Reaching out with compassion

Lee (second from right) receiving aid for the welfare centre from Da Ma Cai.

WESAK Day is a time to highlight compassion and service to humanity.

On this auspicious day, Da Ma Cai staff volunteers reached out to Bodhi Homecare and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Orang Tua Cacat dan Kurang Upaya Taman Connaught in Kuala Lumpur.

Grocery vouchers were presented to both charitable organisations to help them keep supporting the needy.

A Da Ma Cai spokesperson said that many charities were unable to cover their operating expenses during these difficult times.

Bodhi Homecare administrator Qing Yuet said the charity provided food to the needy in their area.

“As Buddha tells us, the greatest gift is the act of giving itself. Through the practice of dana (giving), our children will learn that giving and receiving is a way of life,” said Qing Yuet.

Pertubuhan Kebajikan Orang Tua Cacat dan Kurang Upaya Taman Connaught is doing its best to look after 31 residents despite seeing a drop in public donations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Its founder Lee Cen Foong said: “We are being very thrifty these days and we have not hired any workers to help out. Therefore, we will greatly appreciate any help from those wishing to volunteer.”

Bodhi Homecare is a registered care home established in 1989 to house and take care of disabled and abandoned old folk and children.

The home also provides charitable services to needy residents living in the low-cost housing blocks in the neighbourhood.

As for Pertubuhan Kebajikan Orang Tua Cacat dan Kurang Upaya Taman Connaught, it was set up in January 2019 to take care of old folk who are disabled or were abandoned by their family members.

To learn more about how you can help the residents, call 016-277 4076 (Qing Yuet at Bodhi Homecare) or 011-1192 0141 (Lee at Pertubuhan Kebajikan Orang Tua Cacat dan Kurang Upaya Taman Connaught).

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