Mitraland Appreciation Night Dinner Was Held on 18th September 2015.
On September 2015, Mitraland organized an appreciation night dinner in honour of its VIP purchasers, loyal business associates, the media and charity organizations. This delightful event was held at NOBU, the Michelin star Japanese fusion restaurant situated on the 56th floor of Menara 3 Petronas.
Mitraland donated a total RM120,000 to 9 charitable institutions –
The Edge Education Foundation with RM15,000
NST, English Development Program with RM15,000
The Star Foundation with RM15,000
Yayasan Sin Chew with RM15,000
Lions Education Foundation with RM15,000
Pertubuhan Al-Khaadem with RM15,000
Berita Harian, Suara Komuniti with RM10,000
China Press with RM10,000
Kiwanis Club of TTDI with RM10,000
Mr Michael Lim, Assistant CEO of Yayasan Sin Chew said, “ We at Yayasan Sin Chew are always grateful for the generosity that Mitraland has shown to us consistently over the years. Their contribution has and will continue to aid those severely in need.”
Mitraland Donates RM30,000 During Annual Charity Run Event
Fresh from last year’s successful charity run, Mitraland was encouraged to continue with this tradition and organize yet another run for 2014. With the company moving into Cascades, Kota Damansara, it seemed fitting to involve a school based within the same community. With that, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Damansara (SJKC Damansara) was cherry picked to be the recipient.
Founded in 1930, SKJC Damansara is a learning institution steeped in tradition that houses 2,500 co-ed primary students. The donation drive was a welcome respite as funds were needed to improve the school’s facilities and upgrade the IT equipment. According to Mr Hor, principal of the school, “We are so grateful for Mitraland to have offered to organize such a meaningful event to benefit the school and the students.”
Much like the previous year, participants paid a registration fee (RM15 or RM30) according to the two age-group categories. All of the proceeds went towards the school. The final tally showed a collection of RM14,655. However, with Mitraland having pledged to donate double the final amount, RM30,000 was donated to SKJC Damansara.
The run took place on 16th November. 600 eager participants arrived bright and early at the main entrance of Cascades. Warmup exercises, spearheaded by Fitness First instructors, included a jog around the Cascades development which encompasses retail shop offices, residences and the Menara Mitraland office tower.
The flag-off for the charity run was at 8am.Mr Chuah Theong Yee, Group CEO of Mitraland, was among the 600 eager participants. The runners excitedly thronged the starting line, all of them eager to support this wonderful cause. Safety was a top priority, as local police; RELA members and St John’s ambulances were on stand-by. There were also safety markers along the running route and sufficient drink stations to hydrate the runners.
All runners were presented with medals and a certificate of participation prior to the presentation of cheques.
Mr Jackson Kang, Vice President of the Parent-Teacher Association said, “We would like to thank Mitraland and Mr Chuah for organizing such a successful event and donating RM30,000 to our school. This will help us tremendously in creating a more holistic environment for our students.”
The event was co-sponsored by Affin Bank Berhad and 100PLUS.
Mitraland Donates RM160,000 During Appreciation Dinner @ Alexis Ampang
s September came about, it was once again time for Mitraland’s appreciation dinner. This private event was held at Alexis, Great Eastern Mall, famed for its classy ambiance and mouth-watering fare.
The guest list ranged from VIP purchasers, banking partners, business associates to media and charity organizations. The night started off on a sweet note, as guests were presented with a generous sized box of ROYCE’ chocolates as door gifts to this exclusive event.
Musical entertainment was in a form of a 5-piece bandcalled Sweet Escape. Their performance was an absolute hit with the crowd. They sung in perfect harmony to some of the best golden hits and current mainstream hits.
The evening also shed light on the altruistic side of Mitraland. This year, 10 charitable institutions were invited as recipients of the donations:
Mitraland Group donated a total of RM160,000- a RM30,000 increase from last year’s contribution.
Dato’ Johan Ariffin, Chairman of Mitraland Group said, “Each of us plays a role in the betterment of our society and of our community, so, it is our pleasure to be able to fulfil this responsibility. By donating to these charities and foundations, we are assured that our funds are channelled directly to those in need of aid, and that matters the most.”
“Mitraland’s generosity knows no bounds and for that, we are so grateful!” Ms Lee, China Press.
“With these funds, it goes towards building and supporting English Development Programs within schools around Malaysia. This helps create a strong foundation to nurture students, who are the future of Malaysia.” En Abdul Rashid, NST Press.
After the cheque presentation, the festivities continued throughout the night. Guests also got to enjoy amazing lucky draw prizes. There were 10 ICE watches up for grabs and a MAC Book Pro notebook as the main prize.
Mitraland’s Donate-A-Book Campaign & Reading Room At SJK (C) Batu 9 Cheras.
In order to promote reading amongst youngsters, Mitraland decided to collaborate with SJK (C) Batu 9 Cheras to organize a Donate-A-Book campaign.
The campaign began on 16th till 31st March and was opened to all Mitraland purchasers, staff and parents of the school. A target of 1,000 books to be collected was set and Mitraland very generously pledged to donate RM10.00 to the school for every book amassed.
The final tally collected was an astounding 1535 copies of books which well surpassed the initial target and thus, Mitraland donated RM15,350 to the school.
SJK (C) Batu 9 Cheras was also the primary school which collaborated with Mitraland on last year’s Charity Fun Run event at C180. RM30,000 was raised and donated to the school; with the funds a Reading Room was built and named after Mitraland.
Mitraland Activities – Deepavali Charity Event With Trinity Children Centre (TCC)
Deepavali was celebrated in the month of November and what better way to celebrate than to spend it with the less privileged?
On 9th November, Mitraland took the children and their dedicated care-takers out for a little cinema treat. TCC is a sanctuary for orphaned, abandoned, battered, abused and neglected children and is located in a rented semi-detached house at Section 4, Petaling Jaya. Currently the 21 children at TCC are from the ages 5 – 19 and are looked after by 5 care-takers.
Mitraland arranged for transportation which brought the children to the Golden Screen Cinema at One Utama. They were treated to the Hollywood blockbuster – THOR and were also pampered with a full movie experience, from buckets of popcorn to getting the best seats in the theatre!
After the movie, lunch was in the cards and the entire group was ushered to Nandos, the famous flame grilled chicken peri-peri restaurant.
Wendy Hew, Manager of TCC said, “We can’t thank Mitraland enough for spending time with the kids. They were all looking forward for this and were so excited. Thank you for showing us you care. Little kind gestures mean the world to these kids.”
For anyone who is interested to contribute or volunteer, you may contact Ms Wendy Hew at 03-7781 3905.