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Canon & employees raised RM48,000 to feed families in need

A collaborative effort from Canon Marketing Malaysia (Canon) and its employees provided relief and food aid to about 500 households across six states. The employees at Canon have stepped in to contribute their earnings to raise RM48,000 for those who are finding it difficult to put food on the table. 

Canon employees sorting out food packages

The Canon employees worked with seven local NGOs for this initiative. The fundraising and food gathering efforts were driven by Canon and its staff from the headquarters and 5 branch offices nationwide, while the NGOs helped with the distribution of food packages to families in Selangor, Sabah, Sarawak, Pahang, Johor, and Penang. The food packages contain rice, flour, sugar, cooking oil, vermicelli noodles, condensed milk, salt, coffee and tea, biscuits, and eggs.  

Items contained in food packages

“Giving back to the community is a fundamental spirit of our corporate philosophy, Kyosei, which means living and working together for the common good. It has been a challenging and devastating year, but I’m heartened to see our staff members embodying the Kyosei spirit by helping the community as one. Through this food distribution initiative, we hope it would alleviate the stressful situation for those who are in dire need of food. We would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to the local NGOs who helped to facilitate the food package distributions,” said Mr Andrew Koh, CEO, and President at Canon Marketing Malaysia.

Apart from this project, Canon has also recently donated a multi-functional device (MFD) to Guru Shree Raghavendra Charity Home in Kulaijaya, Johor, ensuring that the orphans are equipped with the necessary learning materials. With the MFD, children can easily make photocopies of textbooks and exercise notes to supplement their e-learning.

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