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GIFT GIVING

Contribute to the Read Love Share Charity Bookcase to support local orphanages and schools. Customers can donate books to the Popular Mega Bookfair held at Straits Quay Convention Centre until Sunday. Each minimum contribution of 10 books will be rewarded with a RM10 Popular voucher. The books donated must be either in English or Malay and suitable for children aged between three and 18. For more details, call 010-2502482 (Ms Yee).

BLOOD DONATION

Royale Chulan Penang will hold a blood donation drive for Penang Hospital today from 9am to 2pm at the Royale Ballroom. Donors will get a free Set Lunch voucher. Call 04-2598888 or visit www.facebook.com/royalechulanpenang/ for details.

CHARITY CHRISTMAS PARTY

Family Hope Welfare Association’s charity Christmas party will be held on Saturday from 4pm to 8pm at the Penang Caring Society Complex. The event aims to present single parents andthe disabled with vouchers and hampers and also give school uniforms to needy children. Donations are welcome. For details, call Timothy (016-4967130), Peter (013-4845522) or Agnes (017-4799024).

LEADERSHIP CAMP

Universiti Sains Malaysia is organising the International Leadership and English Language Camp at its main campus in Penang on Sunday. Registration is open for students aged 10 to 16. Call 04-6535403/010-3961172 (Yuen) or email lelac@usm.com.my for details.

CAREER EXPO

Sentral College Penang is hosting a Career Expo at 3, Lebuh Penang, on Dec 12 from 10am to 4pm. Bring copies of your resume and dress in formal attire for on-the-spot interviews by multinational companies. There will be career talks, resume-checking services and door gifts. Details, call 04-2621888.

WCC SERVICES

The Women’s Centre for Change at 241, Jalan Burmah in Penang, provides free counselling and shelter for women in crisis. Email wcc@wccpenang.org or call 04-2280342 for more details.

HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

British Council Penang is holding a course until Friday at its premises in Wisma Great Eastern in Light Street. The course is for students aged five to 15. For more details, call 04-2020012 or email penangmktg1@britishcouncil.org.my.

COUNSELLING

Help4u provides confidential and free email counselling for youths. Visit www.help4u.org.my or call 04-2273384 (1.30pm to 5.30pm on weekdays).

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