December 09, 2010 -Thursday
AMBANK ECHANNEL CONTACT CENTRE PARTICIPATES IN KECHARA SOUP KITCHEN (KSK) FOOD DISTRIBUTION OUTING
Kuala Lumpur, 8 Dec - As Part Of The AmBank Group EChannel Contact
Centre CSR Initiative, The Team Organised A Food Distribution Outing
With Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) In Kuala Lumpur On 4 December. This
Follows After The Group Sponsored The Renovation, Furniture And Fixtures
Cost Of The Premise With A Total Amount Of RM350,000 In September.
Group maintains a sustainable approach towards its CSR initiatives.
Under its AmBank Cares Programme, AmBank Group is active in its CSR
projects as it continues to consistently pursue a proactive role with an
all encompassing view to assist the community in need of assistance. A
community project like this helps to meet our objective as a socially
responsible corporate citizen,” Tuan Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Head, Group
Public Affairs, AmBank Group.
The KSK aims to reduce the flow of homeless community, living on the
streets by providing a nurture centre building as a place of training
and assistance to help make the homeless employable and for them to
re-enter society. The aim of the organisation is to contribute towards
improving the society of Malaysia within the scope of feeding the
homeless and urban poor as well as to help those who wish to re-enter
At this two-storey Soup Kitchen building, KSK will provide hot food and
soup daily, medical aid, laundry facilities, counseling and job
placement whilst continuing to provide street food delivery to their
registered recipients. On average, 800 packs of halal vegetarian food
consisting of biscuits, snacks, drinking water, fruits and hot food are
distributed to the homeless each week.
“We are delighted to participate in this food distribution outing. As
such, we are consistently engaged in community projects as we believe
that business and society are interdependent. Project such as this gives
AmBank staff the opportunity to engage in their local communities to
build closer relationships with the society in which they live and
work,” said Mr Michael Goh, Head, eChannel, AmBank (M) Berhad.
The teams of volunteers who participated in KSK’s weekend food
distribution cover areas such as Bukit Bintang, Petaling Street, Pudu
Raya, Pudu Market, Chow Kit, Masjid Jamek, Brickfields, Old Klang Road
and Petaling Jaya.
About AmBank Group
Established in August 1975, AmBank Group is the fifth largest banking
group in Malaysia and comprises AMMB Holdings Berhad and its
subsidiaries AmInvestment Group Berhad, AmBank (M) Berhad, AmIslamic
Bank and AmAssurance, consisting of AmG Insurance Berhad and AmLife
The Group provides a wide range of investment banking, commercial
banking, retail financing and related financial services, which also
include Islamic banking, underwriting of general and life insurance,
stock, share and futures broking, investment advisory as well as asset,
property and unit trust management.
AmBank Group’s core philosophy incorporates a deep-seated commitment to
the satisfaction of its wide range of customers, with numerous
customer-driven initiatives woven into all forms of communication and
interaction with all customer groups. The Group is committed to
providing new and innovative products and services to its customers with
its partnership with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), one
of Australia’s leading banks.
To find out more about AmBank Group, please visit www.ambankgroup.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
NAME: Syed Anuar Syed Ali
Head, Group Public Affairs
Tel: +603-2036 1703
Email : email@example.com
DATE OF RELEASE: 8 DECEMBER 2010
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