During a selected week every year, Zurich employees all over the world concurrently engage in hands-on activities that make a positive difference within the local communities by sharing their time, skills and resources. This selected week is known as the Zurich Community Week.
With the aim of providing a nutritious meal to the deserving communities around us this year, Zurich Malaysia’s Head Office took on the challenge of preparing thousands of healthy sandwiches with the help of student volunteers from SMK Putrajaya Precinct 11(2) and SMK Agama Putrajaya.
To ensure that the sandwiches prepared were of the highest quality, 150 Zurich volunteers and 100 teacher volunteers assisted the school students and together, we successfully assembled 8,726 sandwiches which were then distributed to 10 beneficiaries within Klang Valley. The beneficiaries of the sandwiches included one soup kitchen, four underprivileged communities and five shelters.
Other than the joy of knowing that our beneficiaries enjoyed their sandwiches, we were also thrilled to discover that we have broken the Malaysian record for the Most Number of Children Making Sandwiches in a Single Event with a total of 798 children! These children’s commitment to helping those around them is truly commendable.
In addition to the Sandwich Project by the Head Office, our branches nationwide also contributed their time and effort to help the communities around them. These branches organised a blood donation drive, visited homes for underprivileged children, provided much-needed school supplies for school-going children, as well as treated their chosen communities to delicious food.