Giving back to the community whilst spreading love and joy during the most wonderful time of the year
KUALA LUMPUR, DECEMBER 2016 – Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, in the spirit of giving, brought an early Christmas cheer to the children from Rumah Charis. This is Berjaya Times Square Hotel’s last Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity for 2016. The hotel has had a very fulfilling year organizing a series of community-centred CSR activities such as welfare home visits, clean- up projects and monetary contributions to the less fortunate.
For this year-end CSR, 30 children of various ages from Rumah Charis arrived at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur bright and early at 9am and were promptly greeted by the Area General Manager, Mr Mondi Mecja and BHR CEO, Mr. Hanley Chew together with the other head of departments at the lobby before being ushered to Broadway Lounge at Level 14 for a fun ice-breaking session with the rest of the hotel associates.
The children were then brought to Berjaya Times Square Theme Park for few hours of indoor fun, riding the various attractions and taking pictures with the mascot there. The children together with their caretakers then headed back to the hotel around 1pm to enjoy a scrumptious Christmas buffet lunch specially prepared by the hotel for the growing children.
After a satisfying lunch, the children were then greeted by the hotel pastry chef, Chef John and his team who prepared a special treat for them. Each child received a freshly baked Gingerbread man and decoration tools to decorate their own gingerbread man which was a first for many of the children there. Guided by Chef John and his team as well as the other hotel associates, the children had a blast customizing their own gingerbread man which they can then take with them at the end of the day.
Shortly after, the carolling session by the Cantus Musicas chamber choir took place. The children sang along and had a merry time listening to the chamber choir’s repertoire of both sacred and secular music. At around 3pm, the main highlight of the day’s activity started which was the gift- giving session by Santa Claus. The children were asked earlier in the month for their wish list which was then hung on the Christmas tree at the lobby. All 30 children received the items that they wanted due to the generosity of the hotel guests.
The last activity of the day was a hair cutting session. The children were treated to a free hair cut to get them ready for the upcoming school year. The day’s activities came to an end with the cake cutting ceremony which was for all the December babies from Rumah Charis.
Christmas is a time of love and giving, and we are glad to be able to share some festive joy with the children from Rumah Charis. We enjoyed spending the day with children and hope that they too, had a wonderful time with us," said Mondi Mecja, Area General Manager of Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
“This is the last CSR activity that we have planned for this year but our team is already planning for what Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur will be doing for 2017 and how we can further give back to the community”, he added.
Rumah Charis is located at Lot 10064, Jalan Awan Pintal, Taman Yarl, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur and is a welfare organization registered with the Registrar of Society (ROS) of Malaysia in Year 1993. It is a non-profit Christian based organization founded in 1988 by Reverend Teo How Ken. For more information on the home or donation enquiries, please email [email protected] or visit www.rumahcharis.org.my