Damansara Jaya folk show they care

(Below)Dr Ong (sixth from left) and DJROA members with the dry foodstuff, stationery, household and personal care items that were donated by residents for the DaretoCare campaign.

AT NINE years old, Adeana Ho stood out as the youngest in a group of residents who had gathered at the Damansara Jaya community centre to pack groceries and stationery for the #DaretoCare campaign.

The centre was filled with warm chatter as Damansara Jaya Residents and Association (DJROA) members quickly and efficiently packed items donated by fellow residents into paper bags and boxes.

“I want to encourage my granddaughter to be active in local neighbourhood activities, so I bring her along whenever DJROA organises something,” said Adeana’s grandmother Tan Kim Kee.

“My husband and I are quite active in DJROA’s various programmes, including the community gardening, recycling and social activity groups,” the 73-year-old added.

DJROA president Dr Ong See Lian said charity had been part of the organisation’s mission since it was registered in 1993.

“We are mindful that there are people and groups who are less fortunate out there, so charity work has always been part and parcel of our annual social activities.

“We try to help underprivileged communities by visiting orphanages and old folk’s homes, presenting donations or inviting them to join DJROA’s activities,” he said.

Dr Ong said it took a little over two weeks for DJROA to mobilise its 1,200 members for the #DaretoCare campaign.

“Donations started coming in a week into the campaign, with DJROA’s centre serving as the drop-off and collection venue.

(Left)Residents loading donated items collected from their neighbourhood for the DaretoCare campaign into a Star Media Group van.
Residents loading donated items collected from their neighbourhood for the DaretoCare campaign into a Star Media Group van.

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