In conjunction with the upcoming Christmas celebration, some 21 occupants of the Persatuan Kebajikan Rumah Orang Kurang Upaya, Pasir Puteh (a home for the disabled) were appreciated via the BIOFRI Christmas Charity Drive today (December 22).
BIOFRI is a health supplement product. It’s an amino antioxidant collagen beverage which aids in countering skin cells issues such as dullness, wrinkles and early skin aging.
According to the founder of BIOFRI, Frida Khong, who’s also the main organiser, the charity drive is a CSR project to reach out to the unfortunate.
“We’ve chosen four welfare homes around town to contribute our aid, besides to celebrate Christmas which is just around the corner.
“Some RM17,860 worth of items were contributed to the home, such as wheelchairs, disposable pampers and water filtration machines, among many more.
“Hopefully, the contribution eases care for the occupants, especially the disabled,” she told reporters.
The other three beneficiary welfare homes that received aid through their representatives are Lovely Villa Home Care, Pusat Jagaan Seri Cahaya and Victory Care Centre.
Meanwhile, Perak state assemblyman for Pasir Pinji constituency, Howard Lee Chuan How was present as a guest of honour. He also donated RM1,000 to the welfare home.
He expressed that the unfortunate shouldn’t be forgotten, particularly when nearing a major festive celebration, regardless of race and religion.
“The many individuals and parties who came forward to assist the unfortunate are worth being exemplified by the public. That concern is able to strengthen inter-ethnic relations.
“It’s also crucial in providing moral support so that the disabled do not feel excluded,” Howard urged.
Director of the welfare home, Mary Govinsamy, 70, conveyed her appreciation towards all who came forward to contribute their aid.
“The occupants are aged between 6 months old to 57 years old. They’re overjoyed today, knowing that there are still individuals with kind hearts to help and spread cheer to the underprivileged.
“Utmost gratitude for the concern shown. The received aid will lessen our burden and be of delight for the occupants,” she expressed.