So this piece of news came into my mailbox recently, which I would like to share over here at this little space of mine. Tony Roma’s Malaysia brought cheers and much joy to the residents of Rumah Titian Kaseh (RTK) over the weekend on 23rd August, a home that provides shelter for single and abused mothers and orphans. The American casual-dining giant donated RM20,000 to Rumah Titian Kaseh and celebrated Hari Raya Aidilfitri with fun-filled games and tantalizing food.
|RTK kids join Pn. Sharifah for a picture taking with Mr Low during the handover|
Tony Roma’s contribution to RTK was officiated in a cheque handover ceremony that took place at RTK’s shelter in Titiwangsa, which is home to 130 residents. The event, part of Tony Roma’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, was attended by Revenue Valley’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dickson Low and RTK’s founder Hajjah Sharifah binti Adlan, and joined by over 100 children from the home.
Tony Roma’s Malaysia’s collaboration with RTK began in June, when they made a pledge to contribute part of their sales revenue to support RTK’s efforts. Throughout June 30 to August 17, customers at all Tony Roma’s Malaysia outlets who purchased their Beef 10 dish contributed RM5 to the cause. Customers and suppliers also supported the cause by contributing to the donation boxes placed in all outlets.
|Food served by Tony Roma's staff|
Funds collected from this CSR campaign will be used to provide food, clothing, education and basic care for the residents of the home. Besides the RM20,000 donation, the team at Tony Roma’s Malaysia also assisted with the repair of cookers at the home, and donated everyday essentials worth up to RM6,000. They include food items, a commercial chiller and blender, rice cooker, serving trays and two desktop computers for schoolwork and research.
|Mr. Low officially handing over the donation in a mock cheque to Pn. Sharifah|
Meanwhile, Puan Hajjah Sharifah shared that the home is delighted to be chosen as a beneficiary.
“It is always wonderful when established and successful organisations come forward to lend a helping hand. Especially in the spirit of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the contribution from Tony Roma’s Malaysia is timely and we are truly grateful for their kindness and consideration,” said Puan Hajjah Sharifah.
|Tantalizing food from Tony Roma’s was served for lunch|
RTK was established in the year 1988 to provide shelter for single and abused mothers and orphans. Today, three shelters operate under the RTK banner. Two are located in the vicinity of Taman Tasik Titiwangsa and the last is in the vicinity of Jalan Duta in Kuala Lumpur. RTK’s mission includes providing basic care, vocational training and confidence-building activities for its residents.
The American casual-dining giant, Tony Roma's, hailed the world’s largest restaurant chain specialising in ribs, entered the Malaysian market in 2006 when Revenue Valley Sdn Bhd acquired the Malaysian franchise. It launched its seventh outlet in Nu Sentral Shopping Mall in May.