By the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Malaysia
Following their success in the previous years, the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) is once again joining forces with Oversea Group of Companies for their annual mooncake charity project to raise funds for NKF’s underprivileged kidney failure patients.
From now until September 30, Malaysians can purchase the NKF mooncakes with assurance that all funds raised will be donated directly to NKF Malaysia.
“As a non-profit organisation, NKF depends on public generosity and corporate funding to provide subsidised dialysis treatments at our 27 dialysis centres nationwide for the 1,723 kidney failure patients who are from the lower income group. However, it has been an economically challenging period for us – with difficulty in garnering the community’s support for our various fundraising campaigns − resulting in NKF’s available funds being stretched to the limit. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on Malaysians and it has not spared anyone, including NGOs like NKF. Amid such tough circumstances, we are doing our best to source funding for our constant efforts to provide the subsidised dialysis treatments,” said Mr. Chua Hong Wee, Chief Executive Officer of NKF Malaysia.
The Mooncakes are 100% halal certified and come in two available sets:
Set A: This box includes a normal 4-piece set of mooncakes; Lotus Paste 1 Yolk, Assorted Fruits & Nuts, Red Bean and Shanghai Mooncake 1 Yolk for RM 68 per box.
Set B: This box includes a normal 4-piece set of mooncakes; Green Tea with Red Bean (Green Tea Lotus Paste & Red Bean), Royal Fairy 1 Yolk (Lotus Paste & Mung Bean), Golden Starlight 1 Yolk (Pandan Lotus Paste & Mung Bean) and Cherry Blossom 1 Yolk (Sakura Flower Lotus Paste) for RM 68 per box.
“This annual mooncake charity project is part of our fundraising initiatives in order to support our ongoing mission for over 30 years and we would truly appreciate the support and generosity of the community. We cannot do it alone, and we need your help. Together, we can give our patients a lifeline and help save lives!” he added.
Members of the public can also spread the joy and celebration by sponsoring the mooncakes to NKF patients and their families.
As NKF embraces the New Normal with full force – adhering to physical distancing and public health guidelines for this charitable act, those interested in purchasing the NKF mooncakes can find out more through www.shopee.com.my/nkfmy or the Shopee app.
*Do note that although mooncakes are also available in Oversea Restaurants in Ipoh, the proceeds from the purchases made there will not be channelled to NKF. Readers who wish to contribute to the charity are advised to place orders directly from the Shopee link provided.
Alternatively, donors can also access the online order form at www.nkf.org.my/support-us/project-campaign/mooncake/ . Payment can be made via credit card, cheque or postal order, as well as cash via deposit or online-banking transfer. Proof of payment is to be attached to the completed order forms and returned via fax or email.
Members of the public who are interested in contributing towards NKF’s efforts for its dialysis patients can find out more through NKF’s website at www.nkf.org.my or call 03-7954 9048 ext. 218/207.