Businesses spread Tet cheer among disadvantaged people with gifts

Monday, Feb 05, 2018 20:15

Nguyen Duc Thach Diem, Sacombank’s general director, presents red envelopes with ‘lucky’ money to disadvantaged children in HCM City on February 4. — VNS Photo

Sacombank and the HCM City Relief Association for Disabled Children and Department of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs on February 4 gave Tet gifts worth over VND4 billion (US$176,151) to more than 5,000 older people, orphans and disabled children at 60 schools, centres, orphanages, and open houses in the city.

This was done under Sacombank’s 15th Warm Spring programme, which will run until the end of February after starting on January 13.

Under the programme that has a total budget of VND11 billion, the bank has co-ordinated with local authorities and organisations in all 63 provinces and cities to give gifts to underprivileged people.

This is a regular activity that seeks to share difficulties with and bring New Year cheer to poor children, orphans, disabled people, and lonely old people.

Sacombank has also given gifts worth VND2.3 billion to people living in the northern and central regions and the Central Highlands, including its employees, who were affected by floods and storms last year.

Elsewhere, Vietbank and City International Hospital organised last Sunday a festive day for nearly 200 children with special conditions.

The children are living in eight charity houses managed by the Women’s Charity Association of HCM City.

In addition to art performances, the children also received gifts from Vietbank and CIH.

Between January 28 and February 6 LOTTE Mart, local authorities and its partner P & G Vietnam visited and gave gifts worth VND200 million ($8,807) to 800 disadvantaged families in places where the Korean retailer has stores. — VNS

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