Proceeds from Malaysia Tabah 2021 will fund Tzu Chi Foundation’s ongoing efforts to support frontliners and Malaysians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
Sharp Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (SHARP) today announced that it has raised more than RM 400,000 through the Malaysia Tabah 2021 initiative. Launched in December 2020, the initiative raised funds by giving away 2021 desktop calendars for every RM 50 donation received from the public and from SHARP’s dealers, business partners and employees.
Proceeds from this initiative was channelled to non-governmental organisation (NGO), Tzu Chi Foundation. Mr. Ting Yang Chung, Managing Director of SHARP handed a mock cheque to Ms. Echo Chien, CEO of Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia to mark the occasion. Also present was Mr. David Liu, Deputy CEO of Tzu Chi Foundation Taiwan. Proceeds will be used to support the NGO’s ongoing work to support Malaysians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We would like to thank the community for their support and our media partners – The Star Publications and The Malay Mail — for their collaboration on the Malaysia Tabah 2021 campaign. With more than 36 years in Malaysia, SHARP remains committed to supporting the nation’s fight against the pandemic. We will continue to uphold our corporate responsibility to assist Malaysians and mitigate the pandemic with our stay-at-home campaign during these unprecedented times,” said Mr. Ting.
“The desktop calendars showcasing photos taken by our media partners during the Movement Control Order perfectly encapsulated the year 2020 and we hope these powerful images will not only uplift Malaysians’ spirits but also inspire them to continue supporting our frontliners and those in need. We are pleased to provide these funds to the Tzu Chi Foundation and trust they will further our mission to support the affected community members,” added Ting.
“The Tzu Chi Foundation is incredibly grateful to SHARP, the media partners and the members of the public who have joined us in our response to the ongoing pandemic. Thanks to the generous support, we will now be able to continue our efforts to help Malaysians with their medical as well as individual needs,” said Ms. Echo Chien, CEO of Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia
To date, the Tzu Chi Foundation has distributed PPEs to 2,372 hospitals, clinics, police stations and other needy organisations nationwide. In addition, under the NGO’s own Kita1Keluarga initiative, it has disbursed much-needed aid to some 2,178 families (representing more than 9,100 beneficiaries) with each receiving between RM300 to RM800 per month for three consecutive months between September and November 2020.
For more information on the Malaysia Tabah 2021 initiative, please visit https://www.malaysiatabah2021.cocorolife.my