Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (PressExposure) October 23, 2015 -- Shell Outpost Kuala Lumpur (KL), one of 46 offices around the world that provides services to support Shell employees and their families facing the challenges of global mobility, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary by organizing a charity fundraising event to support the most vulnerable communities in Malaysia. It invited Malaysia Social Research Institute (MSRI), refugee support center, and Penan Helping Hands, an organization that supports marginalized communities in Borneo, to showcase their handicrafts and handmade items at the charity fundraising event. Sold items and money raised will go directly to the mentioned organizations.
Amira Helmi, Focal Point of Shell Outpost Kuala Lumpur says, "We are very happy to have marked Outpost's 20th anniversary celebration by giving back to the community and making a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable." She adds, "We raised a total of RM 7,500. All the money raised will go directly to MSRI and Penan Helping Hands. I would like to take this opportunity to thank these organizations for coming and presenting these beautiful and unique handmade items to Shell employees and their partners in KL. I hope with the sale of each item, we have not only given back to the community, but have made refugees and Penan Helping Hand members feel valued members of society."
Shell Outpost first started 20 years ago when Lady Judy Moody-Stuart launched an initiative which has since grown into the worldwide Shell Outpost network we know today. During that time, a whole generation of Shell expatriates have benefitted from the personal support, sense of community and information provided by Outposts worldwide.
Shell Outpost has supported the Shell community by offering:
- Support and social networks
- Community events
- Career and development training
- Instructional and cultural workshops
- Informative guides and publications
Helmi adds, "We therefore feel that it is a natural extension of our services to give back to the community and make a difference not only to Shell expatriates in KL but to those less fortunate."
The charity fundraising event include handmade items such as table runners, batik bags, table cloths, jewelry, home accessories, and baskets. All crafts were marked with a number that corresponds to the individuals who made it. All money raised from sold items goes directly to refugees and Penan community members.