WHEELCHAIR DONATION BY JM AUTO GALLERY (ALOR STAR) SDN. BHD
LENDING A HELPING HAND
In view of the current pandemic, Lions Club of Alor Star and Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Amal Muhibah Alor Setar decided to extend a helping hand to our underprivileged dialysis patients at Pusat Dialisis NKF – Kelab Lions Alor Star (Alor Setar).
On 4th September 2021, Leo Club President, Lion Ray Tan Kah Hoe and Local Committee Chairman, Lion Ng Ah Kheng along with the representatives from Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Amal Muhibah Alor Setar, Ms. Lee Lai Tee, Ms. Lee Siew Chek, and Mr. Chuan Teck Keng presented in monetary donation of RM12,760 and face shields to the Centre Manager of Pusat Dialisis NKF – Kelab Lions Alor Star (Alor Setar), Staff Nurse Ang Bee Moy.
A total of 58 patients benefitted from this generous donation. Each patient received RM220 along with a face shield. We truly appreciate the generosity and gracious efforts of the Lions Club of Alor Star and Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Amal Muhibah Alor Setar in helping our underprivileged patients.
TIMELY AID TO THE NEEDY DURING THE WHITE FLAG MOVEMENT
On 17 August 2021, the Lions Club of Alor Star donated 20 sets of care packs to our dialysis patients at Pusat Dialisis NKF – Kelab Lions Alor Star (Alor Setar) to lighten the financial burden of our patients and their families.
Besides rice pack, the care pack contained food items such as instant noodles, Milo pack, biscuits, mihun, and condensed milk and soap powder.
We would like to convey our gratitude to the Lions Club of Alor Star for their generous and continuous support.
STELLA MARIS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL DONATES RM16,000 TO NKF
Stella Maris International School (SMIS) in Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, held true to its commitment to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) despite having school close during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The school managed to collect RM16,000, which was over and above last year’s collection of RM13,406. Year after year, SMIS has never lost sight of its annual Kidney Awareness Day charity drive among its pupils and their parents, teachers, administrative staff as well as well-wishers.
However, this year’s programme was subdued due to the closure of schools. Students and teachers had to forgo the usual school presentations that contextualise the issue of poor health outcomes experienced globally by millions of patients with kidney disease.
They reminisced on past years when everyone showed up in red, in solidarity with NKF to commemorate World Kidney Day.
Although this year’s charity drive was facilitated merely through a passing of the hat, the outcome was impressive with parents, teachers and staff giving their unstinting support.
A large donation was soon collected. SMIS Damansara President, Professor Dr. B.C. Tan thanked everyone who generously supported the cause.
In the past six years, the school has raised over RM85,000 for NKF Malaysia.
“It is heartening to see the generosity of the SMIS family and others recognised in a cheque presentation of RM16,000 made to the NKF this year despite the challenges of the pandemic,” said Dr. BC Tan. “Taking a leaf from Mahatma Gandhi, ‘Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you but it is most important that you do it’. “Hence, this is Stella Maris’ way of saying we care and we are here to help,” he added.
CARE PACKS GIVEAWAY BY SUN LIFE MALAYSIA
In conjunction with World Diabetes Day, Sun Life Malaysia contributed 200 Care Packs to Pusat Dialisis NKF – Dato’ Dr. G.A. Sreenevasan (Petaling Jaya). Each Care Pack consists of nutritional snacks and a fun comic book.
On 12 November 2021, Puan Emilia Jonid (Branding and Communications Manager) presented the Care Packs to Staff Nurse Najihah Bt Zubir (Second-inCommand), Datin Shobana Subramaniam (Head of Branding, Communications and Fundraising) and Puan Norhidayah Binti Mazlan (Admin Assistant).
NKF Malaysia would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Sun Life Malaysia for its kind and generous support.
INDULGE IN MOONCAKES – FOR A GOOD DEED
This year, the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) joined forces with Oversea Group of Companies once again for our annual mooncake charity project to raise funds for NKF’s underprivileged kidney failure patients. We are delighted to announce that this project had successfully raised RM 30, 711.85.
As a non-profit organisation, NKF depends on public generosity and corporate funding to provide subsidised dialysis treatments for the 1,723 kidney failure patients, who are from the lower income group, at
our 28 dialysis centres nationwide. However, it has been an economically challenging period for us – with difficulty in garnering the community’s support for our various fundraising campaigns − resulting n 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 halal certified mooncake came in two sets at RM68 per box (set of 4 pieces):
Set A: Lotus Paste 1 Yolk, Assorted Fruits & Nuts, Red Bean and Shanghai Mooncake 1 Yolk.
Set B: 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).
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all our donors over the years for their fervent support towards this annual mooncake charity project.
FUNDRAISING AT BUKIT UNGGUL COUNTRY CLUB
As the pandemic began to ease, NKF set-up a merchandise booth at the Bukit Unggul Country Club, Dengkil on the 23th and 24th of October 2021. It was indeed a great relief for us, to conduct a faceto-face fundraising event with the public. As the state moved into Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), our event continued to adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) of Covid-19.
This fundraising event was organized to promote NKF merchandise (Foldable Canvas Bag, Car Signage, Wristband, Fridge Magnet, and Button Badge) and to raise funds in aid of our underprivileged kidney failure patients.
A number of golfers purchased our merchandise and expressed their gratitude, as they were able to share their support in raising funds for our underprivileged dialysis patients.
Last but not least, we would like to thank the Bukit Unggul Country Club for their great support in helping us to organize our fundraising event successfully.