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Commemorative group picture of Care United Johor Bahru, Pertubuhan Integrasi Nasional (PIN) and SJK(C)

Care United assists 100 needy families through their annual food aid event

Care United Johor Bahru has banded together in providing their 4th consecutive Food Aid for SJK(C) Kuo Kuang 1 students of needy families at Taman Tun Aminah, Johor Bahru.

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Families each received a Food Aid hamper comprising food essentials valued at RM50 per recipient, courtesy of Care United’s supportive partner Giant Hypermarket and the food included essentials such as a packet of rice, cooking oil, powdered energy drink, evaporated milk and canned food all packed in a handy shopping carrier for the students to bring home.

SJK(C) students of underprivileged families queuing to receive their food hamper

The families of 100 students were identified by SJK(C) Kuo Kang’s teachers that has been working closely with Care United, to ensure every single RM5,000 that was allocated for the food aid is spent on the deserving underprivileged families. As the non-profit relies mostly on public funds for its projects, they were mobilising their food aid through volunteers and well-wishers.

Pertubuhan Integrasi Nasional (Johor) or PIN with 10 volunteers were led by its chairman, Dato Seri S.K. Tangakaliswaran who arrived early in the morning to pack the goods.

(From left) Dory Choo, Florence Goh, Stephen Goh and Melanie Cheong with a handbag sample that Care United is putting up for sale made from sustainable materials and handwoven by Sarawakian underprivileged mothers

Care United Johor Bahru is currently holding a fund-raising sale at Midvalley Southkey, Second Floor, Centre Court till January 2020. President of Care United Johor Bahru, Florence Goh, said she has brought over decoupage-printed handbags made of recycled plastic and handwoven by the single mothers that are from less privileged demographic in Sarawak. Proceeds will go back to the mothers and to fund their upcoming charity project.

As a tax-exempt NGO, donations of RM51 and above are tax deductible and contributions in any forms like funds, volunteers and items are all welcomed. Care United Johor Bahru can be reached at +607 357 6899 or head down to their Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/CareUnitedJB/ for more details.

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