A substantial donation of 20 tons of rice from Cambodian company, the Geolink Group, is the biggest of its kind for CCF, with the hope it will inspire other businesses to get involved
A gift of 20 tons of rice – enough to feed CCF’s entire community for a month – has marked the start of a new philanthropic partnership with the Geolink Group, a logistics firm based in Phnom Penh.
CCF, which works to transform the lives of families in need, received the generous delivery in a ceremony at CCF’s community centre in Steung Meanchey, along with 500 boxes of Yeo’s soft drinks donated by the beverage company.
Rice is a lifeline for families in crisis and this largest donation of rice CCF has ever received will provide nourishment to CCF’s community – kids, parents, families and grannies – for a whole month.
Scott Neeson, CCF’s Founder and Executive Director, accepted the donation from Geolink Group’s CEO & Managing Partner, Okhna Van Kimchhan, and Pushadappu Kumarr, Vice President of Y.H.S Cambodia Ltd.
“We are very grateful to Geolink for their donation. We want to thank them for their goodwill, which will have tremendous impact for people who often go without food,” said Scott Neeson.
Ohkna Van Kimchhan stated: “ My family and the staff at Geolink are dedicated to giving back to our community and helping those less fortunate than ourselves to find a better life and future. Giving back is part of my family’s and company culture.”
Scott Neeson said that he hoped the significant donation would inspire other Cambodian companies and individuals to embrace the spirit of giving back.
“This is the first time in CCF’s 14 years that a Cambodian Oknha has stepped up to provide rice for the local community,” he said.
“Just 11 more donations like this can provide rice for a whole year. It would be greatly appreciated.”
More than 40 management staff from Geolink were given a tour of CCF’s facilities to see first-hand the work CCF does on the ground and the impact their company’s donation will have on the local community.
CCF, which was set up in 2003, works in communities centred around the former municipal garbage dump where many children and families once worked and lived. Around 2,000 children are now in its award-winning education program.
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