Tuesday, January 17, 2012

TongSim Old Folks Home

TongSim Old Folks Home 8/1/12 1130am-2pm

Venue: Sg Besi Chinese Cemetery, 19 E, Jln Lapangan Terbang Lama, 50460 Kuala lumpur

Landmark: Next to Wisma MAA, Opposite Dewan Bahasa & Pusaka

CareTaker: Mr Cheong Contact: 012 208 1530
Purpose: To change 15 old mattress for the home, lunch catering, entertaining the old folks and aid contribution.

The Old Folks home is located above the casket shop. This is 1M1C revisit after our first visit in Sep 2011. This visit is the THIRD visit in January 2012. (*we may need to rename 1M1C to 1M3C, or latter 1M many Cs). Anyway, it is a happy thing that we are organising, coordination and having more charity.

Our helpers are helping to reorganised the papers, old newspapers for reselling purpose.

The caretaker: Mr Cheong - who insist no CASH donation to the house.

The events and activities of TongSim for the past years.

TongSim & Friends

Photos sharing

T-Ratana Food Van is @ TongSIm for lunch catering

A part of singing and dancing, Ti-Ratana also brought Choy San Yeh (God of Wealth) to cheer the old folks.

Food catering for the house.

Feeding the grandpa

Feeding moment by the volunteer

Joey in action

Food delivering

Kelly and friend - listening to uncle's story

A lot of volunteers from Ti-Ratana.

The buffet lines is setup.

Our 1M1C KL small delivery - panadols, garbage bags, clorox, dish washer, detergent, Ridsect, Dettol, toilet bowl cleaning detergent, gloves and mask.

The bill cost RM 390.84.

Thanks to all volunteers from Ti-Ratana for the mattress, food catering, entertainment program.

Also, our 1M1C fans - Maya, Joey Liong, Kelly & friend for coming along to see, feel and help.

1M1C 2012 wishes:

1. We wish to have more volunteers joining 1M1C event

2. After few trip, we hope the volunteers in 1M1C will kick start localize charity program


Happy DRAGON new year 2012!

Back to School for Help Education Center (Mynmar Refugee) Kepong Metro Prima

January 15, 2012: Is back to school for local and also for Mynmar Refugee's children too.

We received SOS email from Mr. Chris (founder of Help Education Center) requested donation on exercise books, biscuit and other items.

Venue: Kepong Metro Prima, Kuala Lumpur

Caretaker: Mr Chris Jong

Contact: 012 8730 380

our group has set a small budget for the exercise books (700 units)

1M1C KL branch went to POPULAR bookstore (*Due to CNY, all of us super busy), we did a quick purchase and bargain with POPULAR for special discount based on the reason we are buying in a big bulk (700 units) and it is for charity work.

Guess what? We managed to get a 10% discount (Better than nothing la)!!!
Our coordinator packed it in 2 IKEA recycle bags (Please use more recycle bag to save the earth) and delivered it to Chris on a very HOT Sunday evening.
The total cost is RM 398.60.
We would like to extend our appreciation to JOEY LIONG who obtained partial funds from SK Chow (RM200) and Joy Chow (RM100). 1M1C topped up RM 98.60.

2012 CNY Feeding at SRJK Hin Hua Klang (Part 2)

We completed the CNY feeding in about 45 minutes. Great efforts were made by the Mr Leow, Mr Chin (PIBG chairman) to get the families that were not there. Hence, we decided to split the 9 pax of goodie bags to one orphanage and one female handicap center. I had earlier inform them that we will be dropping by around lunch time. The first home that we delivered was Pusat Kasih Sayang YWCA, which we have donated some food stuff last month.With the 9 goodie bags, we deliver 5 packs to this home... or was it 4 packs? ;)

Mr See going through the items with the tenants

They like the Doramon mug...
Before we left, Mdm See also gave the caretaker the balance of the angpow, which is 9 packs. We excuse ourselves as we head out to another nearby orphanage. This home was also visited by us earlier and while we were there, there were no kids at home, except a baby as the rest of the kids were taken out for a CNY luncheon.

We chatted with the 3 Indonesian maids, asking about the home and what are the things they required. From what we see, the home is well managed and the place is a good environment for the kids. It has a good living environment and you can probably guess how the home is run. We look around the place and took some photographs before we call it a day.

Our donated items...

Mini library....

As we called it a day, all of us were very happy how things turn out for this feeding. I believe this is one of our best event that we had organised, and with every event, we learn new things. Ainie and myself did a post-mortem via email on our activities to identify in which area that we can improve in future feedings. But I guess, the feeling of able to make a difference in other people's life really makes us happy as 24 hours ago, both of us were worried sick! Again, I cant help but to thank our fellow donors again (and again!!!), for their time, contributions and efforts, in which without YOUR participation, it would not have been a successful event.

