HAND-IN-HAND CHARITY PROGRAM

Hand in hand Charity Program

TARGET BENEFICIARY

The Hand-in-Hand Charity Program is created to extend Great Heart Charity Association’s (Persatuan Kasih Sejati) services to the following 3 target groups:
Hand-in-hand Charity Program - Individual Cases

1. INDIVIDUAL CASES

  • Dialysis Patients
  • Underprivileged Families
  • Single Parent Families
Hand-in-hand Charity Program - Centers

2. CENTERS

  • Old Folk Homes
  • Orphanages
  • Disability Centers
Hand-in-hand Charity Program - Orang Asli Project

3. ORANG ASLI PROJECTS

OBJECTIVE

1. INDIVIDUAL CASES

The plight of underprivileged families rarely receives the same amount of attention or exposure from the media and internet as they hardly have access to these channels to highlight their predicament. Therefore, we reach out to this target group by allocating funds and resources to mitigate some of their burden. There are two categories under this support client group.

  • 1.1 Dialysis Cases
  • Many are not aware of the difficult physical and emotional battle kidney patients may face, and the financial challenges they encounter. Going for treatments three times a week can bring their treatment costs up to RM3500/month. This has caused many financial difficulties for the low-income patient. Some patients even refuse treatment because they do not want to be a financial burden to their families.

  • How we help?
  • Great Heart supports 15 families undergoing dialysis treatment every month by subsidizing their monthly medical fees of up to RM720 per family. This amounts totals to RM10,800 per month in charitable expenses for this support group.

  • How you can help?
    1. Monetary donation to support this group. Amount required is RM7,200 per month or RM129,600 per year.

    2. Volunteer your time to visit the family once a month to provide care and concern to them. Up to 30 volunteers are required, with 2 volunteers caring for each of the 15 families.

  • 1.2 Underprivileged Family Cases
  • From temporarily losing earning capability due to sudden medical condition, to single parent families who live from hand to mouth but wishes to fund their children’s studies so that they could have a better future. Each of these underprivileged families is going through a rough patch and a little assistance goes a long way for them.

  • How we help?
  • Great Heart further supports 15 poor underprivileged families with monthly groceries support of up to RM300 per family, with Great Heart’s team of volunteers buying and sending the groceries to each respective families on monthly basis.

  • How you can help?
    1. Monetary donation to support this group. Amount required is RM4,500 per month or RM54,000 per year, while a further RM20,000 is allocated as ad-hoc funding for underprivileged emergency cases.

    2. Volunteer your time to visit the family once a month to assist them in buying their groceries and necessities from the assistance funding allocated to them, while providing care and concern to them at the same time. Up to 30 volunteers are required, with 2 volunteers caring for each of the 15 families.

2. Centres

As most of the centres such as orphanages, old folks’ home, and disabled home is an establishment that usually receives some form of exposure from the media in one way or another, we take a different approach to cater to these underprivileged groups. Rather than providing them with financial assistance, we arrange various activities to take care of the mental wellbeing of these underprivileged groups.

  • How we help?
  • Great Heart will organise an activity for a selected centre every month, which aims to shower the centre’s residents, be it children, old folks, or friends with disability, with love and happiness. The activity includes visits to zoos, theme parks, and cinemas, or luncheon, day trips, and festival celebrations.

  • How you can help?
    1. Monetary donation to support the activities. Amount required is RM3,000 per month or RM36,000 per year.

    2. Volunteer your time to help out during the activities that will usually be either half-day or full-day. Confirmed activities that requires volunteers will be posted in Great Heart’s Facebook.

3. Orang Asli Villages

Orang Asli is the indigenous people of Malaysia and is among one of the poorest communities in the country. Most are staying in villages deep in the jungle with no access to electricity or clean water supply due to accessibility constraint.

  • How we help?
  • Every year, Great Heart arrange for 2 to 3 visitation day trips into various Orang Asli villages with a team of doctors and volunteers to provide free medical check-up to the villagers. As most of these villagers do not have access to proper medical facilities and services, the medical check-up session serves an important role in diagnosing any medical condition that the villagers may have unknowingly.

  • How you can help?
    1. Monetary donation to support the activities. Amount required is RM3,000 per trip or RM9,000 per year.

    2. Volunteer your time to help out at the activity, especially if you are a medical practitioner or a registered nurse. As the villages are usually located in remote areas, seats for volunteers would be limited due to logistic issue.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE

  1. Day trips
  2. Monthly daily-goods support
  3. Medical Check-up
  4. Ad-hoc Medication Fund Support
  5. Great Heart Community Centre for local community