UMW Toyota Motor emblem In light of the festive season, UMW Toyota Motor once again does its bid to spread cheers to the less fortunate. This time around, UMW Toyota Motor celebrated the Festival of Light (Deepavali) and brought smiles to the children of the ‘Thousand Hopes Child Care Center’, situated in Klang vicinity. Festive season charitable events are part of UMW Toyota Motor’s sound CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program to inculcate a spirit of volunteerism and community service among the company’s personnel.

UMW Toyota Motor’s President Dato’ Ismet Suki has reiterated that as part of Toyota’s philosophy of improving the quality of life and contributing to the society where they operate, the company will continue to reach out to more charitable and non-government organizations through philanthropic and social outreach activities. As a matter of fact, UMW Toyota Motor has been active in festive season charitable events since 2002. Over the years, the festive celebrations have become a much-anticipated event not only among the involved charity organizations but also for staff volunteers.

Some 48 children of the nominated Child Care center were treated to a shopping spree at a popular mall. The children from a year old to 18 years of age were also presented money packs, new cloths and scrumptious spread of food as a token of goodwill by UMW Toyota Motor.

Ismet also mentioned that the unexpected outcome of these celebrations was the staff volunteers’ participation. Despite having to take time out of their busy schedule to participate in these events, many staff members willingly volunteered their time and network to make each event a success. Considering the high level of interest, plans are also underway to organize more events that can get the personnel involved in community projects.

Chairman of the Thousand Hopes Child Care Center, M. Muneeswaran, expressed the organization’s gratitude to the generosity of UMW Toyota Motor. He also lauded UMW Toyota Motor for providing the children an opportunity to choose what they like to wear for the ‘festival of lights’ celebration.