At the recent 2014 TNT Charity Hunt, 200 Malaysians got together for a good cause and raised a total of RM60,000 for the future leaders of tomorrow.
The annual charity motor hunt was created four years ago and serves as an avenue for Malaysians to connect on a deeper level with the less fortunate, through completing fun as well as challenging challenges like treasure hunting and solving mind-boggling clues.
Ms. Ngoh Siaw Ling, Human Resources Director of TNT Malaysia shared, “As ‘The People Network’, it is encouraging to see passionate Malaysians from various backgrounds make time and come together for a greater purpose, to be part of our noble initiative.”
“As the heart of one of our CSR pillars is to care for the urban poor, this year’s TNT Charity Hunt collaborated with Community at Heart to continue our efforts in supporting the underprivileged households,” added Ms. Ngoh.
The collaboration is a follow-through of the TNT-MyKasih initiative that took place earlier this year, where TNT Malaysia contributed RM41,600 to the “Love My Neighbourhood” food aid programme, providing support for 40 low-income households from Pangsapuri Enggang, Bandar Kinrara.
Community At Heart is a non-profit organisation that has influenced the lives of over 200 families in the last five years, empowering women and children from underprivileged homes by being the beacon of hope in their lives, providing enriching classes to lead them down a brighter path.
For this year’s charity hunt, TNT Malaysia contributed part of the funds to provide the children of Pangsapuri Enggan with the right passage to receive proper education through sponsoring transport, tuition fees, accessories, bags and most importantly their meals, to name the least.
This decision follows a sad discovery from UNICEF, whereby it was found that about 40 per cent of children under the age of 15 in Malaysia live in poverty, and many of whom have been robbed the access to a proper education as parents cannot afford school fees, transportation and the ancillary costs.
“At TNT, we believe that we hold the power to give back to society through the right connections that we have. It is our goal to break this cycle among the urban poor and provide these children with the equal opportunity to receive the education and needs they truly deserve, as they are the key to our future,” said Ngoh.
The TNT Charity Hunt is more than a social driven initiative as it requires teams to solve ‘Treasure Questions’, whereby participants were assigned to purchase necessities for the homes, allowing them to leave behind a personal touch towards this great cause.
As a result of this unique format, the children at Pangsapuri Enggan were thrilled when the TNT team made a visit right after the Charity Hunt event, to deliver the handpicked items by the participants.
“When TNT made the delivery to surprise the children during their tuition session, the room was alit with smiles and laughter. It is always great to see how the little things can make a huge difference,” said Ms. Margaret Kogilavani, Community Program Director of Community At Heart.
“It is encouraging to see the needs of the children addressed as we often struggle with sustaining the work that we do. The continuous dedication and care that TNT has demonstrated towards the wellbeing of these families is truly exemplary, and it is our hope that more corporations follow in their footsteps to do their bit for the less fortunate and to build a lasting and genuine relationship with these children who require the care they deserve,” added Ms. Kogilavani.
Aside from the urban poor at Pangsapuri Enggan, funds raised were also channelled to the needs of more than 100 children from homes such as Shelter Home for Children and the Children’s Protection Society Penang.
Commenting on the 2014 TNT Charity Hunt, Ms. Ngoh said, “We are delighted that we are able to end our year on a high note with 2014 TNT Charity Hunt – more than we hoped for as we received the help of over 200 Malaysians to make this possible, each dedicating their time, resource and effort all in the name of charity, with the aim of opening a wealth of opportunities for the future leaders of tomorrow.”
At the hunt itself, judges were given a surprise as two teams; The Keybladers (Winner of the Novice Category) and 2 Sneakies + 2 Innocents (Winner of the Regular Category), both scored 90 points; a perfect score, taking home a RM2,000 cash prize while Team GEGE (TNT Category), came up top with a score of 58 points, walking away with RM1,000.
Enthusiastic participants were seen flooding the grounds of Dewan Sivik MBPJ as early as 6.30am, spending over five challenging hours decoding clues and manoeuvring around various locations before finally checking in at the finish line at Brem Mall, Kepong in Kuala Lumpur.
To date, TNT Malaysia has connected with hundreds of families, clocking in more than 20,000 hours of CSR efforts since its inception in 2012.
Joining forces with TNT for a good cause were the following partners: Nikon Malaysia, Brem Mall, Kenny Rogers ROASTERS, HiShop and Perfect Fit.
For more information about TNT Malaysia and its various CSR initiatives, visit www.tnt.com.my