KUALA LUMPUR, September 30, 2010 – Raya festivities took on a colourful carnival atmosphere at the recent Hari Raya Open House for charity at Sri Pentas, Bandar Utama. Jointly organized by Caltex and myTV3, the open house celebration complete with magicians and clowns welcomed 112 residents and caregivers of charity homes Rumah Solehah, Rumah Nur Salam, WAKE, Positive Shelter Home and Faith Helping Centre.
Speaking on behalf of co-host Caltex™, Mokhtar Ali Ismail, Policy, Government & Public Affairs Manager for Malaysia and Cambodia, Chevron Malaysia Limited said, “As per our 1Malaysia culture, Hari Raya is a celebration for all Malaysians, particularly children. At Caltex™, we are driven bya commitment to remain relevant to the community which we live in, and we are fortunate for this opportunity to give back to Malaysians in need. Syawal may be drawing to a close, but we hope fellow Malaysians will sustain the spirit of generosity and charity throughout the year.”
Taking on a fun festival atmosphere, children and adults alike were delighted by trivia sessions and performances by comedy troupe, Senario. A crowd favorite proved to be the special appearance by Upin & Ipin. Raya goodie bags in the form of Caltex Supa Strikas and myTV3 souvenirs also ensured all went home satisfied.
According to WAKE (Pertubuhan Wanita dan Kesihatan, Kuala Lumpur), the homes were touched by the invitation, saying that “We were very thrilled to learn that invitations were not only extended to the children but also the adults of Rumah WAKE 2 and 3 as well. All residents are so pleased to see the thought that has gone into creating this special event and are delighted to meet people who care for them.”
The special guests included those who, in some way or another have been affected by HIV/AIDS in their lives. HIV/AIDS awareness is a cause that Chevron, the company behind the brand Caltex, strongly champions and holds to heart.
Chevron Malaysia Limited operates under its retail brand Caltex™, which has been offering Malaysians quality products and services for more than 70 years.