I would like to end this entry with this link, where the world is too big for us to change, yet every single one of us can make a difference if we work together to make the world a better place.

Update 18/1/2012 :- Was informed by Ainie that for this CNY feeding, we only spent RM79.. and splitting  50-50 between Project Made & 1M1C, we only pay RM34.50!

Monday, January 16, 2012

2012 CNY Feeding at SRJK Hin Hua Klang (Part 1)

The planning for CNY started right after Gombak Orang Asli feeding, started with the question "Do you want to do CNY feeding?". Well, I guess the rest is history! :) As Ainie and myself started to plan on who would be our target recipients, when to do it, what to donate, things beginning to start to fall into place. We posted the event on Facebook and spread the word, and donation started to come in. With donation coming from everywhere, the goodie bag's contents begin to grow!

Here, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the following donors for their sponsorship, as without them, this event could not have been successful! 
  1. Neuramatix Sdn Bhd
  2. Nestle Bhd 
  3. Power Root Sdn Bhd
  4. Cosway Sdn Bhd
  5. Sri Narayani Foundation 
  6. Wan Lee and friend
  7. Mdm See 
  8. Joey Tan
  9. Yong WK
  10. Mrs Diana Wong & Friends
  11. Ms Yasmin Yong
  12. Ms Lilian Si
  13. Ms. Wendy
  14. En. Zaidi Ahmad
  15. Ms Angie Lim

The feeding pack includes the following: -
  • Rice – 1 pkt/ 10kg
  • Sugar – 2 pkt/ kg
  • Salt – 1 pkt
  • Oil – 2 pkt
  • Meehoon – 3 pkt
  • Maggi Mee – 2 pkt
  • Pork Luncheon Meat – 1 tin
  • Condensed Milk – 2 tins
  • Drink Cordial – 1 btl
  • MILO – 8 tins
  • Power Root Product
  • Cosway Product
  • Fresh Chicken – 1
  • Fresh Veg – 3 kinds
  • Mandarin Oranges – 1 box
  • Angpow Packets

Counting the packets...

Volunteers from Neuramatix

As there are MANY places that we can help, the decision to help who is also not easy. We later decided that we would go back to the school (SRJK Hin Hua Klang), where we did our Back To School program last year. We had initially decided to deliver to every single home, but with 30 homes to distribute, it is unlikely we can finish in a 2 hours session due to the scattered locations the recipients are living. We managed to contact the school headmaster, which willingly allow us to use the school as a distribution point. The headmaster, Mr Leow and Asst. HM, Ms Tan was kind enough to inform the families for us by issuing a memo to the families to come over on Sunday. It was a relieve for Ainie and myself to know we have a place to distribute. Our worst case scenario would be doing it outside the school, which is along the road!

Donor started to arrive as early as 1000am, and we immediately unload the groceries, and as more donors came, we started to arrange for ease of collection later on. Parents and children begin to arrive and we start the registration. We have Mr Leow's two son to help with the registration of the parents and cross check with the name list supplied earlier. By 11am, we already have 18 families in the hall.  As the school tried calling the balance of the 7 families, we start the event. I will let the photos speak for themselves here.....

The hall

All items packed and sorted out...

Green goodie bags from Neuramatixs

Parents and kids registering at the counter

More and more parents coming in....

Double check to ensure all are in order...

Registering and given a number....

The assembly line to collect the stuff

Inside the content of the goodie bag

Getting ready to start

The principal, Mr Leow gave the opening speech for the event in English and Mandarin. The event start after the speech

Shah...Chief Distributing Officer...

Apa nama? IC mari ...

The Queue....

Waiting for their turns...

Getting the kids to sign off the acceptance sheet

Stuff where given in order, like an assembly line.

Receiving the goodie bag...

Giving instructions..dont play play kiddo!

The first pack would be the rice

Mdm See giving out the angpows to each of the family

Goodie stuff being cleared...!!

Once collected, everyone proceed to the open air hall for a group photo...

We completed about 12pm and manage to distribute to 21 families, with the balance of 9 goodie bags. We decided to proceed to distribute to 2 homes, one is an orphanage and the other is a handicap center for woman. Stay tune for Part 2! :)

Enter the DRAGON! Happy CNY to all !! :)

P/S : Still waiting for some photos from the cameraman, so will post it once I get it.
PP/S : Having issue with accessing Twitter and Facebook from home, hence you will not see a frequent update until TM sort it out... if ever....