WHO WE ARE
Our Board of Trustees 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.
The Ericsen Foundation is a non-profit organization limited by guarantee under the Companies Act, 1965 (“CA”).
With the aim to give back to the community by enhancing the lives of individuals with terminal illness, Ericsenz formed its Foundation in 2011.
The Foundation operates on a strong belief to serve. We are committed to give back to the communities that we operate in, with the aim to provide support for everybody regardless of ethnicities, faiths, genders and nationalities.
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.
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 respond and contributions.
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.
We have mobilised RM282,000 for this program and it ended in June 2020.
COVID-19 Charity Drive
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 total contribution is RM70,000. 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 RM5, 000 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, a total of RM220, 000 from Ericsen Foundation via Yayasan Nanyang Press 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 RM100,000 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.
Courage & Inspiration Through Art
The Ericsen Foundation is proud to own a very special piece of art. ‘The Book of Life’ by acclaimed pop culture artist David Kracov. But the piece is much more than just art — it is a testimony to an exceptional man, Rabbi Yossi Raichik, whose charitable work helped improve the lives of 2547 children who survived the Chernobyl disaster. This metal sculpture was purchased by one of our trustees and donated to the Foundation.
This beautiful sculpture is made from metal, with colourful butterflies bursting from the pages of a book. The butterflies represent the fragility of a child’s life, and the metallic pages of the book are filled with the words of people whose lives were touched by Rabbi Yossi Raichik.
The art piece is sometimes loaned to various exhibitions, in hopes of inspiring people and and spreading the message of love and kindness are borderless.
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.