In spite of its challenges, 2021 also revealed the depth of our courage, generosity and determination to help those in need. This spirit of giving shone brighter than ever at Tatler's Christmas Ball in December 2021.
The guests were invited to donate to Tatler Malaysia's Give.Asia crowdfunding campaign throughout the night to raise funds for 250 children and their families in Sabah in partnership with the Bantu Heroes Sabah charity collective.
Kicking off this initiative with a bang, Pavilion Collection donated RM10,000, the first of many contributions to support Bantu Heroes Sabah's distribution of food and medical aid to underserved communities.
This Give.Asia fund raised a total of RM89,033 from 38 generous donors.
Together with two on-the-ground partners in Kota Kinabalu, the Sabah Food Aid Program was created to meet the needs of Sabahan communities. The programme is spearheaded by Datuk Dr Hartini Zainuddin, director and co-founder of ZeroHunger.
The raised funds were distributed to several communities in need including schoolchildren who were provided food and stationary sets via the Back to School programme.