12 February 2019
80 charitable organisations nationwide receive a total of RM800,000 financial aid from Da Ma Cai as part of its yearly Chinese New Year Festival Charity Programme.
The nationwide Programme held in conjunction with the celebration of Chinese New Year, kick-off with a national launch at Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor and Federal Territory (SCASFT). About 200 residents and representatives from 35 welfare homes comprising the disabled, senior citizens and orphans were treated to a special feast. Present to welcome the guests were Da Ma Cai senior management and staff.
SCASFT was filled with roaring sounds of the drums, gongs and cymbals as the colourful lions greeted guests at the main entrance. This was followed by an outstanding lion dance performance to mark the beginning of the programme. This Programme later sees a cheque presentation ceremony and sumptuous lunch together with Chinese cultural performances.
Special children from SCASFT also joined to put up an outstanding and fun percussion performance to entertain all guests. Guests were impressed with the potential of music in empowering differently-abled children with confidence and cheered on when they performed three captivating songs.
Tan Kong Han, Managing Director of Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn Bhd said the community outreach programme was one of its continuous initiatives and commitments to give something back to the less fortunate in the society.
“As part of our support for the needs of the community, this initiative aims to assist the community centres for its development and maintenance upkeep, ultimately benefiting the residents of these centres,” said Tan.
“We always look forward to receiving help from well-wishers. This year is extra special as we share this joyous festive together with our friends from other charitable organisations,” said President of SCASFT, Dato’ Seri Dr Lam Peng Chong J.P.
“Each contribution provides hope through better quality care for the underprivileged. As Da Ma Cai lead by example, we hope more corporate bodies will follow its footsteps in offering assistance to the needy,” Administrator for House of Joy, Lesley Mah expressed her appreciation.
A total of 30 charity bodies from Klang Valley; and 5 organisations from Pahang received donations amounting to RM350,000 during the event. Similar events will be held at the Northern and Southern Regions to give out a total of RM450,000 donations at Rumah Sejahtera Permatang Tinggi, Pulau Pinang on 15 February 2019 and Persatuan Kebajikan Amitabha Malaysia on 19 February 2019 respectively.
Da Ma Cai is a brand of Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn Bhd (“PMP”), Malaysia’s authorised numbers forecast operator. On an annual basis, Da Ma Cai actively supports various causes in the areas of education, social welfare and public health through a wide range of programmes and activities carried out in the country. Following the acquisition of PMP by Jana Pendidikan Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“JPM”), all of PMP’s net dividends that JPM receives will be donated to The Community Chest. With this structure, Da Ma Cai has effectively been transformed from a for-profit organisation into a social business, providing long term donations to The Community Chest for the benefit of the Malaysian community.