PETALING JAYA: You could not ask for a better gift on Malaysia Day – a generous donation to those in need irrespective of race and religion by a generous woman, known only as Madam W.
The trustee for the donor, who died in December 1998, Rockwills Trustee Bhd said a total of RM116,000 was channelled to 20 orphanages nationwide and that it would benefit 1,076 orphans.
“The donation is proof of Madam W’s concern and care for orphans,” its CEO Azhar Iskandar Hew said at a press conference today.
Her identity was withheld for reasons of confidentiality.
Azhar said like other welfare organisations, orphanages have suffered financial constraints following the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As a trustee for Madam W, we are glad to be able to make it a meaningful Malaysia Day for 1,076 children, who, having lost their parents, are provided a roof over their heads and care for their welfare by homes that are struggling for funds.”
Among the recipients were The Miri Methodist Children’s Home, Rumah Kanak-Kanak Impian, Persatuan Kebajikan Berkat Johor Bahru and Rumah Hope.
Azhar said it was commendable for Madam W to have planned for a periodical injection of funds to uplift the lives of orphans.
“It is an act of charity in perpetuity that extends beyond her death. In her uniquely conceived estate plan.
“She cleverly made sure the money she left behind worked hard to earn more money and that it would be meaningfully used to help children without parents.”
Last year, nearly RM190,000 was distributed to 20 orphanages to fulfil Madam W’s wishes.
She had instructed that a portion of her RM6 million estate be invested and the proceeds used to fund orphanages.
Since it was appointed trustee in 2013, Rockwills Trustee has distributed more than RM1.1 million of the trust fund to about 20 orphanages.