Make a difference by participating in three-day charity event

CRSM secretary-general Ng Sing Phing. — William Gary/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians can get into the festive mood of sharing and caring by taking part in the BeWithYou Community Caring Campaign at Wisma MCA here until Wednesday (Dec 6).

Organised through a collaboration between the Crisis Relief Squad of MCA (CRSM) and GoCare, the three-day campaign gives people the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate by taking part in a range of charitable activities.

Held in conjunction with International Volunteer Day, the activity’s highlight will be the “Toy Story” campaign that will allow volunteers to repackage toys into their own self-painted gift boxes.

These gift boxes will then be delivered to disadvantaged and Orang Asli communities across the country.

“This activity is designed to provide volunteers the ability to express their efforts through their own personal creative touch.

“These unique creations promise to bring about an extra special sense of joy and warmth to children during the holiday season,” said CRSM secretary-general Ng Sing Phing at the event‘s launch ceremony on Tuesday (Dec 5).

The campaign, which began yesterday (Dec 4), also features monsoon flood charity crowdfunding, charity bazaars, charity food trucks and many other collaborative efforts with various groups.

“We hope to inspire increased compassion and solidarity among the people while fostering a more inclusive and caring society of like-minded individuals who work together to help vulnerable groups through difficult times,” she added.

To this, Ng highlighted the important role that the government and businesses can play in helping the needy.

“The government must pay close attention and be prepared to extend additional assistance to low-income groups when necessary.

“The business community on the other hand should intensify its embrace of corporate social responsibility by cultivating a robust volunteer culture among its employees while actively contributing to creation of job opportunities for the underprivileged,” she said.

Also attending the launch was Johor health and unity committee chairman Ling Tian Soon who extended his support for the event.

“This event will serve as a powerful catalyst in capturing the attention of people from various diverse backgrounds and directing them towards the needs of the vulnerable.

“This will help foster a sense of warmth and care within the community and inspire many others to join the ranks of volunteers,” he said at the event.

Those interested in participating in the campaign can check out the activities in the lobby area of Wisma MCA here until tomorrow (Dec 6) or check out other ways to help through

Meanwhile, those eager to volunteer for future efforts can contact CRSM through 03-2203 3979 or contact the CRSM Facebook page for more information.

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