Ipoh - A group of agents and staff from Manulife Insurance Berhad visited the Ipoh Welfare Handicap Association and contributed RM5,000 worth of food and essential items recently.
This visit, part of Manulife’s continuous effort in aiding the underprivileged, brought together 25 agents from the combined agency offices of Lee Tuck Kheong, Gan Pung Leong and Lai Hing Wai and staff to Ipoh Welfare Handicap Association. The Ipoh Welfare Handicap Association’s is a non-profit organization, established in 1999, to support and house the disabled. Currently, it houses 82 residents.
In addition to the contribution, there was a collective effort of the agency members and staff giving the place a fresh spring-cleaning session. They also spent time visiting with the residents.
“Visiting welfare homes and providing support in various means has become a norm for Manulife agency members,” said Agency Director Yvonne Ooi of Manulife Insurance Berhad. “We have a long history of giving back to our local communities where we conduct our business. This initiative is about giving the underprivileged, hope for the future – truly a meaningful cause which makes us proud,” added Ms.Ooi.
Much to the delight of the residents, the visitors also presented a cake to celebrate the birthday of residents born in the month of June.
“On behalf of Ipoh Welfare Handicap Association, I would like to thank Manulife for this kind gesture. It is very thoughtful of Manulife to check with us on what items are needed. The food provisions would definitely help alleviate our household burden and we are grateful to Manulife for extending their assistance to us” said Mr. Ong Sang, Vice-Chairman of Ipoh Welfare Handicap Association.
About Manulife Malaysia
Manulife Insurance Berhad, a wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife Holdings Berhad, is part of Canada-based Manulife Financial Corporation. Manulife Insurance Berhad currently serves the needs of more than 290,000 policyholders. Through its subsidiary companies, the Manulife Group offers an innovative range of financial protection and wealth management products and services to meet different customer needs. Manulife Holdings Berhad has been listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia since 1984. As at March, 2012 its assets under management were over RM3.5 billion. Manulife Malaysia can be found on the Internet at http://www.manulife.com.my.
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. In 2012, we celebrate 125 years of providing clients strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$512 billion (US$512 billion) as March 31, 2012. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States.Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under ‘945’ on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at manulife.com.