THE Chinese New Year period was a perfect time for Da Ma Cai to launch its RM1,000,000 Annual Community Aid Charity programme to give back to the less fortunate.
The programme provides financial assistance to residents, trainers and members of 80 charitable organisations. It was launched at the premises of one of the beneficiaries, Ti-Ratana Welfare Society.
“Buddhists emphasise giving to others. By being kind to others and ourselves, we can create a more peaceful world,” said Ti-Ratana founder and advisor Datuk K. Sri Dhammaratana in his speech at the presentation ceremony.
Da Ma Cai managing director Datuk Seri Tan Kong Han said the nationwide programme was an initiative that aims to support sustainable development in communities across the country.
“Partnership is key to achieving these goals. We encourage charitable organisations to come together to share experiences and address common issues such as manpower and rising costs
“With this, they are able to mobilise both existing and additional resources in taking effective solutions that can address these challenges.
“Through such collaborations, charitable organisations particularly smaller ones can create an impactful outcome that is greater than what they could have achieved on their own,” he said.
Angels Children’s Home Kuala Lumpur Welfare Association president William Chang said the financial aid from Da Ma Cai was much appreciated, while the presentation ceremony served as a great platform to network with other organisations and be inspired with new ideas and approaches.
Thirty charity bodies from Klang Valley received donations amounting to RM380,000 while four organisations in Pahang received a total of RM40,000 during the event.
For the northern region, 24 charitable organisations in Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak will be getting financial aid worth RM300,000.
In the southern region, 22 welfare homes in Negri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor will be receiving RM280,000 in total.