Four Young Malaysians Are Donating Infant Milk & Diapers To Needy Families & They Need Your Help
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The economic fallout of the Movement Control Order (MCO) has left many families and children hungry.
Wanting to lend a helping hand to the affected families, four young Malaysians banded together to form â€˜Projek Hadiah Untuk Si Comelâ€™ – an initiative to donate infant milk powder and diapers for marginalised children.
The four young Malaysians are Mahen Rao, Simranjit Kaur, Koh Sze Jie and lawyer-activist Asheeq Ali Seethi Alivi – who began this project in early April after they realised that kids were being deprived of essential needs at this difficult time.
Milk and diapers are two most expensive essentials for kids, and we thought of doing something to help ease the financial burden of Malaysians, and as such, we started this initiative.Asheeq Ali to Malay Mail.
And so, the four good Samaritans began donating infant formula, milk powder and diapers to any child in need from various states.
In an interview with Malay Mail, Asheeq reveals that they do not discriminate who receives their help, donating the essentials to both Malaysians and foreigners, who are mostly migrant workers.
As of 21st April, they’ve successfully helped at least 249 kids from all over Malaysia.
The cost for each child is about RM60 including delivery costs and the group and close to RM14,000 has been spent to help the marginalised children. Due to limited funding, diapers are provided only to special needs children and those aged 3 years and below.
However, the project is in trouble as theyâ€™re starting to run out of funds, with less than RM3,000 left to feed 219 children on their waiting list.
Asheeq told Malay Mail that the group needs RM9,000 to feed the children, some of whom are fed diluted sweetened creamer and sugarless tea or coffee by desperate parents to stave off their hunger.
We do not want any kids to sleep in hunger.Asheeq Ali to Malay Mail.
Asheeq has been actively posting information and distribution updates of the project on his Facebook and local caremongering groups, which has warmed the hearts of many touched by the group’s kindness.
If youâ€™d like to contribute to â€˜Projek Hadiah Untuk Si Comelâ€™, more information can be found here.
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