Monday, December 31, 2012

MOW FOOD BANK - Extra goodies for the last MOW Food Bank delivery for 2012

Families in the MoW Food Bank program were delighted with the extra goodies they received this month. In addition to the usual grocery items, their children also received school bags, stationery items and exercise books.

One of the children from Jinjang who is going on to Form 1 in 2013 also received a pair of shoes, 2 white shirts and 2 pairs of pants courtesy of June. His books will be covered by Andrew.

Starting from Jan 2013, MoW's Food Bank program will be expanded to 14 families.  The cost of the groceries is about RM100 per family per month. We welcome sponsorship from donors to help pay for the groceries for this program. If you wish to contribute to this program, please contact June at or 03-7784 9002.

Thank you in advance for your kind support of these families.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

MOW CELEBRATE - Sharing Festive Cheer with the Orang Asli Community in Pulau Indah

These happy faces are testament to the joyful feelings of the volunteers and recipients, both young and old, at the Orang Asli Village in Pulau Indah.

 These pictures were taken last Sunday, 9th Dec 2012, when Ti-Ratana MoW celebrated Christmas with this community.

The children had a whale of a time with a line-up of exciting activities served up to them. Catherine played MC and host, and entertained the children with fun and simple Q&A and rewarding them with candies and lollies.

 The mothers were also given the chance to express their feelings and wishes.

 Derrick and friends played some fun games with prizes and taught them to do the infamous Gangnam dance, which further jazzed up the jovial mood.

Everyone was then treated to a delicious chicken curry lunch, complete with pudding cups and gingerbread cookies for dessert.

 And no MoW party will be complete without presentation of goodie bags to the families. In addition to the basic stuff like sugar, mee hoon, cooking oil and salt, the families also received Danish butter cookies, Horlicks 3 in 1 packs, Ribena, instant noodles, sweetened creamer, a bar of soap and a tee-shirt.

But the thing that got them most excited was the pre-loved clothes, shoes, soft toys, etc. It was such a sight seeing the children and their parents sorting out and choosing the items that they like ... kinda like MoW "pasar malam" (night market)!

The Star Online crew joined us at the event and interviewed our Chairman as well as the mothers and children. Click below to view their coverage of the event.

It was indeed a Sunday well-spent for the volunteers ... serving lunch, playing games, mingling and chatting with the mothers and children, but most of all, the satisfaction and gratification from seeing the smiling and delighted faces of these folks is priceless.

All these would not have been possible without the contribution from our volunteers and donors:

Julia Choong
Stella Chai
Angeline Kwan
Cody Cheah
Mary Chia
Lynn Yap
Frank Low
Wileen Ng
Magdeling Chin
Caroline Chan
Carmen Choo
Tommy Teh
Leong Leng Kuan
Pauline Yong
Dennis Pet
Balasubramanian Thevarayan
Christine Low
Michelle Ku
Stone Empire Marketing Sdn. Bhd
Jennifer Kuah of Asianage Holdings
Paul Onn and Jenny Chan
Tan Lay Hwa
Yong Ah Hing
Madam Kim and Mr See
Dr. TC
Sharyn wong
Brother Billy's workshop and his participants.
Malaysian Steel
Wendy Chiam
Tan Hooi Suan
Choong Mong Phng
Felicia Ng



Do join us as we embark on our next project for this community, i.e. to set-up a children’s library

Before we departed, the Head of External Affairs, En Sunyi requested our help to set up a library for the children. We will definitely do our best to fulfill the community’s wish to have a library. We will be grateful for contribution of used and new books that we hope will cultivate good reading habits amongst the children.

Posted by
Kim Yeap

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

MOW FOOD BANK - continues to deliver groceries to poor families

MoW Food Bank grocery delivery for the month of November was carried out on the 27th.

Maran and Vijaya's family is always our first stop in our MoW Food Bank delivery rounds. We forgot that it is school holidays and arrived at 8:15am, to find the children were all still asleep! So instead of taking the usual pictures of the family with the groceries, we snapped a picture in the bedroom.

Vijaya requested for book shelves for the children to keep their books. A week later, we delivered two simple bookshelves to the family.

Next stop ... PPR Taman Melati in Gombak. As usual, the families are already awaiting our arrival at the car park next to the block of flats they live in.

Ivan and Andrew delivered the groceries to the two families in Jinjang in the same week.

Thanks to our generous donors who have supported the MoW Food Bank program since its inception in Oct 2012. We planned to expand the program to include more of the urban poor families. If you wish to contribute to this program, please contact June at