Malaysian Aeon Foundation committed to helping needy

Handover of donation to Hope Place founder Kelvin Wan

KUCHING: The Malaysian Aeon Foundation (MAF) continues to fulfill its mission to provide aid for communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

MAF said Aeon Bersamamu was one of the various community assistance programmes implemented nationwide and launched on Feb 1 this year.

“The project aims to help alleviate the burden faced by families whose livelihoods are affected due to loss of income caused by the pandemic.

“Through Aeon Bersamamu, MAF has touched the lives and given hope to 2,700 families whose main breadwinners were part of the creative, aviation and hospitality industries. Their income sources were adversely affected.

“To date, MAF has spent RM700,000 for Aeon Bersamamu,” it said on Thursday (Sept 23).

MAF president Datin Noryahwati Mohd Noh said the foundation would continue assisting those in need by collaborating with non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

“For Phase 1, MAF will contribute 1,000 boxes of essential food items worth RM100 each. Subsequently, for Phase 2, an additional 2,000 boxes of essential food items worth RM100 each will be distributed to affected families nationwide including in Kuching.

“MAF is committed in making Aeon Bersamamu a success with an allocated fund of RM300,000.   We are always focused on the development and wellbeing of the community within our ecosystem.”

Earlier, aid for the needy was handed over to NGO Hope Place Kuching under the Aeon Bersamamu project.

Members of the public interested in helping can visit www.aeonfoundation.my.