Hope Place do­nates over 200 rice packs to Hospi­tal Sen­tosa

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KUCHING: Hope Place founder Kelvin Wan handed over 200 packs of rice to Tabung Ke­ba­jikan Peru­batan Malaysia Hospi­tal Sen­tosa here yes­ter­day.

The do­na­tion was re­ceived by Kota Sen­tosa med­i­cal so­cial of­fi­cer Fatimah Sharaie.

Wan said the do­na­tion was for men­tal pa­tients un­der the care of the hospi­tal.

On a re­lated mat­ter, he said Hope Place was short of chil­dren’s di­a­pers size L and XXL and En­sure milk.

“The spe­cial milk is for the dis­abled el­derly,” he said.

Hope Place is an NGO that vis­its poor and less for­tu­nate fam­i­lies to con­trib­ute es­sen­tial food items like rice, cook­ing oil, sugar, salt, bis­cuits and noo­dles.

Many of th­ese fam­i­lies or in­di­vid­u­als barely earn enough to get through the month, and are grate­ful with the as­sis­tance of th­ese ba­sic ne­ces­si­ties de­liv­ered to them. For fam­i­lies with chil­dren with spe­cial needs or with el­derly or dis­abled peo­ple, the NGO pro­vides milk pow­der, oat and di­a­pers as well.

It car­ries out its aid de­liv­er­ies once ev­ery two months be­cause of the many fam­i­lies on its re­cip­i­ents list. Cur­rently it is sup­port­ing more than 160 fam­i­lies.

For more in­for­ma­tion on how to help them to help the needy, call Hope Place at 013-567 2775 (hot­line) or the of­fice at 082- 68 3378 from 8.30am to 12 noon and 2pm to 5pm dur­ing week­days and 9am to 12 noon on Satur­days.

Those mak­ing a do­na­tion should re­quest for a re­ceipt from the staff at Hope Place. Cash do­na­tions can be di­rectly banked-in to Per­sat­uan Ke­ba­jikan Hara­pan Kuching at May­bank ac­count 5112- 89001160.

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