As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, in conjunction with the joyous celebration of Festival of Lights, Lexis Suites Penang treated 35 underprivileged children with 7 of them are special needs children in autism from Pertubuhan Rumah Kebajikan Seri Cahaya Pulau Pinang to a scrumptious Diwali feast.
The home located at J741, Permatang Damar Laut, Batu Maung, 11960 Bayan Lepas, Penang opened its door in the year of 1999. Founded by Ms. Kaliamah and Ms. Linda Gregory, it has since then become a foster home for the underprivileged orphanages who are either born without birth certificates, abandoned by their parents, living in poverty or their parents who are unable to financially support their children’s welfare.
The charity event started off by welcoming the fellow children and guardians at the hotel lobby by General Manager of Lexis Suites Penang, Mr. Ben Ho and fellow heads of department. The children were each given a love balloon and candies before all of them were then ushered to the Hibiscus Grand Ballroom to kick start the event.
They were then feasted to a sumptuous feast, specially crafted by our Executive Chef, Chef Johnno and his culinary team. The menu includes classic Indian dishes such as Bread Roll and Naan with Butter, Tandoori Chicken with Raitha, Vegetable Dhalca, Briyani Rice with Raisin and also snacks and desserts such as Carrot Cake, Payasam and Rojak Buah among others.
To add to the excitement, our Sport & Recreation team, decked in their various superhero costumes orchestrated fun games and activities with the children. They were seen playing, grooving and dancing along to the Diwali tunes with the fellow hotel staffs. They were enjoying themselves very much and it definitely added a soothing touch to the event.
Mr. Ben Ho, General Manager said that ‘It is indeed a blessing to be able to see all of their happy faces, enjoying their time very much here’. As the hotel team gears up to spread cheers to the less fortunate ones, we continue to do what we do best, by helping them in fulfilling their needs for the greater good as a whole.
As a courtesy gesture, Mr. Ben Ho presented daily essential grocery items preferred by the home such as flour, cooking oil, milo powder, instant noodles, sugar, toilet bowl cleaner, body shampoo, washing powder, assorted biscuit and Deepavali Cookies to the guardians.
Besides that, each child also received goodie bag of stationaries sets such as mechanical pencils, correction tapes and ballpoint pens. They also received Deepavali ‘angpows’ much to theirdelight. The program ended with a group photography session of all that were involved. It was a joyous evening indeed.