Geng Xin Tang is a coffin donation program which is in cooperation with funeral associations to provide free coffin/urns and funeral services to the poor, underprivileged, or unaccompanied deceased. Established by Great Heart Charity Association in 2013, it is registered as non-profit organisation in 2016 under the name of Persatuan Kebajikan Kasih Semadi (PPM-006-10-10022016).
This program aims to extend the traditional Chinese culture – coffin donation, to accord unfortunates with a basic coffin and a proper funeral. The coffin burial is believed to be a great merit and serve to keep the last dignity of the deceased.
The coffin donation program in Geng Xin Tang covers three main categories:
- Unclaimed bodies from the hospital whose body is left unclaimed for months up until half a year.
- Member of underprivileged families whose his/her family is unable to afford the funeral cost.
- Elderlies from old folks’ homes who do not have family members.