A RM3,000 cheque was recently presented to the Hiichiikok Foundation’s Home For Children Care, by news and convenience store organisation, myNEWS.com, through its charity fund, myNEWS.com Charity, which is the official corporate social arm of the organisation. The donation was contributed towards the well being of the children at the Home.
"This gives us a sense of satisfaction which is a feeling that can only be experienced by doing something charitable and that is what our company has always believed in," said Cindy Ho, marketing manager of Bison Stores Sdn Bhd, the holding company of myNEWS.com.
She added that she is extremely happy to be handing out the donation as the money would be channelled to good use for the children. Initiated in 2013 by the retail chain's managing director Dang Tai Luk, myNEWS.com Charity has been significantly active in contributions to local non-governmental organisations. The money collected from contribution boxes located at all its 190 stores, nationwide, will be distributed to different charity homes carefully chosen by the company.
The Hiichiikok Foundation’s Home for Children Care was set up in 2013 by HCK Capital Group executive chairman Tan Sri Clement Hii who believes in giving back to the public. The Foundation was set up to provide a sanctuary for orphans, underprivileged, abused and neglected children.
Hiichiikok Foundation manager Diana Ooi said that being a new organisation, it is difficult to obtain donations from the public as many do not know the background of the foundation. "To reach out, we have a website where we regularly update our details and coming from a social work background, I do contact other organisations and work with them as well. The management of HCK Capital Group and the team is very supportive of this cause," she added.
The six children at the foundation came from various families with different backgrounds. Apart from providing education and establishing academics for the children, Hiichiikok Foundation also emphasises on the child's living skills.
"It is not easy taking care of the children as they all come from different backgrounds, environment and upbringing. So we have to do a lot of character building here. We try to instill discipline in them so they would understand responsibilities. Other than that, we do counselling and motivation here as well. We want to build trust with them because it is not easy parting with their parents and staying here," said Ooi.
Those who are interested to volunteer or make a donation to the Hiichiikok Foundation can contact Diana Ooi at 03-7968 8668 or visit http://www.hiichiikokfoundation.com.
(L-R) Ms Diana Ooi (Foundation Manager) receiving a mock cheque from Bison Stores Sdn Bhd representatives.