Yayasan PETRONAS Brings Christmas Joy to 3,500 Deserving Families Nationwide

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 December 2022 – Yayasan PETRONAS has launched its annual, nationwide series of Christmas celebrations to usher in the year-end festive season by distributing food supplies and festive hampers to 3,500 deserving families from the B40 community via its Sentuhan Kasih Festive programme.

All beneficiaries will be receiving essential food supplies which include rice, cooking oil, flour and festive hampers with an assortment of cookies and festive food items. The distribution efforts commenced on 2 December in Sarawak.  In the capital, several Social Welfare Centres, Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) and children’s homes were selected to receive distribution items from the Foundation. 

Yayasan PETRONAS has teamed up with PETRONAS’ regional offices and the Department of Social Welfare (JKM) for the distribution in 12 states across Malaysia namely Johor, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak and Selangor.

Yayasan PETRONAS Chief Executive Officer, Shariah Nelly Francis said, “Sentuhan Kasih Festive is done as we keep in mind the needs of the less fortunate families. We hope that this gesture will help to ease the burden of the beneficiaries and bring back the smiles and joy during this festive season.”

The Sentuhan Kasih Festive programme is part of Yayasan PETRONAS’ community well-being and development focus area, initiated to coincide with every major celebration in Malaysia. It provides an avenue for the Foundation to work with communities to provide for their basic needs. The programme is also in line with the PETRONAS Sustainability Agenda and the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

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