[VIDEO] This Touching Video Reminds Us That A Little Hope Can Go A Long Way

You too can bring a little light to those in need this Deepavali. :)

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This Spotlight is sponsored by Sunway Group.

This year has not been an easy one for all of us

Some of us haven’t seen our family and friends in months. Some of us have had to watch our loved ones battle on the frontlines. Some of us have had to endure pay cuts, while some of us have lost our jobs.

It may not have been the year we all imagined. Nevertheless, 2020 has shown us how a little light can still shine so bright in the darkness.

Sunway Group just released their Deepavali video, and it is a reminder that we can still find hope in these tough times. Watch it below:

It’s a real tearjerker, so make sure you get some tissues.

Light of Hope tells the story of Raj, who is running his own small business from home after having recently lost his job. As Deepavali draws near, Raj and his wife Dhinie are still struggling to make ends meet. Unable to prepare a simple Deepavali feast for their family, both of them feel disheartened.

Like thousands of other Malaysians, Raj was let go from work and left to fend for himself. Nevertheless, he and his family did the best they could to make a living and survive.

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One day, Raj comes home with a box, claiming that it's part of a side job that he's recently taken up

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However, Dhinie’s face says it all when she finally realises that the box was meant for her

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Just like Raj and Dhinie, there are many Malaysian families who are struggling in these times. This Deepavali, Sunway Group wants to bring the true spirit of the Festival of Lights to all of them!

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In partnership with The Lost Food Project, Food Aid Foundation, Development of Human Resources for Rural Areas Malaysia (DHRRA Malaysia), and FFM Berhad, Sunway Group is ushering in the light of hope for many B40 families this Deepavali.

Earlier this year in August, Sunway Group kickstarted the #SunwayforGood Food Bank programme, the largest food bank drive by a conglomerate in Malaysia. They aim to collect 40,000 kilograms of food by the end of the year, which will be used to feed 25,000 individuals from B40 families, worst hit during the pandemic.

You can also do your part and lend a helping hand by being part of Sunway Group’s initiative this Deepavali

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From now until 31 December, you can help B40 families by donating groceries and essential items to #SunwayforGood Food Banks available at seven participating Sunway malls nationwide.

Donation items are ideally halal foods, including bulk dry goods, beverages, canned food, cooking essentials, as well as herbs and spices. You can also donate personal hygiene products like shampoo, toothpaste, and baby diapers.

Here are the drop off locations:
- Sunway Pyramid Mall (LG2 Orange Concourse, near AEON)
- Sunway Putra Mall (Lower Ground, near Cold Storage)
- Sunway Velocity Mall (B1, near AEON MaxValu Prime Supermarket)
- Sunway Giza Mall (Ground Floor, near Village Grocer)
- Sunway Geo Avenue (Ground Floor, near Jaya Grocer)
- Sunway Citrine Hub (Ground Floor, near Jaya Grocer)
- Sunway Big Box Retail Park (Ground Floor, near NSK)

Every month, these donated items will be delivered to B40 families identified by Sunway Group's NGO partners

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On top of that, Sunway Group is also working with local supermarkets, who will donate their surplus food to the cause, instead of having them disposed of at landfills.

Just a little help goes a long way, and you can be a part of this initiative too! :) Even if you have leftover cans of food or beverages at home, you can donate them as long as they're in good condition and not expired.

To find out more information on how to participate in this good cause, head over to Sunway Group's website today

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