Monday, November 29, 2010

Pusat Jagaan Serasu (OKU & Anak Anak Yatim)

For this visit, we went down to Nilai this time. We selected this home as it was previously visited by some of our friends' friend. We gathered at Sg Besi toll at 1pm met up with some members in Tesco Semenyih and proceed with our required purchase. (You might be bored with the same old introduction every time..but this is what really happen la..)

The location of the home is located near Nilai Giant. We took about 45 minutes to reach there and waited for the caretaker for more than 30 minutes for him to guide us to the home. Journey was a bit long today with traffic jam and waiting time, which is why we will ensure we do a pre-visit so that we wont get lost.
View of the house
No budget for sign board

The home is a single storey terrace house and is in a bad condition. Based on the information provided from the caretaker, the place takes care of total of 13 tenants, which include handicapped children, orphans and a blind old lady. They moved from Rawang 3 months ago, as most of the tenants' family are staying nearby.
The house condition is very run down, with water leaking through the water tank and bare minimum kitche necessity. We were told that rental is RM480, which we think its bit expensive for a place like this. There is not even a dining table/chairs or sofa in the hall. Its bit sad to see them sitting on the floor, idling with their eyes looking at the wall. Seriously, the tenants really need some help in terms of physiotherapy and welfare.

Leaking ceiling
Store room on the left, toilet on the right without doors and water dripping down from ceiling

They also do not have a television, and while we were there, all of them are sitting there idle on the floor. The only thing we saw is the working refrigerator. There are also no proper mattresses, beside those worn out one in the photos.

Require mattress for replacement

If you have some items to contribute, the address of the home is 8235 Taman Desa Jasmin, Jln Bandar Baru Nilai 5/400, 71800 Bdr Baru Nilai.
Caretaker: Kasevan
Contact 016 370 1959

Our contributions this month:-

 Accounts details:-

For this visit, we spent RM798.35.

Purchased 4 tin of biscuits... 1 for this home, and 3 others for Dec visit.

Again, special thanks to all our donors again and we also have few new donors as well. We are hoping new people will join and let the 'old people' have break! ;)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Updates : Persatuan Rumah Caring Kajang

After our 1st visit to Kajang Caring Home, we acknowledge Ms Wendy's request on below items:
1. Walker with roller
2. pain killer medication

We bought the items from Maruzen Pharmacy located @ 12, Jln Medan Putra 6/42D, Medan Putra Business Center, Bdr Menajalara@ a discounted rates. Ms Teow - the business owner willingly gave us some discount after knowing our intention is to buy and send to Kajang Caring Homes. Thank you! :)
As we discussed with Ms Teow on the pain killer medicine, she did not recommend the senior citizen to consume pain killer without a doctor visit and only recommending us to send the Paracetamol as temporarily pain release while pending Doctor medication.
On top of that, it come to our mind instead of consuming the medicine, there are other alternative to release pain - Plaster, oil, and cream which can also temporarily release their pain. Hence, we bought the tiger balm, minyak angin, ubat batuk, vicks vaporubs, counterpain cream for the same purpose.
One of the tenants in also use lotion due to crack skin, bought additional bottle of lotion for him.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

1M1C Logo

We are happy to share the new face of 1Month 1Charity logo. Since we started many months ago, we could not really figure out what to put as our logo or a logo that represent us. But I guess it was not important as the our main objectives are to do help people, and in a glimpse of an eye, we completed 11 months of activities.

Today, in remembrance of Lai, we think it is appropriate to remember him in this way. As we continue to do what we pledge to Lai, we know he will be watching us.. ;)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Persatuan Rumah Caring Kajang

We did not do any activity in September and took the month off. To continue the momentum, we decided to do at the last day of the month.. and we are very surprised that the number of donors reach up to 34 people. Thank you people!! :) It has exactly 2 months since our last activity, and in between, we mourned the losses of our dear friend.
For this event, we have choose Persatuan Rumah Caring Kajang. No specific reasons, but based on information on the web, we would do a first time visit to see how much we can help. Again, as a pre-requisites, we called up and ask what is required, and as usual, grouped at Tesco to purchase the groceries. With the large number of donors this time, the total collection is RM1700. We divided into 4 teams to speed up the purchases.

We arrived at the place around 230pm and was greeted by Ms Wendy. The home consists of 2 houses, with the front porch merged together. Both places are rented and its good to know that the home owners waived the rental.

The criteria for the admission is above 60 years old, single and no family members. The place is well managed, and most of the old people are above 80 years old and still in good health.

While we were there, Wendy also tell us about lives of of many unfortunates in the home, from single mothers, orphans, old folks, mentally-challenged and drug addicts. The government hospital does refers senior citizens here if they are unable to trace the family members. The current home accommodates old folks (male/female) and single mothers.
Main entrance

Female tenant accommodation

As we were about to leave, someone drop by to do a cash donation. Its a relief that there are many people are still willing to lend a hand for the home during this time of economy.

Again, special thanks for all the donors this round. As the total purchase for this round only came up to RM1045 + RM88.80 (Lap Cheong), the balance of RM566.20 will be used for 2 purposes
a) medication for the home
b) carry forward.

List of items donated

Male tenant accommodation

Daily food menu.....

Additional Request :-
  1. request for rack to put tenants things, as the old cabinets tends to wear off after sometime.
  2. railings on the wall for ease of movements in the ladies section.
  3. walker with wheels.

Accounting Details :-

For more details about the home, check out the URL below.

Location Map to the Home