THE Sentuhan Kasih Yayasan Petronas festive programme has returned to bring joy and happiness to 1,500 less privileged Malaysians nationwide this Chinese New Year (CNY).
Beginning yesterday until Feb 8, Yayasan Petronas is collaborating with state agencies, non-governmental organisations and volunteers from Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) to hand out basic necessities, household items, hampers and ang pow to assist families in need.
Volunteers will be taking part in gotong-royong activities with members of the communities, and the beneficiaries will also be treated to lion dance performances, ushering in the Year of the Rat.
At this year’s inaugural “Sentuhan Kasih Tahun Baru Cina” programme in Kuala Lumpur (KL) yesterday, Yayasan Petronas CEO Lita Osman said: “We hope to fulfil the needs of less privileged Malaysian families and individuals, and put smiles on their faces this New Year through the Sentuhan Kasih Yayasan Petronas programme.”
Petronas volunteer Hazelyn Eliza Kamaruzaman said: “I believe even a small act of kindness can impact the lives of those in need, and therefore, make their celebration more meaningful.”
The Sentuhan Kasih Yayasan Petronas programme is part of the foundation’s community wellbeing and development focus area, initiated to coincide with major festive celebrations in Malaysia. It provides an avenue for Yayasan Petronas to work with communities to provide for their basic needs and wellbeing.