Simple and fast way to give back

(From left) Ang, Chua and Arunasalam launching the mobile application and website at the One Hope Charity and Welfare Bhd service centre in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

ONE Hope Charity and Welfare Berhad in Penang has launched its charity app which is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.

The organisation, which has helped poor families for 18 years, is trying to overcome the difficulty of gathering donations for the poor with the One Hope Charity mobile app.

Its chairman Chua Sui Hau said that the mobile application which took three years to perfect would allow donors to give their desired amount anytime and anywhere.

He added that the app could generate digital receipts for donors after they make their donations, which would reduce the use of paper.

“It cost about RM30,000 to create the app with the cost absorbed by the public, ” Chua told reporters after he launched the mobile app and website at the One Hope Charity and Welfare service centre in Bukit Mertajam on mainland Penang recently.

Present at the launch were advisors to the charity centre, Datuk Seri R. Arunasalam and Ang Beng Hock.

Chua said those who installed the app on their smartphones would receive notifications and information on IOS or Android platforms about poor families in dire need of help.

“One Hope Charity and Welfare is now just a click away.

“Simply download our app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to obtain information about our latest fundraising projects and activities.”

He said that the system would be able to maintain the transparency of fundraising and the cases uploaded would show the targeted amount and also the amount raised.

“Once the raised amount reaches the target, the fund will no longer be accepting donations.

“The mobile application can handle high traffic and it is available throughout seven regions which include Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Taiwan.”

He said donors could also check their donation history on the app.

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