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Corporate Social Responsibility

Gift of Life and Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Since 1985, more than MYR 3 million has been raised by Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, to help hundreds of critically ill children. This has been achieved through the “Embrace”, the Gift of Life Programme.


For the past 30 years, children who needed urgent heart surgery, prosthetic limbs and wheelchairs have been given aid through the funds raised with this programme. 


Additional projects under this programme have included adopting and refurbishing the Paediatric Wing of the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital, helping to financially support and renovate the Serdang and Sejahtera Seri Setia Old Folks Homes and donating to flood victims and orphanages.


The Christmas Charity Tree 

Every year, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, organizes a major fundraising effort for the “Embrace the Gift of Life" programme, with the Christmas Charity Tree.


The Christmas Charity Tree, which carries a theme each year, is a major draw for donors. In December 2016, its theme was "Santa and his Elves".


This Christmas Charity Tree was made up entirely of 140 sets of Santa and His Elves stacked on 10 tiers, reaching a height of 12 feet. 


The "Santa and His Elves" sets were sponsored by donors, with a minimum donation of MYR 1,000, to raise funds for 11 children with severe heart ailments who needed immediate surgery. The donors’ names or company logos were prominently displayed on the charity tree.


The 2015 Christmas Charity Tree raised a total of MYR 106,000.


Latest News 

On 15 June 2017, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, presented cheques totalling MYR 400,700 to the 11 children for their heart surgery at its “Embrace the Gift of Life” Buka Puasa Charity Dinner.


The event was made even more memorable with the presence of HRH Tuanku Nur Zahirah, Sultanah of Terengganu, the former queen, who has been supporting our CSR projects for several years. She presented the cheques to the parents of the children together with Mr. Manfred Weber, Area General Manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.


The amount raised from the Christmas Charity Tree, together with our own CSR funds, enabled us to help the 11 children, some of whom have gone for their operations and are recovering well.


There were also 100 children with special needs from three homes – Tasputra Perkim, Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Taman Megah, Pusat Jagaan Kasih Harapan and The National Cancer Society of Malaysia. Each of these charity organizations received a donation of MYR 5,000.   


Join Us 

Help us aid these children by donating to the “Embrace”, the Gift of Life Charity Fund.

For details, please contact us at (60 3) 2074 3586 or email slkl-pr@shangri-la.com.

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