We are committed to working with communities to enhance lives
WHO WE ARE
Ericsen Foundation was established on 27 January 2011 as a non-profit organization limited by guarantee under the Companies Act, 1965 ("CA"). The Foundation has been granted under sub-section 44(6) of Income Tax Act 1967, for all donations to Ericsen Foundation are tax deductible (applicable only to donations made within Malaysia).
Our Board of Governors work together to dedicate their time and effort to initiate, plan and participate in charity projects and fund raising activities for philanthropic purposes. At times, their expertise is utilised to lead everyday operations.
With the aim to give back to the community by enhancing the lives of individuals with terminal illness, Ericsenz formed its Foundation in 2011.
Ericsen Foundation was formed to relieve the sickness and suffering of people with life limiting conditions.
The Foundation’s primary mission is to create accessible palliative care for the underprivileged through financial and volunteer support. We also aim to provide services, facilities, medical supplies and equipments that are conducive to the welfare of the beneficiaries and to provide support to their families or carers.
With the support of our generous donors, we have successfully utilized RM1,000,000 to carry out our various initiatives. We are currently working with Government hospitals to enhance palliative care through financial and project assistance.
We are also in talks with various like minded non-profit organizations and medical aid corporations for potential collaborations and partnerships starting from Perak and eventually to other states.
United in Adversity: COVID-19
Under these extraordinary times, you have stepped forward and responded to our calls for donation. Your generous help has uplifted some of the most vulnerable in our community by forms of food donation and medical equipment and supplies for Government healthcare facilities. We sincerely thank you for your prompt response and contributions.
COVID-19 Charity Drive
Ericsen Foundation has received an urgent request from Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun due to the shortage of PAPR for its ICU. Currently, there are 31 beds in the ICU with only 8 units of PAPR. The Foundation has responded and donated 4 units of PAPR on 9 February 2021.
On 30 October 2020, Ericsen Foundation has responded to Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sabah's request for donation of vital sign monitors to hospitals of rural areas in Sabah.
We have completed the delivery and installation of 18 vital sign monitors at the following hospitals:
Hospital Kuala Penyu
Hospital Kota Marudu
Hospital Kuala Belud
Since 20 March 2020, we distributed medical equipment and supplies, assisted in setting up of SAR-COV-2 detection center with donations including funds raised from give.asia. With the funds, we donated several much needed ventilators, N95 respirators and laryngoscope. The beneficiaries are Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh, University Malaya Medical Center and Hospital Pengajar Universiti Putra Malaysia. We also collaborated with the Perak State Health office to provide 20,000 isolation gowns for the frontliners.
This program has ended in June 2020.
Food Aid for B-40 Households
In April 2020, we conducted a Food Aid Program in support of the Suriana Welfare Society for the underprivileged communities across Kuala Lumpur and Selangor; delivering 365 food packs to these families. The program has ended.
Click here to find out more about our COVID-19 Charity Drive.
Supporting Palliative Care
Since 2018, we are focused on giving aid to palliative care needs in Perak.
Currently, we are supporting palliative care departments for 2 Government hospitals in Perak. We have donated oxygen concentrators, infusion pumps, and air conditioners. Annually, these hospitals serve an average of 1,200 palliative patients.
This program is ongoing to date. We are also in the midst of providing hospital devices such as call bells, syringe drivers, ripple mattresses, nebulizer machines, suction machines, transfer boards, hi-lo beds.
A House to Call Home
Ericsen Foundation donated to EPIC Homes as part of the EPIC builders’ first crowdfunding initiative to build a house in Kampung OA Sg Lalang, Semenyih for an Orang Asli family of 5. The house was successfully built in 3 days, from 15 to 17 September 2018 with the help of 32 builders. The program has ended.
Donations to Yayasan Nanyang Press and Lions Club KL Sentul
In 2015 and 2016, Ericsen Foundation has donated via Yayasan Nanyang Press and has benefited 17 people. The recipients of the donation ranged from infants to the elderly of various races and medical conditions. To date, the Foundation continues to make donations to Yayasan Nanyang Press.
Ericsen Foundation also donated to the Lions Club KL Sentul for the construction of its new renal center located along Jalan Ipoh in 2015, and for its general operations. The funds went towards subsidizing its renal center that amount to about 8,000 dialysis treatments annually. The program has ended.
Princess Rose's Royal Treat
Rose, like many other girls dreams of having a princess themed birthday party. However, her dreams seemed far-fetched as she suffered from leukaemia since she was young. Most of her days were spent in and out of the treatment room. She was preparing for a bone marrow transplant and under-went some uncomfortable procedures. Nevertheless, for her seventh birthday, she had something to look forward to.
Together with Make-A-Wish Malaysia, Ericsen Foundation organised a themed party inspired by Disney’s movie Frozen. Rose, dressed in a princess dress arrived at the Royal Selangor Club in a horse-drawn carriage, and was greeted by Prince Charming, with a beautiful bouquet of flowers in hand, along with her family and friends. As she walked the red carpet, Rose was the centre of attention. The party was commemorated with Disney songs performed live. Rose’s favourite dishes was served and it was definitely a feast fit for a princess. After the party, Rose got into a stretch limousine with her family to carry on the celebrations at KLCC.
Traditional Chinese Medicine for the Needy
In 2013, Ericsen Foundation worked with IAG Health Sciences Pte Ltd (IAG), Singapore and Emmanuel Assembly of God (EAOG), Ipoh to offer free-of-charge traditional Chinese medicine to the needy participants who are ailing. During this program, Professor Li Fu Min from IAG offered free consultations to participants. In turn, the Foundation sponsored the medicinal herbs prescribed by Professor Li.
The program lasted for 8 months and benefited 11 patients.
Gratitude & Inspiration Through Art
Once in a while, the people behind Ericsen Foundation are pleasantly motivated when generous supporters reward us for our efforts.
Rewards come to us in many forms, some are thank you notes or encouraging short messages, some generously donates and continue to donate every time we needed help, and some drew inspiration from our work and gifted us their precious drawings.
Thank you for continuously inspiring the team to work harder.
How to donate to Ericsen Foundation?
Online donation - you can donate to Ericsen Foundation CIMB Islamic account 86-0028613-5, Swift Code: CTBBMYKL.
Is my donation tax exempted?
Yes, Ericsen Foundation is a non-profit organization under sub-section 44(6) of Income Tax Act 1967, and all cash donations to Ericsen Foundation are tax deductible (applicable only to donations made within Malaysia).
For donations of RM20,000 and above in a single receipt, we are required to declare the donation to the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia.
What information do you need from me if I want to get a tax-exemption receipt for donation?
The Inland Revenue Board (IRB, or commonly known as LHDN, Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri) has recently issued the revised Guidelines for Approval of Director General of Inland Revenue under Subsection 44(6) of the Income Tax Act dated 15 May 2019 ("Revised Guidelines"). The Revised Guidelines supersede the previous Guidelines dated April 2015 ("Previous Guidelines").
Based on the Revised Guidelines, donors must provide complete information of the following details in order to obtain an official tax-exemption receipt from the organization:
a. Donor' full name as per NRIC/ passport
b. NRIC number/ passport number
c. Complete mailing address of current residence
The Revised Guidelines also states that the approved institution or organization is not allowed to issue tax-exemption receipts to donors who fail to provide their complete personal details stated above.