ST Nicholas Home in Penang is aiming to raise RM150,000 through its annual charity food carnival on Sept 7.
The home’s general manager David Chiang said the event from 9am to 2pm at the home in Jalan Bagan Jermal, George Town, would offer a variety of fresh food.“There will be at least 60 stalls, along with two petting zoo stations for the children this year.
“An interesting lineup of performances also awaits those who come, ” he said during a press conference in Komtar.
Massage services will be offered by the home’s Wellness Centre while visitors can learn more about Braille and preventing blindness at the visual impairment awareness kiosk by the blind and visually impaired staff members.
“Through the decades, the home has been able to provide its services free of charge, thanks to generous contributions from organisations and individuals.
“We rely heavily on donations, sponsorship and revenue generated from charity events.
“All proceeds from this carnival will be channelled towards our educational and skills training programmes that will benefit our trainees directly, ” said Chiang.
Coupons are priced at RM20 per booklet and visitors may park their vehicles at Midlands Park One-Stop Centre at a flat rate of RM2.
State welfare, caring society and environment committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said St Nicholas Home had been faithfully assisting the blind and visually impaired regardless of race, religion, creed, or age for the past 90 years.
Established as an orphanage in 1926, the home has since grown to become a fully residential training centre.
The home is appealing to individuals and organisations to support the carnival by buying coupons or setting up stalls.
For enquiries, call 04-229 0800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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