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Sharing in the Spirit of Ramadan

NEWS | 1 July 2019

NOW! Jakarta and Mary Jane Foundation organised a charity Iftar programme with some of Jakarta’s best luxury hotels to benefit those in need.

Picture of representative of Mary Jane Foundation and the underprivileged children.
Photos from Mary Jane Foundation and Hotel Borobudur/NOWJAKARTA

Last month, NOW! Jakarta and Mary Jane Foundation collaborated to organise a major charity event benefitting several underprivileged communities around Jakarta. Celebrating the spirit of sharing and inclusiveness, the program was co-organised by the Mary Jane Foundation, led by Founder Maria Sumual, and involved five distribution points and supported by seven luxury hotels in Jakarta. Last year, the event fed over 500 children and over 200 adults in four different areas in the city. 

Picture of representative of Mary Jane Foundation and the underprivileged children.

Aptly named Kau Temanku, Ku Temanmu, this program organised communal breakfasting events sponsored by seven participating luxury hotels in Jakarta. Each participant provided a full package of takjil, meal box and beverages distributed at five underprivileged areas around Jakarta, namely Pelumpang, Kemandoran, Pondok Pinang, Tanah Merah and Pulo Kandang. 

Picture of representative of Mary Jane Foundation and the underprivileged children.

The chain of events ran from 23 to 28 May, sponsored by the following luxury hotels in Jakarta:

  • Grand Hyatt Jakarta
  • Hotel Indonesia Kempinski
  • The Sultan Hotel and Residence Jakarta
  • Raffles Jakarta
  • Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta
  • Fairmont Jakarta
  • The Dharmawangsa Jakarta

The charity Iftar event also organised numerous fun educational activities for children before the feast, including colouring, counting, reading competition and many more. Richieta Lakeisha Aretha, Head of Marcomm at NOW! Jakarta shared that “Kau Temanku, Ku Temanmu is our way of spreading the joy and loving spirit of Ramadan to underprivileged communities. We are very pleased to collaborate with Mary Jane Foundation and our partnering hotel friends on this noble undertaking. Hopefully we can do even more and include more parties and target communities next year.” 

Picture of representative of Mary Jane Foundation and the underprivileged children.

A big thanks to Mary Jane Foundation for organizing the event, all seven hotels for their support to this event and NOW! Jakarta for coordinating the entire programme.