Sponsored by Canning Dim Sum, Ipoh Love & Care Society hosted a Raya open house for the underprivileged kids and their families who are under the society’s care. The annual Raya treat was held on Friday, June 22 with the Member of Parliament for Ipoh Timor, Wong Kah Woh and the assemblywoman for Canning, Jenny Choy as guests of honour.
“What we do is we investigate if a family is genuinely in need then we do the reach out. Besides excelling academically, we want the children from underprivileged homes to have values and confidence so they could work with the community after they have finished their studies,” said Ceylyn Tay, vice president of Ipoh Love & Care Society. The president, Michael Chong, was also present.
The kids received Raya ang pow while a student pursuing higher education received a laptop. The charity function also saw Canning Dim Sum Sdn Bhd presenting a cheque of RM2000 for Tabung Harapan Malaysia.
Established in 1998, Ipoh Love & Care Society is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping the less fortunate from all religions and ethnicities. Managed by volunteers and supported by public donations, the NGO works with the local community to ease the burden of the poor, the sick and the handicapped. With about 1000 members, the society also aids victims of disasters and organises educational programmes as well as blood and organ donation campaigns.
Readers interested to donate or know more can call the society’s treasurer, Cheryl Wong at 017 525 3887.