Semenyih, 28 January 2020 – In the spirit of festive celebrations, 7-Eleven Malaysia, the number one standalone convenience store in the country alongside NGOHub Asia organized a Chinese New Year celebration with a group of senior citizens from Joy Garden Old Folks Home.
The joyous occasion began with the traditional practice of tossing “Yee Sang” as a symbolic gesture to welcome good fortune and an auspicious start to the year. The residents were then treated with a sumptuous Chinese New Year lunch consisting of delectable Chinese dishes which included braised noodles, fried rice, curry fish and many more. After feasting, the volunteers spent some quality time with the residents by having singalongs and meaningful conversations. The residents had a great time introducing themselves and sharing their stories from their younger days. To complete the activity, the volunteers distributed red packets and goodie bags contains snacks and beverage as a symbol of prosperity and wealth to the residents.
Overlooking a lake and surrounded by lush greeneries, Joy Garden Old Folks is one the non-profit charitable organizations under House of Joy that administers shelter and care to a group of underprivileged people from various walks of life, including neglected elderly folks, the mentally ill and wheelchair-bound. Established on 1 February 2008 by the late Reverend Tang Chee Sing and his wife Lee Ching Mun, the home currently cares for over 43 residents with the help of caretakers in Semenyih.
“At 7-Eleven Malaysia, it always brings us great joy to provide festive cheer to those who do not have the privilege to spend it with their families or loved ones, as well as to those in need. We are pleased to be celebrating the Year of the Rat with the residents from Joy Garden Old Folks Home. We hope that this celebration will be a memorable one for them as they start the new lunar year on an auspicious note,” said Ronan Lee, 7-Eleven Malaysia’s General Manager of Marketing.
Joy Garden Old Folks 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 Ms. Lesley Man 019-339 2847 or visit their Facebook page.