KUCHING: Naim Group of Companies recently launched its ‘Naim Thanks You’ charity campaign in the spirit of giving back to the communities.

The campaign, which was launched by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, was in favour of 25 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as the Society for Critically Sick Children (SOS Kids), Pibakat, Peryatim, The Carnation Club and others championing various charitable causes.

Under this campaign, Naim had pledged to contribute RM250 for every unit of its property sold in 2020, with a minimum of RM250,000 to be raised.

This initiative is also part of the Naim’s 25th anniversary activities, which focuses on community engagement and enhancement.

SOS Kids president Evelyn Chung expressed her gratitude for Naim’s gesture, “On behalf of SOS Kids, we are indeed grateful for this.

Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari tun Openg (right) unvield the Naim Charity Pledge logo in conjunction with their 25th anniversary at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching. With him (from left) Sarawak State Mosque Welfare Trust Board (LAKMNS) secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Bujang Mohd Nor; Naim Holdings Berhad managing director Hasmi Hasnan and Naim Holdings Berhad chairman DAtuk Amar Abdul Hamed Sepawi. Photo: MOHD ALIF NONI

“Our team work tirelessly to offer assistance to children from all walks of life, and we really need every bit of help we can get.

“Thank you Naim, for understanding and supporting our cause.”

Carnation Club representative Linda Chong remarked that such gesture would go a long way in helping single mothers.

“As an NGO focusing on the welfare of single mothers, we have been active in organising sharing sessions and other developmental activities to help single mothers achieve financial independence and instil courage among them to face the challenges life holds.

“In order to continue our cause, funds are needed. We were pleasantly surprised when Naim informed us that we are one of the recipients under this campaign.

“We thank Naim for walking the walk with us, so that together, we can show those in need that they will not walk alone.”

Meanwhile, Naim’s chairman Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed Sepawi said the group has always been mindful of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) throughout its existence, and has strived to contribute in various ways such as education sponsorships, environmental conservation and also provision of affordable housing.

“In fact, the group is also looking into building more affordable housing for the communities in response to calls by the government for more private sector involvement on this.

“And plans to build some 20,000 units on its own or in collaboration with the relevant state and federal agencies in the next 10 years.”

Naim has also launched its ‘Better Homes’ CSR project recently which aimed to build homes for selected less fortunate community members.

Such project is part of the group’s 25th anniversary celebration as well.