Monday, September 29, 2014

Meals on Wheels (MOW) Food Bank - Dedicated volunteers ensure groceries are delivered every month

Without fail, our regular MOW volunteers (Brother Andrew, Bro Ivan and Bro Swee Keong) will spend a good part of their Sunday morning, every month, to deliver groceries to our MOW Food Bank families. Their commitment to this task is truly commendable, and very much appreciated.

Groceries were delivered to families in PPR Desa Rejang and Gombak Setia.

Thank you to our donors of MOW Food Bank Program ... your kind contribution ensures the families and their children do not go to school hungry.

Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of: Bro Ivan

Meals on Wheels (MOW) Celebrate - Deepavali at Selangor Children Welfare Home (Sunday, 19th Oct 2014)

Selangor Children Welfare Home (Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Selangor) was established in 2004. Under the management of Madam Usah and her group of six caretakers, the Home cares for 42 children, of which one child is an orphan and the rest are mostly left in the Home by single mothers. Most of the children are above 12 to 18 years, ten are 12 years and below, including a 1 year old baby. All the children are still in school.

With so many children to care for, it is no wonder, the Home was bustling with activities when Bro Tommy and I visited the Home in the afternoon of Saturday, 27th Sep. Lunch was just over, and some of the kids are just chatting, while others are helping with the laundry.

There was also a group of well-wishers who brought gifts to the delight of the children.

Several weeks ago, Madam Usah was in a quandary ... the Home where the boys were staying was burned to the ground, and all 42 children had to squeeze into a single storey house where the girls were staying.

However, after about a month, they managed to rent another house nearby, and they are all ready to celebrate Deepavali.

Meals on Wheels will be bringing cheer to the Home, after their recent misfortune, details as below:

Details of event
Day/Date: Sunday, 19 October 2014
Time: 10:45am to 2:00pm
Venue: Selangor Children Welfare Home, 181, Persiaran Sg. Keramat, Taman Klang Utama, 42100 Klang (picture below has map of the vicinity of the Home and the GPS coordinates - top left of picture)

10:45am            Gather at Ti-Ratana Penchala
11:00am            Depart for Selangor Children Welfare Home
11:45am            Arrive and get organized
12:00pm            Lunch 
12:45pm            Entertainment and Games for the Children
1:30pm              Presentation of wish list items
1:45pm              Group photograph
2:00pm              Event ends

Wish List
The Home requested for clothes dryers and dish trolleys. We are also looking for contributions for the event such as lunch, goodie bags, Indian sweets/muruku, and entertainment/games for the children.

Please note for wish list items:

  • Clothes dryers, dish trolleys, utility box - we have pre-ordered from a store in Klang, and anyone who wishes to partially/fully sponsor this can donate cash.
  • Goodie bags - donors can either buy and pack the goodie bags and bring to the Home on the 19th Oct (please let us know if you are doing so, and it will be good if the 50 goodie bags contain similar contents), or donate cash and we will buy/pack the goodie bags.
  • Lunch - we will order from a restaurant in Klang, and donor can sponsor partially/fully by donating cash.
  • Indian sweets and muruku - donors can either buy these items and bring to the Home on the 19th Oct (please let us know if you are doing so), or donate cash and we will buy the items.

Unit cost
Clothes dryers

Dish trolleys + utility box

Goodie bags for children

Lunch (50 pax at Home & 10 volunteers)

Fresh fruits (60 pax)

Bro Andrew, Ivan, Tommy
Indian sweets and muruku




Our bank account details are as below:

Account Name: Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala
CIMB Account No: 14660000259057

If you are donating cash via online transfer/ATM/counter transaction, kindly email a copy of the receipt to or take a picture and Whatsapp to 012-2409020.

Apart from these, we are also seeking individuals or group of individuals who have experience in organizing entertainment/activities children, including dancing, singing, games, etc.

If you have any questions or need more details, please call Bro Tommy at 012-2409020 or email

For logistic and security reasons, all volunteers who wish to participate in this event are requested to pre-register your name and contact number with us by emailing

Please arrive at the Ti-Ratana Penchala Centre by 10:45am sharp. We shall convoy together to Klang thereafter. No transportation will be provided, so kindly ensure you make your own arrangements if you wish to carpool with other volunteers to get to the event venue and back to the Centre.

Brighten this Diwali with your smile…spread cheer, spread laughter...

Come join Meals on Wheels in making

this Diwali a special day for the children.

Posted by: Kim
Pictures of burnt orphanage courtesy of:
Other pictures from: Kim & Bro Tommy

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Meals on Wheels (MOW) Food Bank - Giving in the spirit of Merdeka

“Malaysia where love grows”, the theme for 57th Merdeka celebration ... this describes exactly what Meals on Wheels is trying to achieve, i.e. to encourage GIVING, SHARING, CARING AND LOVING especially with the less fortunate.

In our MOW Food Bank delivery yesterday, we distributed Malaysian flags to our recipients who happily waved the flags displaying their patriotism and grateful for the help they are receiving from a caring society.

One of the recipient, Mr Maran and his family have been in our MOW Food Bank program for the past 2 years. His family recently went through a traumatic time as his 14 year old son, Sasi who has cerebral palsy (and blind), was admitted to the ICU in KLGH, with serious lung infection, high fever and difficulty in breathing. With proper care from the good doctors, and a very loving family, plus all the prayers and blessings, he was finally discharged 3 days ago. He was in the hospital for almost a month. His mother, Vijaya, said he is "50% okay". Doctor from KLGH now visits Sasi at home once a week.

Sasi and his Mother in the hospital.
Mr Maran and his boys in Sentul, with Bro Swee Keong

Uncle Chin and his family in Sg Besi
Mdm Ngai and her chubby youngest boy in Kepong, with Bro Ivan
Wena and her son Fei Hong in Jinjang
Mr Leong with his groceries, to be shared with his diabetic wife and a brother-in-law who had kidney failure.
And last but not least, our Bro Andrew with his favourite "kids" in Jinjang

Thank you to our kind donors of the MOW Food Bank program who made sure these families have food on their table.

Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of: Bro Ivan