Caring for the needy and aged

(From right) Lim and Chow distributing ang pow to senior citizens at the Che Hoon Khor Moral Uplifting Society in George Town, Penang.

CONTRIBUTING to charitable organisations in the state has been a norm every year for Che Hoon Khor Moral Uplifting Society Penang.

This year, the society gave out RM180,000, collected from its annual Charity Food Fair, to 12 local organisations with each receiving RM15,000.

The society also gave out red packets to 2,000 senior citizens.

Its president Datuk Lim Cheah Chooi said there were two events held simultaneously, one being the contributions to the charitable homes and the other the biannual ang pow presentation.

“Whatever amount of money we collected during the food fair, it would be given out to the local charitable organisations.

“Every year before the food fair, we will advertise and get the organisations in need of the funding to apply for it.

“Each year, we try to make sure it’s a different home,” he said after the event held at the society in Jalan Macalister recently.

Lim said the red packets were given to those aged 65 and above.

Senior citizens happily showing the red packets they received from Che Hoon Khor.
Senior citizens happily showing the red packets they received from Che Hoon Khor.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who was guest of honour at the event, praised the society for the initiative.

“There are still many underprivileged people among us.

“They are our fellow Malaysians, and they deserve our respect and to be viewed as equal,” he said in his speech.

The 12 beneficiaries are The Penang Home for the Infirm and Aged, Penang Fo Yi Haemodialysis Society, Penang Mental Health Association, Persatuan Kebajikan Warga Emas Harmoni Pulau Pinang, Penang Sadhu Vaswani Teaching Society, The Penang Rehabilitation for the Disabled Association, Persatuan Pemulihan Penyayang Orang Kurang Upaya Pulau Pinang, Penang Community Care, Pertubuhan Rumah Kebajikan Seri Cahaya Pulau Pianng, Children’s Protection Society, Majlis Pusat Kebajikan Semalaysia (MPKSM) Negeri Pulau Pinang and Eden Handicap Service Centre Bhd.

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