CHARITY: Domino’s spreads cheer to home for the elderly with meal and activities
PETALING JAYA: AS part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative to give back to the community and spread cheer to the less fortunate, Domino's Pizza feted senior citizens from JoyHaven Home for the Elderly to a fun-filled evening.
To break the ice, each resident was paired with a Domino's volunteer and the pairs bonded over the course of the night.
The festivities kicked off with a yee sang toss to usher in good fortune, health and prosperity.
As the night continued, volunteers and residents had a good time getting to know each other and taking part in a variety of activities including fun-filled dances and singing along to Chinese New Year songs.
On top of this, the senior citizens were treated to a thrilling lion dance performance by the students of SMJK Confucian, which has been part of Domino's supports schools programme (DSSP) for the last seven years.
This DSSP has been ongoing since 2002 and is aimed at providing students with tools to enhance their academic performance through learning and motivational workshops as well as fundraising activities.
Domino's Pizza Malaysia and Singapore marketing manager, Hasfahlinda Hassan said that this was part of the company's CSR efforts to reach out to the community during festive occasions.
"Not only does this mark the first time we are celebrating Chinese New Year with senior citizens, but it is also the first time Domino's has had the opportunity to loh sang with a charitable home.
"It has been a truly memorable experience and we are honoured to ring in the Year of the Snake."
During the visit, residents also enjoyed a variety of delicious pizzas from Domino's.
Tham Yuen Foo, 84, has been a resident of JoyHaven for 12 years ever since he sustained a leg injury while on the job as a security officer.
"The festival period is something we look forward to.
"Most of us don't have families and it's nice for volunteers like Domino's to come round to visit with delicious pizzas and spend time with us."
JoyHaven Home superintendent, June Jones Moi said that it was a pleasure to celebrate the Lunar New Year with Domino's.
"We were all delighted by the exciting Lion Dance by the students as well as the loh sang.
"This visit also gives some of our old folks a chance to try pizzas from Domino's."
Towards the end of the night, each resident received a personalised greeting card and a rose from Domino's Pizza.
JoyHaven Home was also provided with meal packs as part of Domino's 100,000 Meals for the Needy campaign.