Malaysians Prove They’re Still Kind And Generous With #KitaJagaKita
While Malaysians made headlines during the period of panic before the Movement Control Order (MCO), a new wave of action has risen since.
The #KitaJagaKita movement aims to link kind-hearted people with organizations working to assist groups badly affected by the MCO.
#KitaJagaKita is mainly calling for food items and cash donations. On the website, you can choose which organization to donate to.
For example, a group of NGOs will be buying and distributing food supplies for families with a budget of RM100 per family.
The Lost Food Project used to provide 56 charities with food weekly. They used to collect surplus food, but with the cancellation of events due to the MCO, they now require donations to keep the families dependent on those charities fed.
The #KitaJagaKita movement was started by local author Hanna Alkaf and supported by concerned citizens to look after each other in a time of need.
This is a crucial period for many Malaysians, since some soup kitchens have temporarily suspended services, leaving the homeless and the urban poor vulnerable and hungry.
The idea is similar to Caremongering, although Caremongering is a hyperlocal personal contribution to a person in need based on geographical location.
#KitaJagaKita aims to reach out to all Malaysians in need through the different charity organizations.
Any help is appreciated, especially in this time of need an uncertainty. Give what you can, whether that may be monetary donations, extra food supplies, or time and effort.
Together, let’s restore our faith in Malaysians!
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Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.