In celebration of the Raya festivities, and centered around Zurich Malaysia’s Raya theme of “Embracing Togetherness”, Zurich Malaysia (Zurich) has committed over RM168,000 in community support across a variety of local organisations. The initiatives are a part of Zurich’s ongoing commitment to #CareForWhatMatters, and the contributions reflect Zurich’s efforts in moving beyond words into actionable steps in supporting local communities.
At Zurich’s Raya Open House event on 3 May (Wednesday), Zurich handed over RM60,000 in zakat contributions to Masjid Jamek Abdullah Hukum, in duty of fulfilling corporate obligations as an Islamic business entity through Zurich’s Family and General Takaful arms. Furthermore, RM60,000 was distributed during the Iftar Muzakki event with the Pusat Pungutan Zakat – RM40,000 for the Rumah Amal Permata Hatiku and Persatuan Pengajian Al-Quran Anak-anak Pekak, and the other RM20,000 being distributed as duit raya to 100 orphans and special needs children from both organisations.
Extending on that, around RM23,000 in monetary support was also channelled to the Malaysian Takaful Association’s (MTA) post-flood CSR programme, Takaful-4-All (T4A) at Tangkak, Johor.
To recognise volunteering and community support activities undertaken by Zurich Malaysia employees in 2022, the Z Zurich Foundation has also made donations to the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) and The Budimas Charitable Foundation. The foundation was established by members of the Zurich Insurance Group and is aligned with Zurich’s purpose and sustainability ambitions. It empowers change and mobilise action in addressing our society’s most pressing needs, aiming to create a brighter future for vulnerable communities.
Furthermore, on 19 April (Wednesday), Zurich had also expanded their community outreach to the Pusat Jagaan Telaga Kasih Nur Muhammad, a privately funded home based in Kota Damansara which is currently housing 35 orphans and underserved children with unfortunate family circumstances. The Zurich team contributed items and goods, and engaged in a variety of fun activities, followed by a buka puasa session with the children.
According to Country CEO/ Head of Zurich Malaysia, Junior Cho, “We at Zurich are always on the lookout for opportunities in giving back to society. Caring for what matters sits at the heart and core of what we stand for, and we hope that our contributions can meaningfully provide for and support those in our communities who need it the most. Our purpose has, and always remains on creating a brighter future together, and our community support in conjunction with the Raya season this year is a reflection of that.”
In conjunction with the festivities, Zurich has also released their Raya film, titled ‘Kepulangan’ (‘The Return’), telling the story of how familial bonds will always be there, enabling us to truly embrace togetherness with certainty and peace-of-mind. The film can be viewed at Zurich Malaysia’s social media channels, such as Youtube, Facebook and Instagram.