A gift of love | The Star



WE all lead busy lives, but a pocketful of spare change or a few hours of our time can make a difference to others.

This, said event head Lucas Lim, was the reason behind the “Gifts of Love and Care” campaign, which saw a total of 150 underprivileged children, orphans and the elderly receiving gifts and essential items from the UCSI Group recently.

The recipients were from three welfare homes in Cheras and Petaling Jaya – Rumah Sayangan, Bodhi Homecare and Agathians Shelter.

“It is vital to advocate to people that Christmas is not just about unwrapping presents, but it is also about being kind to others.

“This campaign shows how an act of kindness can put a smile on the faces of less fortunate people, ” he said in a press release on Dec 23.

UCSI conducted the month-long campaign at its Kuala Lumpur varsity campus where the staff and students picked, bought and delivered the gifts at the designated counter.

The Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur also sponsored biscuits and drinks for the campaign.

This “Gifts of Love and Care” campaign was also in accordance with the Goal 1 and Goal 11 of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to end poverty in all its forms everywhere and make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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