Keppel Land strives to contribute positively to the communities wherever it operates. Over the months of November and December 2015, staff in Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar organised activities to bring smiles to the less fortunate.
Keppel Land participated in the Metropolitan YMCA’s MY Blessings community outreach event on 18 December 2015. Eleven staff volunteers took part in the event, distributing goodie bags and food items to over 150 needy families, to spread cheer during the festive season.
Elsie Lee, Confidential Secretary, at Keppel Land, said, “It was such a humbling and heartwarming experience to be able to do something meaningful for the less fortunate during this season of giving.”
In a separate event, staff from Keppel Land and Keppel Infrastructure joined hands in a donation drive to collect secondhand toys and games for children from low-income families residing in the Marine Terrace precinct.
The hard work of the volunteers yielded 183 toys, educational game sets and stationery items which were subsequently distributed to the beneficiaries.
In another initiative, Keppel Land’s Project Management and Sustainable Design Unit spearheaded a bento-making session with the elderly residents of Ren Ci Nursing Home. Over 20 Keppel Land staff took part in the initiative to brighten up the lives of the beneficiaries.
Sedona Suites Hanoi held its annual charity bazaar on 5 December 2015, which saw residents donate pre-owned items to raise money for charity. Sedona staff also rallied with the hotel’s business partners to canvass for donations in cash or in-kind.
The event saw over 600 members of the public lend their support for the event. Proceeds from the bazaar were used to purchase powdered milk, diapers and clothes for Thuy An Orphanage in Ba Vi district, which houses children with disabilities and underprivileged families. The items were then delivered to the orphanage by the volunteers.
Sedona Hotel Yangon held a charity drive from 1 November to 31 December 2015 in support of Grace Home, a local orphanage for children aged three to 18.
The hotel sponsored over 350 teddy bears, which were then sold to raise funds for the orphanage. The activity raised over US$3,500, which was used to purchase educational materials and basic necessities for the children.
The hotel also sponsored gifts for the children, which were distributed to them during their visit to the hotel on 19 November 2015.