Lotte Group runs for charity

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 17:34

The "Run for Charity 2019" was part of LOTTE Group's series of volunteer activities for 2019. — Photo courtesy of Lotte Group

Hundreds of people from 12 companies of LOTTE Group operating in Viet Nam took part in the "Run for Charity 2019", running from Ha Noi's LOTTE Centre to West Lake on Sunday.

The event is part of the LOTTE Group's series of volunteer activities for 2019, accompanied by an event to celebrate the fifth anniversary of LOTTE Centre Ha Noi.

The activity was designed to spread the message of love and sharing as part of the pro-poor month. LOTTE Group also said it wants to express corporate responsibility and encourage its staff to lead dynamic, healthy lifestyles.

Earlier, LOTTE Group called on its staff to donate to charity in the form of gifts and cash to improve lives.

Twelve subsidiary companies operating in the service area – including LOTTE Department Store, LOTTE Hotel, LOTTE Car Rental, LOTTE Ria fast food and LOTTE Finance – jointly invested in supplying a new library with books and repainting the playground at the Centre for Social Protection No 4 in Ha Noi.

Kim Young Min, General Director of LOTTE Coralis Vietnam, said: “As one of the leading corporations of the Republic of Korea operating in Viet Nam, LOTTE is proud to be the organiser of the programme 'Run for Charity 2019'. Through this meaningful activity, we look forward to connecting our employees, towards a positive, healthy lifestyle as well as contributing to building a community.”

Kim Jong Geuk, LOTTE Finance General Director, said: “As the latest LOTTE member to enter the Vietnamese market, LOTTE Finance always actively responds and realises the mission for the community, inheriting the humanistic spirit through the slogan 'Lifetime value creator'."

After the run, the Organising Board and a large number of staff members went to Centre for Social Protection No 4 to give 350 meaningful and practical gifts to nearly 50 children aged between six and 15 and more than 300 elderly people.

LOTTE Group has engaged in volunteer work for years. From 2013 to 2020, it committed to providing US$300,000 to Vietnam Children Fund. Twice a year, the LOTTE Scholarship is awarded to students with the best academic achievement in Ha Noi and HCM City with a total value of about $50,000 per year. — VNS

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