On 1 August 2013, 12 Symphonians were up at the crack of dawn for an 8 am departure from Symphony House to distribute donations from Breakfast @ Symphony and the Ramadan Charity Drive to homes in Sabak Bernam.
After a 2-hour drive to Sg Hj Dorani, Sabak Bernam, the convoy met up with the officers from Lembaga Zakat Selangor at Masjid An-Nur, Pekan Selasa Lama. After a short briefing the visit began to 20 houses that required aid and handed out approximately 30 boxes of food, clothing and household items that were sorted into packages and given to families according to their needs. Duit Raya that came from personal donations and Symphony were also distributed to the families.
Those whom were helped came from all walks of life, ranging from mentally challenged individuals, and disabled senior citizens to orphaned and sick children. Many of these individuals have experienced some form of hardship in their lives. Having seen the living conditions of these individuals helped stress the importance of this project.
All in all it was a very rewarding experience that Symphonians can be proud of as one could experience first-hand, the joy and gratitude on the faces of those helped.
A big thank you to all the volunteers that helped make this initiative possible. Those who were unable to volunteer this time, keep an eye out for our next CSR Initiative for a chance to participate.