No Frills Charity Lunch

Mother Teresa’s Reading Shelter (MTRS) organised a fundraising charity lunch at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall. It was not an extravagant event and the tickets were priced at RM10 which was affordable for the man in the street. Most of the guests were members of the parish, their relatives and friends. It was buffet style and there was a take-away section.

Vegetarian and non-vegetarian food were served and the only meat dish was chicken. Though the food was simple, it was tasty and people did not expect much for RM10. In spite of the long queue, people were patient.

As part of their Feed-the-Poor Programme, well-wishers were encouraged to buy tickets and donate them to MTRS. These tickets were used to invite some 200 children from a number of homes, poor families and single mothers to enjoy a hearty meal.

Grace Margaret, spokesperson for MTRS informed that they raised RM15,000 and the money would be used for operating costs. They need volunteers to teach students on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. Well-wishers can donate food items such as milo, milk powder, biscuits as well as cash. With additional funds more activities could be organised.

Grace thanked everyone for their support, especially the volunteers for their services including sale of tickets and the Parish Priest for his encouragement.

“We can do no great things; only small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

For further details call 05 241 0751.


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