Sin Chew Daily - Melaka Edition (15 February 2020)
Da Ma Cai held its annual Chinese New Year Festival Charity Programme – A Time for Tradition and Sharing today at Rumah Sejahtera Bukit Baru (RSBB) and distributed RM220,000 financial aid to 22 charitable organisations comprising the disabled, senior citizens and orphans in the southern region.
About 120 residents and representatives from welfare homes, including 5 from Melaka, 5 from Negeri Sembilan and 12 from Johor, gathered for the celebration.
Mr. Chong Yoon Yew, Senior Manager of Numbers Forecast Operations said that this community sharing and caring outreach initiatives aims to provide financial aid to assist deserving charity centres for its development.
“As part of our support for the needs of the community, this initiative aims to assist the community centres to defray the operating costs, which will benefits the residents of these centres,” said Chong.
“We truly appreciate thoughtful contributions from a lot of caring people. This year is extra special as we share this joyous festive together with our fellow friends from other welfare homes,” said Chairman of RSBB, Datuk Kian Sit Har.
Chong Tzer Bin: Contribution Provides Hope to Children
“Each generous contribution provides hope and joy every day to our children. Through Da Ma Cai’s donation we have been able to set new goals and continue working towards enhance the lives of the children we serve,” Chairman for Pertubuhan Kebajikan Amitabha Malaysia, Chong Tzer Bin expressed his appreciation.
Earlier last week, Da Ma Cai kicked-off the nationwide programme in Kuala Lumpur, where 34 welfare homes from Central Region received donations amounting to RM340,000. Similar presentation was also held at Rumah Sejahtera Jelapang, Perak, for northern region to give out RM240,000 donations.
Da Ma Cai is a brand of Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn Bhd (“PMP”), Malaysia’s authorised numbers forecast operator. On an annual basis, Da Ma Cai actively supports various causes in the areas of education, social welfare and public health through a wide range of programmes and activities carried out in the country. Following the acquisition of PMP by Jana Pendidikan Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“JPM”), all of PMP’s net dividends that JPM receives will be donated to The Community Chest. With this structure, Da Ma Cai has effectively been transformed from a for-profit organisation into a social business, providing long term donations to The Community Chest for the benefit of the Malaysian community.