Kuala Lumpur, 21 March 2020 – 7-Eleven Malaysia recently carried out its latest CSR initiative in collaboration with its start-up, NGOHub by answering the call for assistance from a group of independent shelters impacted by the on-going pandemic nationwide.
With the Government’s necessary call for a Movement Control Order (MCO) in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, charitable organisations housing the elderly face even more challenges as their group is at most-risk and lack the necessary means to access essential supplies due to shortages.
7-Eleven Malaysia arranged for the distribution of hand sanitizers, multivitamin supplements, antibacterial household cleaning products as well as provided guidance pamphlets on hygiene and staying healthy during these challenging times to charitable homes for the elderly such as Pusat Jagaan Sri Mesra, Aiyide Old Folks Home, Tong Sim Senior Citizens Care, Persatuan Kebajikan Rumah Victory and Pusat Jagaan Warga Emas Husna Arrashid among others to alleviate the potential impact of the pandemic.
“We are doing our part to bring relief and aid during these trying times to the disadvantaged communities that are most at risk and we hope that the situation will improve for the better soon and that our contribution will help in staving off the worst effects of the pandemic as 7-Eleven is Always There For You, come day or night, rain or shine as well as during the movement control order,” quipped Ronan Lee, General Manager of Marketing, 7-Eleven Malaysia. He added, “Necessary precautions were taken at the supply handovers with minimal personnel from both the recipients and our side as well as minimal interaction with the supplies dropped off at the front gate of the respective homes.” He concluded by advising the public to strictly adhere to the relevant authorities’ guidelines and instructions, think of your loved one’s safety and health and practise social distancing as every person globally has a critical role to play in overcoming this pandemic.