RM250 allowance to help poor families buy household items

SOME of the 23,400 families in Kelantan, Pahang, and Terengganu have started using the one-off flood relief allowance of RM250 they received from MyKasih Foundation.

This initiative is part of MyKasih’s post-flood relief efforts to help low-income households cope with having to rebuild their lives after the devastation of the floods.

By producing their MyKad, the recipients can purchase approved essential items and basic household appliances at Giant hypermarkets.

Last month, MyKasih Foundation made a public appeal for cash donations to reach out to flood-affected MyKasih families. To-date, the foundation has successfully raised RM5.85mil.

MyKasih Foundation is a non-profit organisation established by Tan Sri Dr Ngau Boon Keat and his wife, Puan Sri Jean Ngau, that aims to help less fortunate Malaysians through food aid, health awareness and basic medical screening, education and capacity-building programmes which encompass financial management, skills and entrepreneurship training, scholarships for tertiary education, as well as job placements.

Since its inception in 2009, MyKasih Foundation has provided aid to more than 211,000 low-income households in over 250 locations nationwide including Sabah and Sarawak.

In addition to food aid and student bursaries, the scope of MyKasih’s welfare programmes now includes cashless payments for fuel, medical treatments and public transportation.

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