KUALA LUMPUR: Carousell, a mobile classified marketplace, has kicked off a nationwide pro-social effort called #MYLocalWira, as part of a month-long effort that runs until Aug 31 in conjunction with Malaysia’s upcoming 62nd Independence Day.
To celebrate the occasion, #MYLocalWira calls on Malaysians’ well-known spirit of generosity, with the support of notable Malaysians namely, squash legend Datuk Nicol David, Malaysia’s first female ONE Championship mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Global Citizen Ambassador Ann Osman, international model and renowned fashion and beauty entrepreneur Amber Chia, professional motorsport athlete and Malaysia's "Drift Queen” Leona Chin, world-class diver Leong Mun Yee and national gymnast Farah Ann. Each of these individuals has contributed several personal items to be sold on Carousell, with the proceeds going to a charitable cause.
“Many Malaysians are blessed with more than we need, while others need a helping hand. With the #MYLocalWira campaign, we are working with prominent individuals to sell their preloved items on Carousell in a generous act of ‘giving back’ to the Malaysian public who have supported them for years. We also expect that fans will find it very meaningful to acquire a personal item that has played a role in their hero’s career. With #MYLocalWira, we honour the Malaysians who make us proud, and hope their shining example will inspire others to do great things,” said Carousell Malaysia' country head, Tang Siew Wai.
The full proceeds from the sale of these items will benefit Parents without Partners, a charitable organisation established to help single parents in need. Funds are raised primarily through the sale of preloved items at their thrift store, Jumble Station, which relies on public donations, and the proceeds from #MYLocalWira will help support expenses such as rent, groceries and school supplies.
Get the full listing of Malaysian personalities and their items for sale on https://my.carousell.com/ or via the Carousell app; every purchase will support Malaysians in need.