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.
The buffet style lunch had a few vegetarian dishes and the only meat item was chicken. There was a takeaway section and many guests took their food away. 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 distributed to the needy pupils and their families and orphanages. Food was delivered to the homes for the aged and children with special needs.
Grace Margaret, spokesperson for MTRS said that they raised a marginal profit to cover part of their operating costs. Grace added that owing to the growing number of students attending Saturday tuition classes, they are looking for more volunteers and teachers to coach the needy students. They are in need of exercise books and stationery items.
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
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