MR D.I.Y Group (M) Berhad has rolled out another initiative to help keepundergraduates safe during the pandemic.
A total of 3,817 students from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Sungai Long received hygiene kits from MR D.I.Y. through the retailer's #DIY4UTAR initiative.
The retailer mobilised its resources and its #mrdiycares team to source, pack, and distribute the hygiene kits to the students. Each student received two boxes of 3-ply face masks, a hand sanitiser, and two sets of nasal test kits.
"As undergraduates across the country started returning to campus in late 2021, we saw the need to help equip them for their return to hostels and shared housing," says MR D.I.Y. Group head of marketing, Alex Goh.
The company has been working with different organisations throughout the pandemic to ensure those who need help are equipped with everyday essentials they need to stay safe, providing them with face masks, sanitisers and personal protective equipment, adds Goh.
Over the past 24 months, it has focused on healthcare frontliners, uniformed personnel, specific states like Sabah, which saw a high number of infections, and communities in need like the poor and senior citizens.
The #DIY4UTAR initiative is one in a series of collaborations between MR D.I.Y and higher learning institutions under the #DIY4 umbrella. Previously, the retailer had a joint collaboration in #DIY4UM with the Touch 'n Go Group and Universiti Malaya.