GEG Holds National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration; and Donates Congjiang Gift Packages to Macau’s Elderly

September 29, 2020 – Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) is committed to upholding its philosophy of “what is taken from the community is to be used for the good of the community”, and has been organizing a wide range of activities to convey love and care to the community. In celebration of the upcoming National Day Celebration, Mid-Autumn Festival, and the United Nation’s International Day of Older Persons on October 1, GEG organized a celebration event that included a special afternoon tea gathering and lantern riddle guessing games for the elderly members of the Macau Federation of Trade Unions (“FAOM”) to celebrate together. GEG also presented special gift packages of regional products from Congjiang County in Guizhou Province to the local elderlies.

With China’s National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival falling on the same day this year, to celebrate the two occasions, GEG recently invited 40 elderly members from the Integrated Service Centre of Northern District of FAOM for a festive celebration at the Oasis Ballroom at Galaxy Hotel™, and presented them with gift packages. The packages included healthy and high-quality food products from Congjiang County in Guizhou Province, which GEG had purchased earlier to help alleviate poverty in that region. Apart from GEG volunteers, interns from GEG’s U-LEAD internship program also joined the celebration with the elderlies. Many of the participants were attracted to take photos with the red Chinese decorations and traditional lanterns that were hung-up inside the venue, which enhanced the festive atmosphere, promoted traditional Chinese culture, and extended the spirit of happiness and reunion. Outside the venue, GEG volunteers and interns joined the seniors in demonstrating creativity and teamwork through a series of interactive games, including the guessing of lantern riddles and other games with prizes. For an added festive touch, a special afternoon tea buffet was also arranged for the participants.

Ms. Chio Lan Ieng, Community Service Director of FAOM, said, “With the ‘double celebration’ and the observance of the International Day of Older Persons around the corner, GEG has done an amazing thing for our elderlies by inviting them to this festive event where they can have fun, interact and celebrate an enjoyable afternoon with the GEG volunteers and interns, as well as share Chinese traditions together. We thank GEG for its thoughtful arrangement and care for the different community groups.”

As a responsible corporate citizen, GEG has been organizing and supporting a wide range of cultural, recreational and community care activities for different sectors of the community. In view of the coming National Day Celebration and Mid-Autumn Festival, GEG visited the "Yee On" Nursing Home of Caritas Macau and the Day Centre “Prazer para Idosos” of the Women's General Association of Macau where special gift packages from Congjiang County of Guizhou Province were presented to its elderlies in share of the joys of the festival. As well, earlier, GEG also visited the users of Peng On Tung Tele-Assistance Services while GEG Volunteers took the initiative to visit its call center regularly, to conduct caring calls to its service users. Moving forward, GEG will continue to actively fulfil its corporate social responsibilities, offer help to the communities in need, and extend its care to the wider society.