Festive aid for 137 needy schoolchildren

One To Tree Hope Foundation chairman and event organising chairman Datuk Seri Seow Gim Shen (back row, fourth from right) with some of the schoolchildren who received aid at this year’s i-CNY charity event.

A TOTAL of 137 underprivileged schoolchildren received aid at the i-CNY charity event organised by One To Tree Hope Foundation and GohKaki Childhood Museum.

The children each received a RM180 ang pow, RM20 transportation allowance, a meal, Chinese New Year hamper and goodie bag at the event held for the seventh year at SJK(C) Kong Ming Cawangan Kedua in Bandar Baru Ayer Itam, Penang.

More than 1,300 children from low-income families have so far benefitted from donations of over RM540,000 made by the foundation.

The objective is to advocate a caring society and help underprivileged community members enjoy the festive celebration while lessening the financial burden of low-income families with school-going children.

Other events held at the charity event included a new year-themed colouring contest for parents and children to foster closer relationships as well as inspire the young ones to enhance their creativity.

There were 14 winners in the three categories – four children won in the seven to nine age category, eight in the 10 to 12 age category and two in the secondary school category.

There was also a treasure hunt to enhance interaction among the children.

As in previous years, One To Tree Hope Foundation contributed RM30,000 to the Everloving Education Programme under the Sam Cheng Everloving Care Welfare Society Penang, a non- profit organisation established in 1997.

The education programme provides monthly financial aid to students from low-income families who have excelled academically.

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