If you have yet to plan for this weekend and would like to chalk up some brownie points in the spirit of the forthcoming Ramadan, do drop by a charity bazaar in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Ummi Enterprise, which runs childcare centre Taska Ummi Sayang at No. 26, Jalan Rahim Kajai, TTDI, will be organising a mini charity bazaar at their premises [Sunday, 24th July 2011, 8am - 3pm] in aid of several worthy causes.
Below is their (edited) appeal. Do spare a minute or two to peruse through. The good folks behind this noble drive are known to me personally. Volunteerism is in their blood.
Assalamualaikum, Peace Upon Everyone & Greetings
On behalf of Ummi Enterprise, we wish to invite everyone on board this humble effort to please give your support and help raise funds for those very much in need.
We have identified an organization and some individuals we wish to give whatever assistance we can. They are:
Yayasan Chow Kit
This organization is very much committed to giving underprivileged children in Chow Kit, as young as newborn babies to 18 year-olds, a meaningful life.
They do get support from corporate bodies and other organizations. However, being responsible for the day-to-day caring and activities of these young people, funds are always not enough.
We have been to their centres, and have met the children and youth there and we believe Yayasan Chow Kit is doing a remarkable job.
Ummi Enterprise and our volunteers have decided to focus our assistance and help them make their Wish List a reality. This wish list is a list of essential items for the children's daily needs, i.e. from milk to tuition fees.
At the Bazaar, besides giving part of the proceeds, we plan to present their Wish List and hope to get pledges or contributions. The children and youth will also have a stall to sell their mocktails.
We all go through some 'roller coasters' in life, occasionally mild but some can give quite a jolt. Most times, when we tumble we pick ourselves up again and move on. But there are times when the fall is so hard that we need the support of others to help us through.
This is the case of the following individuals; after putting in so much effort, they need this push, a little break to get on with their respective lives.
Puan Nor Aini - is struggling to make ends meet, trying to get revenue to care for her bed-ridden husband suffering from cancer.
She is a strong-willed, resilient woman who doesn't know how to give up. Besides other efforts she had made so far, she is now embarking on a catering business to help sustain her income.
At the Bazaar, we will also be giving part of the proceeds to her, at the same time introducing and selling the food she is catering.
Zanariah and Rashidi - They are running a beautiful lodge in Rompin, Pahang, called The Muara Lodge; a great place for those who love fishing!
However, times are pretty bad for them, business has been extremely challenging. It would be a great shame to let go. They are in need of financial aid to help pick up their business.
They have been persevering to save the place, and have been looking at various avenues. So, we hope to give them the opportunity to promote their Lodge and help sell their merchandise and other items at the Bazaar in our effort to help market this Retreat.
The children of Chow Kit and these individuals are facing much challenges and difficulties. We are hoping, in our small way, to give them a break so that they can continue a healthy and stable life. And we hope you can lend us a helping hand and please give your kind support.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
1. We accept any form of contributions or sponsorships, such as:
- used but good condition clothes, shoes, bags, household items, toys, books/magazines (to be delivered to 16, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail or at the Taska address above BY OR BEFORE Thursday, July 21)
- cash or raw ingredients for the catering food eg chicken, lamb, potatoes, pasta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese
- Environmentally friendly paper cups, plates, bowls, take away boxes
- paper or shopping bags of different sizes to place purchased items
- if you wish to donate, especially with the coming of Ramadhan, 'telekung' and kain pelekat
for the children and youth of Yayasan Chow Kit, you can buy at the bazaar or place your
orders (Telekung: RM80 each for adult size; RM60 each for children size)
- Other donations in cash & kind
2. You are welcome to volunteer
- help promote the event
- help sell at the bazaar
- we need baby-sitters, those who love children and can occupy them with creative activities while parents attend the parenting and presentation sessions
- conduct activities
- help clean up, too
3. Attend the Yayasan Chow Kit Wish List and Muara Lodge presentations at 10 - 10:45am at the Bazaar
4. For young parents, come and join the Parenting Sharing Session at 11am at the Bazaar
5. Please be there with your family and friends!
Besides the catering food by Pn Nor Aini, there will be other scrumptious foodstuff and drinks, badge and costume jewelry making, massage, games and other activities.
For any inquiries, please call:
Aunty Zai: 017 872 2968.
Hana: 012 656 9876
We hope to see you at Bazaar. Please help spread the word and may The Almighty reward you abundantly for your kind deeds. Ameen.
PS: You may want to go to their link (here).
PS: You may want to go to their link (here).