KDU College Penang spreads Christmas cheer

KDU College Penang (KDU Penang) got into the festive spirit of caring and sharing with a charity event themed “SHOE BOX!! A gift wrapped with love”. The Engineering Society of KDU Penang organised a two-week charity drive, collecting more than 600 Christmas gifts from its staff, students, family members and friends.

Together with members of the Engineering Society, Dr Wendy Chin, lecturer of the Engineering Department and organiser for this charity event, visited St Joseph’s Home, Crystal Home Penang, Seri Cahaya and Betheseda Home in Penang and celebrated Christmas with the children and senior citizens over a two-day
period on 21 December and 25 December.
The children were thrilled when Santa’s helpers from KDU Penang descended from their four-wheeled “sleigh” laden with colourfully wrapped presents in all shapes and sizes as well as McDonald’s Happy Meals. These jolly Santa’s helpers also filled the homes with uplifting Christmas carols belted out in several languages. Pastor David Barnabas, founder of Crystal Home Penang, said, “This is the first time the children were showered with so many presents. On behalf of Crystal Home Penang, I would like to thank the KDU Penang team for spreading warm and joy to the children.”

The KDU Penang community is unwavering in its effort to promote a feeling of loving and sharing through various charity initiatives. Expressing gratitude at the generosity of well-wishers this Yuletide season, Dr Wendy said, “Christmas is about sharing. I sincerely thank each and every one who has placed a gift under our jumbo Christmas tree. SHOE BOX was a success because of these donors, who have put smiles on the children’s faces and warmed the hearts of the elderly this year.”