Kiat Piau Trading Bhd held its annual charity programme for the 17th time, in conjunction with Chinese New Year.
The event, which took place at the 50-year-old trading shop in Jalan Jinjang Aman, Jinjang Utara, Kuala Lumpur, aimed to give back to the community, especially the underprivileged.
Kiat Piau Trading Bhd secretary Lim Chye Tiam said its charity work focused on helping the old folk and disabled in the area.
“There are an estimated 800 recipients registered for the charity programme and every senior citizen and disabled person is eligible to receive aid, regardless of race and religion, ” said Lim.
Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng said every year as Chinese New Year approaches, the organiser would hold a fundraising dinner, collect contributions and distribute the funds to the community.
“The aid is distributed in the form of basic necessities and pocket money for the old folk, disabled and single mothers in the area.
“Next month, the activity centre for the elderly called Pusat Aktiviti Warga Emas (PAWE) in Kepong will be launched by the government.
“PAWE is a centre built under the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry to encourage the elderly to be involved in community and recreational activities, ” he added.
The company’s yearly charity work has received positive response from the communities and they were pleased to be included in the programme.
“This is the fifth time I’m attending the event and this donation helps ease my burden since I am not working, ” said Sarojini Poniakh, 69, one of the recipients.
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