Help These Organisations Support Struggling Communities During Lockdown
Want to lend a helping hand but not sure how? Your donations and food contributions to these establishments will help feed those who have lost jobs and income during the extended lockdown
Pit Stop Community Café
Given the extended lockdown restrictions, Pit Stop Community Café has been working on minimal manpower to serve a greater number of needy families and individuals struggling from loss of income.
Besides donating supplies to the organisation's food bank, you can also contribute funds through its Simply Giving fundraiser page to support the purchase of meals for those in need right now. To contribute to the organisation in general, whose initiatives include The Pit Stop Food Rescue Programme, the FTN Food Futures mobile soup kitchen and more, visit Pit Stop Community Café on Simply Giving.
Earlier this month, this NGO posted a call for donations. Donors have the option of contributing towards keeping Pertiwi's soup kitchen operations running during lockdown or they can contribute towards the purchase of basic household supplies for the urban poor. You can also visit Pertiwi's fundraising page on Incitement to donate funds, on which HSBC Amanah will top-up one per cent.
Refuge for the Refugees
Did you know that a small donation of RM60 can help buy groceries to feed one family? Refuge for the Refugees co-founder Heidy Quah has posted an urgent call for donations to purchase food and supplies for a growing list of underprivileged families who need help. At present, Refuge for the Refugees supports 450 to 500 families a week but there are now over 1,500 families requesting for urgent help. Your contribution will help provide supplies to meet the shortfall during lockdown.
FreeMakan.com by Brickfields Asia College
This food bank initiative by Brickfields Asia College (BAC) was launched to alleviate food shortages among Malaysia's low-income communities. FreeMakan.com has partnered with organisations like the Free Food Society and the Malaysian Medical Association to ensure that supplies reach those who need it most. Contribute to FreeMakan.com's latest campaign to help feed 10,000 B40 families in the Klang Valley.
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Fugee Org's latest mission is to raise money for food packages for 200 families who have lost jobs and income during the extended lockdown. A donation of RM100 can help feed one family. See Fugee Org founder Deborah Henry's Instagram post above for banking details and more information.
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Women's Aid Organisation
With the rise of domestic violence during lockdown since last year, it's more important than ever to support the works of NGOs like the Women's Aid Organisation (WAO). Help feed the residents of the WAO's shelter for abuse survivors right now by contributing food items like whole chickens, fresh vegetables and fruit and eggs among other things. To send funds to WAO, click here for the full list of fundraising pages, payment methods and online banking details.
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Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donate to the Kechara Empowerment campaign support their efforts to help low-income individuals eventually support themselves by learning skills of baking and sewing. The funds collected in this campaign will be used to purchase baking ingredients, baking accessories and other necessary tools for the classes. Help Kechara exceed RM16,000 with this fundraiser by July 30, 2021 in order for this amount to be doubled via the Social Impact Matching (SIM) grant by MaGIC. Click here for more information about Kechara Soup Kitchen and its fundraising campaigns.
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