteers and residents breaking fast together with a scrumptious spread of local favourites such as biriyani rice, beef stew, Malay-style red chicken curry and many more. 7-Eleven Malaysia also distributed goodie bags that contained a variety of snacks for the residents to enjoy.
“It is a pleasure to be spending time with and providing health screenings for the residents of Pusat Jagaan Nor Aini during this Ramadan period. As the festive season nears, they would appreciate having some company as it gives them the assurance that there are others who are care for them. Living up to our tagline of ‘Always There for You’, we wanted to bring a sense of merriment in celebrating Iftar or breaking fast together with delicious food, and we are glad to have achieved it today,” said Ronan Lee, 7-Eleven Malaysia General Manager of Marketing.
Pusat Jagaan Siti Nor Aini welcomes the public’s support through volunteering or financial contributions. It is located at No. 23, Jalan Maju 2, Taman Maju, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Interested volunteers may contact 010 2536750 for more details.
About 7-Eleven Malaysia
7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad through its subsidiary 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. is the owner and operator of 7-Eleven stores in Malaysia. Incorporated on 4 June 1984, 7-Eleven Malaysia has made its mark in the retailing scene and has been a prominent icon for over 35 years. 7-Eleven Malaysia is the pioneer and largest 24-hour standalone convenience store operator in Malaysia with over 2,320 outlets nationwide and serves close to a million customers daily. 7-Eleven stores can be found across bustling commercial districts to serene suburban residential compounds throughout Malaysia, from petrol stations and LRT stations to shopping malls and medical institutions. 7-Eleven is Always There For You.