The Rockwills Group threw its support behind Parents Without Partners (PWP), an organisation helping single parents, by amassing reusable unwanted items over a period of time for the NGO to turn into resaleable items.
“Many rallied to our call to bring reuseable items to the charity bazaar at our 20th Anniversary Open Day in August last year and the encouraging response prompted us to take advantage of pre-Chinese New Year spring cleaning to launch another round of collection,” said Rockwills Group Marketing Advisor Low Wan Gem.
“All-in-all, we collected a substantial amount of reuseable items that ranged from toys, storybooks, household appliances and apparels. The total collection, which we could not quantify or value were handed over in several batches to PWP, which we know will turn them into items of value.”
Low said some on-the-spot sales of certain pre-loved items did nett RM1,669.65 and the amount was recently presented to PWP Social Coordinator Jayapratha Batumalai and Jumble Station Operations Manager Adrian Ong.
Jayapratha said Jumble Station, PWP’s social entrepreneurship arm, would make good the reuseable items and put them up for sale at the Jumble Station outlet at Jaya One Shopping Centre or its 2nd-hand shop at F1-01-05 Angsana Flats, Subang Mewah USJ1.
She added that the cash will be utilised to meet single parents’ more dire needs, such as paying their overdue rental payments, school transport fees or medical needs, she added. The funds would also be utilised to buy computers, simple musical instruments, teaching equipment for school holidays classes etc for its newly launched Reading Station which aims to introduce English to the poor children in USJ1 Subang Jaya.
Low said Rockwills was glad that it could in its small way make the wishes of single parents come true through this corporate social responsibility initiative just like in its business thrust of making wishes come true through proper estate planning.