17 Aug Berjaya founder lends a helping hand
In picture: Tan shares a moment with the children of Rumah Keluarga Kami while he distributes red packets during his visit to the home in Kajang on Sunday, Aug 14, 2016.
It was a momentous day for the children of Rumah Keluarga Kami when one of their generous donors, Tan Sri Vincent Tan, founder of Berjaya Group, spent last Sunday evening with them.
“We are fortunate to be part of this home. We never lack love and care from our uncles and aunties (caretakers) and not forgetting all the delicious food. I have also met a lot of friends here,” Simon Teh, 17, said.
The home, which is part of the National Society of St Vincent De Paul, provides shelter, food and education for 29 less fortunate children between the ages of six and 17.
It also provides financial support to its children who are above 18 to pursue higher education.
“It is very heart-warming and fulfilling to be here with the children. As long as I am well and able, I will continue my support,” Tan said in his speech.
“As long as our businesses are doing well we will support similar causes,” he said.
The philanthropist reiterated his pledge of donating half of his wealth for the needy.
“When God has been generous to you, you should be generous to others.”
Tan together with his son, chief operating officer of Berjaya Times Square, Morvin Tan, and senior management and staff of U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Redtone International Berhad, Berjaya Roasters (M) Sdn Bhd, Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company Sdn Bhd and Berjaya Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Sdn Bhd visited the residents of Rumah Keluarga Kami.
He also distributed ang pow money packets to the children.
In expressing his appreciation, Datuk Watson Peters, president of the National Society of St Vincent De Paul, Malaysia said: “We are grateful for the continued support provided by Tan Sri Vincent Tan to Rumah Keluarga Kami as well as other charitable projects under the National Society of St Vincent De Paul, Malaysia. Tan Sri (Vincent Tan) started providing financial assistance to Rumah Keluarga Kami many years ago and recently in 2014, the home received a 14-seater van from the Better Malaysia Foundation which has helped ease the transportation woes of our children.”
To date, Tan and his personal foundation, Better Malaysia Foundation together with Berjaya Cares Foundation, have contributed more than RM300,000 including three units of 14-seater vans for various projects under the National Society of St Vincent De Paul Malaysia.
Source: The Sun