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Starhill Gallery’s Christmas Charity Drive 2015 with Dignity for Children Foundation

Starhill Gallery’s Christmas Charity Drive 2015 with Dignity for Children Foundation
26 Nov
11:13

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Thanks for the wonderful invitation, I recently attended Starhill Gallery’s Christmas Charity Drive with Dignity for Children Foundation, which aims to raise awareness of the Foundation and harness the spirit of giving.

The Dignity for Children Foundation (Dignity) is a learning centre with 1,000 poor and vulnerable children age 2 to 17 years old.

The month-long Christmas Charity Drive was launched at the Christmas activation event when British mezzo-soprano Ms. Carly Paoli activated a Christmas ferris-wheel followed by her giving away gifts to 30 children from Dignity who were present at the ceremony. The gifts to fulfil the children’s wishes were generously donated by Starhill Gallery and its esteemed tenants, namely Bedat & Co, Carrera y Carrera, Cecil Purnell, Cortina, Garrard & Co, Gübelin, Hermès and Mouawad.

Ms. Carly Paoli is a UNICEF ambassador and one of the most talented singers rising fast in the world of classical music. Having performed at a string of high profile events including her recent performance at the Caracalla for UNICEF concert in Rome, Italy with the legendary José Carreras and Andrea Bocelli, the young musical prodigy is in town to perform at the upcoming Tourism and Culture Gala Night: Watch and Jewellery of the Year Awards Presentation alongside Italian tenor Alessandro Safina which will be held on 27 November 2015, marking the finale of the on-going A Journey Through Time IX.

Special performance by the sensational Ms. Carly Paoli who mesmerised everyone in attendance at Newens Tea House. The lovely afternoon was capped with afternoon tea enjoyed amidst the festive sounds of Christmas carollers.

“Our future is built on the ability of our children to dream, pursue their dreams and inspire others to believe in a better tomorrow. I have been fortunate enough to meet people, teachers and supporters who are helping me climb new heights in my dreams every day. Being able to support an organisation like Dignity for Children Foundation is a privilege and I look forward to seeing the amazing individuals who come out of this great programme and other similar organisations’ efforts around the world,” said Ms. Carly Paoli.

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Patrons of Starhill Gallery are invited to participate in the Starhill Gallery’s Christmas Charity Drive by visiting the Christmas Tree located next to the Starhill Gallery’s Concierge at Indulge Floor. Patrons may pick from the Christmas tree, wish-cards of the children from Dignity so that they can help to purchase the gifts for them. The gifts are then to be passed on to the Starhill Gallery’s Concierge by 18 December 2015. Starhill Gallery will then deliver the gifts to the Foundation before Christmas to ensure that the children end the year on a high note.

The Christmas Charity Drive is part of the Starhill Gallery’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative under the YTL Group’s objective to grow and nurture the potential of Malaysia’s future generation of achievers. These have been carried out through various programmes which include engaging and supporting local community groups, social institutions and non-profit organisations as well as supporting educational initiatives to develop future generations of leaders.

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Helping Children with Dignity

The Dignity for Children Foundation aims to empower underprivileged urban poor children to break the cycle of poverty through quality education, positively transforming their lives and the lives of the community around them. Supported by contributions from members of the public, corporations and most recently visited by visiting US President Barack Obama, Dignity achieves this by establishing a high quality learning centre under one roof for the poor; implementing specialised learning environments to develop children academically and socially thus empowering them to become productive members of society.

Started more than 15 years ago in the district of Sentul in the capital of Malaysia with only 20 students, Dignity is now serves the need of 1,000 poor and vulnerable children ranging from 2 to 17 years old. It provides quality education and care in a secure environment for children in pre-school to Form 5.

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More photos at FOOD Malaysia facebook page, a Malaysian food blogger since 2010

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25 Comments

    Rawlins GLAM

    December 2, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Yeay. More good people are coming up in helping others to enjoy life. There is still hope for humanity.

    Gillian

    December 2, 2015 at 11:13 am

    this is great! star hill really has taken a lot of initiative with this festive season!

    Isaac Tan

    November 30, 2015 at 11:13 am

    beautiful pictures ivy. Only you can snap such nice photos 😀

    siennylovesdrawing

    November 30, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Bravo for this good cause event by starhill! wish they will continue to do it more often!
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

    sherry

    November 30, 2015 at 11:13 am

    wow good event with good cause.
    Haven’t been to this mall as my dear seldom like go KL mall.

    Nuraini tripovo

    November 30, 2015 at 11:13 am

    It’s nice to know that kindness still spread all around nowadays. Keep up the good work organizer! 🙂

    Betty Liew

    November 30, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Good job for organizing the Charity drive and bring happiness to the children.

    Cecilia

    November 29, 2015 at 11:13 am

    This is a good work of CSR and we can contribute by simply picking from Christmas tree and send the gift to them!

    Jessytheklchic

    November 29, 2015 at 11:13 am

    The kids are so cute. Its great that malls are doing more CSR work 🙂

    Emily

    November 28, 2015 at 11:13 am

    What an awesome event for the kids. They looked so happy receiving their Christmas gifts!

    Sin Yee

    November 28, 2015 at 11:13 am

    What a great event for the kids. They must be very happy.

    Miriam

    November 28, 2015 at 11:13 am

    This is such a sweet and meaningful event for the children! Always love to see all the smiles on their faces

    Ayue Idris

    November 28, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Love this kind of event. It’s priceless when we can see how happy the children’s face when receiving their gift 🙂

    Nur Misnan

    November 28, 2015 at 11:13 am

    wahhh… bestnya dapat presant. i pun suka lor hadiah.. anak2 ni sgt bwetuah dan patut kita hargai

    Ruby.MY

    November 28, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Bestnya! Mereka anak-anak yang bertuah. Kita yang dewasa suka hadiah, mereka lagilah suka kan. Bagus!

    Qian

    November 28, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Education is indeed an important and fundamental stepping stone to change a kid’s life. Really meaningful event.

    Arisa

    November 28, 2015 at 11:13 am

    christmas is indeed the spirit of giving and great that starhill is taking the initiative to participate in this festive season

    Sebrinah Yeo

    November 28, 2015 at 11:13 am

    This is amazing! For a good cause! I love it!

    Xin A Day

    November 27, 2015 at 11:13 am

    It is a meaningful campaign~ All kids are so happy~ Can tell it from their smile~

    Fadzi Razak

    November 27, 2015 at 11:13 am

    This is a great deed by starhill. The kids seem to be very happy 😀

    Geozo Wong Fui Cheng(wfc)

    November 27, 2015 at 11:13 am

    wa.. this a meaningful campaign. recent lot of charity event.

    Cheryn

    November 27, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Such a nice gesture and I really do hope the children had alot of fun.

    Jane

    November 27, 2015 at 11:13 am

    A great CSR programme by Starhill. All kids were so happy.

    Miera Nadhirah

    November 27, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Lucky kids for the day to be indulged like that… hehehe… they deserve it….

    Aliza Sara

    November 27, 2015 at 11:13 am

    The fact that its for a good cause, so much win! Its nice to see smiles being spread around 🙂

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