SELANGOR, 14 January 2022 – The recent floods which severely impacted certain parts of the country, affected many lives, resulting in a loss of livelihood to many. Big Bad Wolf Books’ warehouse, located in Taman Alam Indah, Shah Alam was also not spared from the devastation, that resulted from the floods. The 200,000 square foot warehouse which stores more than 20 million books suffered an estimated loss of between RM40 to RM50 million in damages.
Andrew Yap, Founder of Big Bad Wolf Books, said, “It was a very traumatic incident and experience for us. Our losses cannot be compared to the loss of a home or a life but as a business we have suffered tremendously due to the disruption and damages that are still being ascertained till today. We are still working on our recovery and the road ahead of us is a tough and challenging one.”
“Our mission has always been to empower and inspire Malaysians by making books accessible to all. We have focused on creating a new generation of readers and increasing English literacy, helping to improve their life chances. We sincerely hope that Malaysians will support us achieve our 1 Million books target and come together as one to help deserving communities throughout the country have access to books,” he added.
During the Big Bad Comeback Online Sale, customers can also look forward to outstanding, exclusive deals such as the storewide Buy 10 Free 5 Deal, and affordable discounts of up to 95% off the recommended retail price, as well as enjoy the Free Shipping offer [West Malaysia], with a minimum spend of RM100.
Despite the damages of millions of books, Big Bad Wolf Books also aims to give back to the community, especially to those affected by the floods, through its long-term community outreach programme. Big Bad Wolf Books has made an implicit commitment to donate books to 2,000 deserving communities, ranging from kindergartens to school libraries; underprivileged families and orphanages; to neighbourhood community centres and low-cost flats and importantly, to anyone who requires books to build a library, nationwide.
In a conscious effort to ‘kick start’ this initiative, Big Bad Wolf Books, earlier this week contributed hundreds of books to families who were affected by the recent floods at Kampung Bukit Lanchong and Tabika Perpaduan Taman Alam Indah kindergarten’s library. As a special gesture, each kid at the kindergarten were also given a puzzle set to take home. Several hundred books were also presented to Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK), Taman Sri Muda which was severely hit by the floods. In addition, books were also donated to students living in Taman Subang Mewah, as part of Subang MP, YB Michelle Ng’ back-to-school programme.
To participate in Big Bad Wolf Books’ nationwide community outreach programme, stay tuned to the launch of the upcoming Big Bad Comeback Online Book Sale, starting from the 14th to 23rd of January 2022. Social media users on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter are encouraged to share the “I’m Back! Bigger, Stronger, Badder” posting. For every aforementioned posting that is shared, Big Bad Wolf Books will donate books to a deserving community [one share = one book].
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