Dow Malaysia hosted regional Charity Golf Tournament to raise funds

Dow Southeast Asia Charity Challenge continued into its fifth year and had raised USD 130,000 for six charities in five countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

The Dow Southeast Asia Charity Challenge aligned with the company’s initiative – to give back to communities it operates in – and continued to draw tremendous support from employees, customers, distributors and partners. This year, the regional global citizenship event raised USD 130,000 for six charities in the region, and over the years, raised close to USD 550,000 for the underprivileged and various causes.

Dow Southeast Asia Charity Challenge’s two approaches to fundraising comprised of a series of employee fundraising activities and a Charity Golf Tournament. Months prior to the Golf Tournament, Dow offices in the region organized their internal fundraising activities including food bazaars, merchandise sales, fashion shows, employee donations before it culminated into the Charity Golf Tournament finale for customers, distributors and partners.

The Charity Golf Tournament this year was hosted by Dow Malaysia on July 21 at the Tropicana Golf and Country Resort at Petaling Jaya, Selangor. With a sold-out situation, about 130 golfers from both Malaysia-based and overseas companies gathered and golf for the meaningful cause.

Dow Malaysia’s beneficiary is the National Council for the Blind, Malaysia (NCBM) which offers a wide range of services to blind and vision-impaired persons to assist them to regain confidence in order to participate fully in society. NCBM is also an umbrella body for five major voluntary organizations serving the blind. They include Malaysian Association for the Blind, Society of the Blind in Malaysia, St. Nicholas’ Home, Sabah Society for the Blind, and Sarawak Society for the Blind.

Dow has been in Malaysia for more than 50 years and celebrated its 50th Anniversary last year. Established in the mid 1960s, Dow Chemical (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has been a major foreign investor in Malaysia and employs over 70 employees in the country.

Beneficiaries of Dow Southeast Asia Charity Challenge 2016:

Indonesia: Special Olympics Indonesia and Indonesia Mengajar
Malaysia: National Council for the Blind, Malaysia
Philippines: Chosen Children Foundation, Inc
Singapore: Autism Association (Singapore)
Thailand: Prostheses Foundation of H.R.H. The Princess Mother

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