Tuesday, December 20, 2016

HAPPENINGS: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia hosts its 2016 'Christmas in a Shoebox' CSR initiative

Christmas is around the corner and it is a time when people, and companies, give back to society. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MBM) had recently made an effort to give 57 children from Angels Children’s Home, Rumah Sayangan and Pertubuhan Rahoma Darul Fakir Malaysia a more memorable holiday season under its annual ‘Christmas In A Shoebox’ initiative. MBM President and CEO, Dr Claus Weidner, was drafted as 'Santa' this year. Since he is already a 'Claus' he is aptly suited for the job at hand. 


‘Christmas In A Shoebox’ initiative was hosted at Funtopia, SS15 Courtyard, Subang Jaya. Entertaining his guests for the day, Dr Santa Claus Weidner was dressed for the occasion in a Santa suit accompanied by his team of merry helpers. The excitement in the children, aged two to 19, was evident as they eagerly participated in the fun games and freely explored the exciting obstacle courses at Funtopia, which included climbing walls with differing levels.

2016 marks the eighth year the initiative has been running and it has reached over 250 children from over 20 homes. A noble effort indeed.

PRESS RELEASE
MERCEDES-BENZ MALAYSIA HOSTS ANNUAL ‘CHRISTMAS IN A SHOEBOX’

Puchong, Selangor, 16 December 2016 – At a time of the year when people busy

themselves with material festivity preparations and gift-giving, Mercedes-Benz

Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MBM) made a conscious effort to give 57 children from Angels

Children’s Home, Rumah Sayangan and Pertubuhan Rahoma Darul Fakir Malaysia

something more meaningful through its annual ‘Christmas In A Shoebox’ initiative,

the gift of time.

Led by MBM President and CEO, ‘Santa’ Dr Claus Weidner, this year’s ‘Christmas In

A Shoebox’ initiative was hosted at Funtopia, SS15 Courtyard, Subang Jaya.

Entertaining his guests for the day, Dr Weidner was dressed for the occasion in a

Santa suit accompanied by his team of merry helpers. The excitement in the

children, aged two to 19, was evident as they eagerly participated in the fun games

and freely explored the exciting obstacle courses at Funtopia, which included

climbing walls with differing levels.

“Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is very passionate about doing our part in giving back to

the community. We are so happy for this opportunity to host the children of Angels

Children’s Home, Rumah Sayangan and Pertubuhan Rahoma Darul Fakir Malaysia

for a day of fun and games. Seeing the excitement in these children is such a joy to

the team and I, and is a gift in itself. We always look forward to engaging with

young people in the community from various backgrounds and hearing their

individual stories, hopes and dreams,” said Dr Weidner.

The ‘Christmas In A Shoebox’ programme also included presenting gifts

thoughtfully and personally selected by MBM employees to each child. The

programme provides MBM employees the opportunity to give back to the

community. 2016 marks the eighth year the initiative has been running and it has

reached over 250 children from over 20 homes.

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