|Special children from Tasputra Perkim presenting their beautiful masterpiece to Xie; grocery director of Giant Malaysia, Lucio Montorani; and the general manager of merchandising for Guardian Pharmacy Malaysia, Soon Ai Lan.
Eight centres for special children recently received RM25,000 each for training and therapy. The contribution was part of P&G's The Gift of Learning campaign where P&G, Giant and Guardian collected a total of RM200,000 through a two-month community initiative.
The contribution was raised through sales proceeds of P&G products including Pantene, Olay, Rejoice, Head & Shoulders, Clairol Herbal Essences, Whisper, Downy, Gillette, Oral-B, Ambi-Pur, Febreze, Dynamo and Fab made at Giant and Guardian stores nationwide.
The eight centres were recently presented with the cheques. They are Persatuan Kanak-kanak Istimewa Ampang, Tasputra Perkim Ampang, Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Kajang, Spastic Children’s Association of Penang, Perak Association for Intellectually Disabled, Persatuan bagi Kanak-kanak Kerencatan Akal Johor, Seri Mengasih Centre Sabah and Sarawak Autistic Association.
Expressing P&G’s appreciation for the campaign’s success, Ellie Xie, country CEO of P&G Malaysia and Singapore said, “We’re deeply touched and overwhelmed by the caring nature of Malaysians. Their support for this campaign has enabled more special children to receive the training and therapy they need for a brighter future. We must also thank our ever supportive partners, Giant and Guardian who made it all possible through their wide network of stores. Their passion towards helping the community is commendable.”