Charity association helps the poor with grocery shopping

Volunteers and aid recipients from PPR Kampung Muhibbah, Puchong in a group picture with their shopping carts.

Eleven underprivileged families from PPR Kampung Muhibbah benefited from Great Vision Charity Association, Shopping Buddy Programme recently.

The Shopping Buddy Programme is conducted by the association every month where selected underprivileged families are invited to participate in shopping for groceries to help ease their burden.

The charity shopping trip was held at Tesco Scott Garden in Kuala Lumpur.

Volunteers, from all walks of life, came together to lend a helping hand as grocery shopping is a daunting task for some of the disabled and elderly participants.

Norliah Bakar, expressed her gratitude for being selected to join the event.

Association representative Chor Mun Yan said, “These participants come from different backgrounds and the conditions of some household are really worrying when we carried out the assessment for selection in this programme.

“We hope to reach out to more needy families and lessen their household burden,” she said.

Besides buying grocery items, some families were also seen purchasing stationaries and school uniforms for their children.

After the shopping session, the families enjoyed lunch at the shopping mall’s food court before being sent home.

“The family that I assisted were very careful on how much was spent on groceries. It made me realise I should be grateful and for the things I have in life,” said volunteer Tee Kee Shuen.

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