February 15 2012

Nasim Sdn Bhd donated a 207 SV today to Grace Community Services, which runs orphanages and provides food banks to the poor.

The donation was part of Nasim’s collaboration with The Star’s Bid & Win Charity Series which ran from Jan 6 to Feb 6. The other partner for the charity series was UOB (Malaysia) Bhd.

The charity series was an extension of The Star’s Bid & Win promotion that was held last year in conjunction with the publication’s 40th anniversary. The grand prize for that promotion was a Peugeot RCZ.

“As a responsible corporate citizen, Nasim is proud to be involved in this effort to offer a helping hand to the less fortunate.

“We believe this donation will provide Grace Community Services some assistance in carrying out their charitable activities,” said Dato’ Samson Anand George, COO of Nasim.

Readers of The Star were required to submit Star Points to a list of charities that had been identified by the publication for the charity series. The Star Points were made available to readers in each copy of the English daily during the initial Bid & Win promotion.

Grace Community Services runs Rumah K.I.D.S, a home for orphans, abused and neglected children, as well as a centre in Kuala Lumpur that provides food, medical care and counseling to the poor, a nationwide food bank, a home for destitute women and welfare services for senior citizens.

Its chairman, Dr Henry Pillai, said the 207 SV would provide much needed transport for its administrative staff who travel to Grace Community Services centres nationwide on a frequent basis.

“We have two orphanages in Klang and two in Subang. These orphanages have a total of 70 children. We also have a nationwide food bank which feeds 6,000 people every day. So our administrative staff need to travel often,” he said.