Friday, March 7, 2014

Groceries for the Needies at PPR Hicom (Seksyen 26, Shah Alam) - Feb 2014

Thanks to a sponsor who have donated 150 packs of 5kg rice, we were given a task to ensure the rice are delivered to the needy family. The team was able to quickly identify the location, and thanks to Dr Azma and Roshida, PPR Hicom was identified as recipient for the month.

As usual, the PPR Committee were informed of the project date and time and were tasked to identified the recipients. The total number of recipients was 80 and the composition of tenants here are Malays and Indian. A total of 40 Malay and 40 Indian families were selected by the Surau Committee. Funds were raised in a nick of time for the purchasing of other grocery item which I am always grateful that there are never short of donors!

Easily identified as its just located along KESAS highway

Tents awaiting us upon our arrival

Arranging the base for unloading

Recipients arriving

The usual groceries..eggs and rice...

Baju Muslimah sponsored by Pn Sariah

All stack up and ready to be given away

Taking back to home...

Giving out the groceries after the speech....

The 2 person in charge sorting out the recipients

Sorting out the names... some recipients didnt bother to come, hence we decided that we will give to new recipients

Team from both side

For this project, something out of the norm happened compared to other projects. During the ordering of the groceries, I have blindly assumed that the store would be able to provide 80 packs of groceries required. However, either due to "no stock" or pure laziness, I was told they wont be able to provide anything at all! Hence, I have to run to 3 stores (25/25/30 packs) and get from each of the franchise mart. Yeap, nearly got heart attack... so, lesson learned is that it is best to split amoung few marts as 80 packs of groceries is just "too much work" to be pack!

And its kinda bad timing, there were shortage of cooking oil. So, it was an "Amazing Race for Cooking Oil" race. Thanks for Jenny & Melvin, we managed to solve this by buying at other smaller grocery shop.

During the handover of the groceries on that day, there was a minor dispute as the Committee has 2 person in charge (1 Malay and 1 Indian). While we have no issue on who takes the lead, it becomes a problem when some recipients are not present and others wanted to take on behalf for them. Hence, we decided that since the Committee has given sufficient time for this event, the least the recipient can do is to come and receive it. We decided that there will be no on-behalf, and whatever leftover on that day, was given to new recipients. For future project, the team also agreed that we will ensure each recipients will received a coupon/ticket to take the grocery during that hand over date.

Again, thank you to all sponsors who have donated money, time and effort, which has allow us to provide help to the needies!

More photos here...

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