Pulau Pinang : PETRONAS yesterday donated a year’s supply of cooking gas, gas stoves and food hampers to the Little Sisters of the Poor’s home for the elderly to assist in its preparation to celebrate the Chinese New Year and for the daily water heating purposes and meal preparations for its residents.
Puan Sri To’ Puan Noraini Mohd Yusoff, the President of PETRONITA (the Association of Wives of Staff and Lady Staff of PETRONAS), today visited the centre on behalf of PETRONAS and presented a mock liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tank to the Mother Superior to signify the corporation’s donation. The gas will be supplied on a monthly basis for a period of one year by PETRONAS’ retail and marketing arm, PETRONAS Dagangan Bhd. PETRONAS also donated four double-burner gas stoves to help increase the efficiency of the kitchen operations and to provide healthy nourishing meals for the residents.
The hampers consist of various food items such as rice, coffee, sugar, fortified drink, canned sardines and cereal. It is hoped that the hampers will help add to the basic daily needs of the elderly in the centre.
Puan Sri Noraini also distributed ang pows and oranges to some 130 residents in the spirit of the Chinese New Year season and joined the residents for high tea to know them better.
Earlier today, PETRONITA also visited the Rumah Sejahtera Permatang Tinggi in Seberang Perai where it donated two units of water heaters, a refrigerator, blankets and bed sheets to the old folks home. The 64 residents of the home also received food items and pocket money from PETRONITA.
Over the years, PETRONAS has established a special rapport with members of the community via its various outreach programmes – including community relation activities like these – which are testimony of its commitment to contribute to the social development and well-being of Malaysians.
Apart from making donations at every festive occasions like Hari Raya, Deepavali and Tadau Kaamatan, PETRONAS also has its own community sponsorship programmes all year round for education, health, social development, sports and the environment. It is hoped that these sponsorships and donations will create and enhance public awareness in these areas and of the plight of the less fortunate in the community.
Legal and Corporate Affairs Division