StarMetro’s Deepavali donation drive ends on a happy note

  • Metro News
  • Friday, 13 Oct 2017

THE 62 residents of Anbe Sivam, Ann’s Cottage and Ray of Hope are rejoicing as all their wishes have been fulfilled by generous donors.

The donors were StarMetro readers who responded enthusiastically to our “Do Good. Grant A Wish” campaign organised in conjunction with Deepavali to help the three selected welfare homes.

A total of 48 men, women and children aged from two years to 61 are currently cared for at Anbe Sivam Charity Home in Klang, which doors are open to people of varying ages, backgrounds and races who are in need of sanctuary.

They range from pregnant women and babies to elderly folk abandoned by their families.


Meanwhile, the 15-year-old Ann’s Cottage provides refuge for single mothers – many of whom were victims of domestic violence.

Aside from the women who stay at the house, home founder Jebamani Pakiathaiin also reaches out to about 10 single mothers in the neighbourhood as well as other women who need help for things such as registering their children’s birth.

As for Ray of Hope in Sepang, there are 33 children aged five to 16 years old who call it home.

These children are victims of neglect or abandonment, and even victims of human trafficking, besides stateless children.

And StarMetro readers have come through unreservedly to lighten the load of these homes’ caretakers, with donations of much needed foodstuff, toiletries, house cleaning supplies and electrical products.

As such, we have stopped collection of items for this current campaign.

StarMetro wishes to say a big thank you and express our gratitude to our readers for their generosity.

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