As part of its annual ‘Christmas in a Shoebox’ CSR initiative, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) hosted 40 children from the Yayasan Sunbeams Homes – a multi-racial foundation fostering displaced children of single-parents – to an early Christmas ‘party’ that went beyond material gifts and presents.
‘Christmas in a Shoebox’ sets out to fulfill Christmas wishes of a charitable organisation with MBM employees contributing towards making the children’s wishes come true. The activities this year included a speech and drama workshop organised by the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) for a deeper engagement with the children, on top of fostering team spirit, skillsets and encouraging creativity.
The special day began with a chauffeured ride to KLPAC on the latest Mercedes-Benz cars, the children were then treated to a picnic in the serene compounds of KLPAC and got to meet Mercedes-Benz Malaysia ambassador and eight-time world champion in women’s squash, Datuk Nicol David who shared her journey to success in sports, followed by a drama and speech workshop conducted by the Actors’ Studio Academy.
“Community responsibilities begin at a local level and we are proud to proactively contribute towards the needs of Malaysians in various significant ways. This annual initiative remains a key ingredient in building a positive corporate culture and allows us to share the festive cheer with the children of Yayasan Sunbeams Home.
With our longstanding affair as the founding members of klpac, we were also able to showcase our support toward the local art scene by organizing mini drama and dance workshops to inspire positive character building through skillset development amongst the children,” said Dr. Claus Weidner, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.