SMILES were written all over the faces of 145 special needs individuals when they received angpows at the Cerebral Palsy (Spastic) Children’s Association of Penang.
Association administrator Betty Ng said the individuals each received an angpow from the Penang Wesak Celebrations committee members.
“The recipients comprised children as young as infants, and residents with the oldest aged 19 years old,” said Ng.
The Cerebral Palsy (Spastic) Children’s Association of Penang was the first among 37 charitable organisations that were visited by the Penang Wesak Celebrations committee members over the past one week.
During the visit, the committee members had a tour around the association at its premises in Jalan Masjid Negeri.
Also present were Penang Wesak Celebrations committee chairman Datuk Dr Loh Hock Hun and secretary-general Datuk Lim Gim Hin.
During a press conference at the Malaysian Buddhist Association (MBA) in Burmah Road recently, charity sub-committee chairman Lim Kim Chuan had said committee members would be visiting 37 charitable organisations in conjunction with Wesak Day.
“We want to make Wesak Day more meaningful by caring for the aged and disabled, as well as the orphans.
“We will also distribute angpows to the residents of these organisations regardless of race and religion.