Kuala Lumpur, 22th December 2015 – The Budimas Charitable Foundation hosted 150 underprivileged children and orphans to a Christmas dinner at Pusat Komuniti Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar on the 18th Dec 2015. It is a season of sharing the joy and happiness with the less fortunate.
Budimas organized this celebration for the children, aged from 3 to 18 years old. They are from 3 Charitable Homes including Yayasan Sunbeams Home, House of Love and Pusat Jagaan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Budimas Orion. Activities for the evening includes children performance, magic show, and hampers presentation to the homes and goodies bag given to the children by The Budimas Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees, YB Dato’ Steven Harold Day and Mr. Steve Teoh Loon Heng.
Aside from the consistent supported homes including Budimas Orion, Budimas has extended its helping hand to other charitable homes during this Christmas season. Budimas aims to support and provide shelter to the underprivileged children and has extended its helping hand to other 19 charitable homes. There are over 1,000 children under Budimas Home Charity Fund (BHCF), one of the 3 funds by The Budimas Charitable Foundation. The charitable homes are located in Selangor, Kedah, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Johor, Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak.
Besides that, Budimas also initiated the Budimas Food Charity Fund (BFCF), which is now, in its sixth year operation. Over 5,000 students in 89 schools are sponsored with daily nutritious breakfast by the Foundation. The schools are mainly from Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Penang and Kedah.
Budimas also constructed and equipped children’s libraries for the rural and poor, particularly the Orang Asli communities under the Budimas Education Charity Fund (BECF). Budimas built its first library in Kg. Bukit Kepong, Port Dickson and started its operation on 15th February 2015. There are 7 more libraries set up and will commence operation in 2015. Each library are equipped with 4,000 books and now the Orang Asli children are able to read and revise with the reading materials provided. In 2016, the foundation aims to build and operates 4 more libraries in Orang Asli Settlement in Selangor.
“We are delighted to host this Christmas celebration, sending our warmest blessing to the children who are in need,” said Anne Rajasaikaran, Principal Officer of The Budimas Charitable Foundation. “Many children out there are still suffering from poverty. We, Budimas aims to support these children through our 3 charity funds including the Budimas Home Charity Fund, Budimas Food Charity Fund and Budimas Education Charity Fund. We believe that by supplying the basic needs for the children, it will definitely enhance their growth for a better future,” she continued.
The event was made possible by warm-hearted Budimas donors and sponsors, Permanis Sandilands Sdn Bhd, Fiyzan Delights, St. James Church (Sentul), Sairaj Photography, Abirami Vaithianathan (emcee) and other individuals. It was an unforgettable and meaningful celebration with peace and joy.