Recently, I was approached by a gentleman on the phone regarding a charity foundation drive in PJ. It took 2 missed calls until I returned the call and understand what it’s about. His name is Jino. A young Chinese part-time volunteer for YS Charity Foundation. He was promoting a charity awareness drive and politely requested for my address to send me a booklet with the respective information of the charity and it’s mission.
I am someone who is skeptical giving away my address to strangers but as I have sometime before heading to my next viewing, I asked more about the foundation. He was speaking in simple Mandarin which I understand and he roughly explain the condition of the place, its inhabitants and how they would like to spread the awareness and get more people to support the foundation.
I told him he won’t need to send me the booklet as it’s redundant. I’ve made up my mind that I’ll make contributions to the foundation after searching in Google while talking to him on the phone. He sent me a couple of pictures and a video of the place and what it needs and it’ll be exactly what I’ll do if I were to do charity.
I’m gathering pace now with some of my friends who wants to do something similar. We are arranging a visit soon with contributions of daily necessities and some used items that is of course, functional and appropriate. It’s not easy to get a lot of people behind this initially so I was rolling this with my wife as starters. We are planning to have our first visit in early October once we have the gang and stuff ready! Do let us know if you are keen to join us or simply want to make contributions/donations to it. It’ll be great!
The stuff they need are the usual ones we do. But to them, it could be a little luxury if we could get them something special and a little more. I have to say the final amount to run that place is not exactly cheap. Although most of it are considered the least of what it could be, it’s still require more support from the community to keep it running.
I was told the place is occupied with different group of under privileged individuals. From old folks to little ones (not sure of their background as of now) and the disabled, it is one of the sanctuary for them to obtain shelter and care with constant help from the public. What Jino and the rest of the volunteers are doing is commendable and worth the cause.
My heartfelt wishes to the people in YS Charity Foundation and kudos to all the workers, volunteers and contributors! You guys are the shining light of humanity restoration which is well placed with your ongoing and unconditional support!
I’ll leave this post with a video link of the YS Charity Foundation. Will do another post after our visit. Hope to hear from you all and God Bless!
“I’ve always believed that these are the angels sent by God to constantly remind us of how we should look at ourselves to learn to be grateful, loving, compassionate and how blessed our lives is. We don’t have to feel sorry for them for they already have a special place in heaven once their mission is complete”.
You can read more of YS Charity Foundation from some of these sources although it is not many at the moment.
友善残障福利中心 – YS Charity Foundation Facebook Page.