(八打灵再也,2月10日讯)为了让弱势儿童能为自己办年货以欢庆新年,数名双威大学的学生通过耕心慈善 “关爱你,关爱我”教育计划 在MyTown购物商场策划了一项 “慈善FUN购物FUN庆新年”的活动。除了50位来自甘露亭宏愿之家,喜乐之家和山宝宫张天师慈善之家的弱势儿童,耕心慈善也召集了56位义工一同参与这项活动。在这项活动里,儿童们在义工的协助下根据游戏卡的指示到不同的商店购买自己喜欢的物品。特别感谢Amanah Butler Malaysia成为此活动的主要赞助商,以及MPH书局和Craftomon手工店的支持,为这群弱势儿童在农历新年的佳节带上新的体验。

在活动的期间,每一位义工充当起哥哥姐姐的责任,负责一对一带领一个小孩到每个游戏站(商店)完成购物任务。在四个小时的时间内,每个小孩被设定到6个不同的游戏站进行任务,包括了服装店、MPH书局、Craftomon手工店、礼品店、商场大厅以及宾果任务卡。为了让儿童们学会规划金钱的支出,每一位儿童在购物游戏开始之前都给予了一笔100令吉的现金,然后在义工的带领下根据游戏卡上金钱预算购买自己喜欢的物品。

在服装游戏站里,儿童们兴奋地试着各式各样的衣物为自己找一件最合适的衣物欢庆新年。另一头的孩童们也沉醉在MPH书局的书香里寻找喜爱的书籍和文具。礼品店里的孩子们也不被限制的选择摆设品、玩具、饰品或其他物品,只见义工们纷纷为孩子们的喜悦感到无比庆幸。此外,孩童们也有机会在Craftomon 手工店学习制作新年手工艺品,对此他们亦感到非常新奇。为了响应这项慈善活动,MPH书局慷慨的赞助了文具给每一位儿童,而 Craftomon手工店也给予一些折扣。最后,宾果任务卡里指定义工和孩童们一同完成多项拍摄任务,以促进彼此的感情和为活动增添更多的乐趣。除了购买自己喜欢衣物、书籍、文具以礼品之外,儿童们还可以在服装店和商场大厅拍摄最有创意姿势的照片赢取耕心慈善的吉祥物娃娃。

活动期间,耕心慈善为孩童们还送出了5令吉的红包以及礼包,为孩童们送上了满载而归的一天。过了充实的一天,孩童们脸上的喜悦远远盖过了疲惫感。离别的之时,他们也不忘了为每一位义工献上鞠躬以示感谢。活动主要策划者,李碧君表示:“不管多小的善心都不会被白费。我们很感恩有多位义工的参与,让这群孩童们今年过上一个充满爱与关怀的农历新年。”

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Gifts Galore as Underprivileged Kids Goes CNY Shopping with a Twist

PETALING JAYA, 10 February 2018: Exactly 6 days before Chinese New Year, 56 passionate volunteers from Great Heart Charity Association (GHCA) brought cheers and happiness to 50 underprivileged children from 3 different children homes namely Persatuan Kebajikan dan Sosial Kim Loo Ting, Persatuan Penganut San Bao Gong Kl & Sel and House of Joy. They were brought to the MyTown Shopping Centre for a round of treasure hunting and exciting fun and games while doing their Chinese New Year shopping. The event is sponsored by Amanah Butler Malaysia and is organised as part of GHCA’s You & Me Educational Programme, with students from Sunway
University stepping up to organise the whole charity event under the guidance of GHCA.

The children were invited to a sumptuous lunch together with the volunteers before the activity gets started. Throughout the event, each volunteer was being paired with one of the children and acted as their guardian and friend of the day, taking care of children’s needs and assisting them during each games session. The children were given 6 missions to complete at various shops and venues that aims to provide the children with a joyful, fun-filled, and unique festive experience.

At the Clothing and Apparel check point, the children get to choose any clothing that they like within the allocated budget and pose in a “Best Fashion Model” look. The children could not contain the excitement written on their face, with some seen asking the volunteers for opinions after changing into their desired apparels and coming up with many creative poses! At the Bookstore and Stationaries check point, the children were given the freedom to buy any books and stationaries that they fancy. Some were seen grabbing academic revision books and stationaries, while others grabbed their favourite story books and comics. MPH Bookstore also chip in to provide each child with a lovely stationary set!

At the Arts and Crafts check point located at the Craftomon outlet, the children were tasked with producing a piece of CNY bubble clay art within 45 minutes, where they had a great time creating their respective masterpieces with the volunteers’ assistance, after having learnt the technique for the very first time. At the Gifts and Souvenirs check point, the children had to hunt for their favourite
gift, while at the Photo Station check point, they had to pose for their “Most Creative Photo” with the Chinese New Year decorations as the backdrop. Each children was given an ang pau packet after completing this check point. Last but not least, at the Fun and Games check point, the children were treated to some mini games, bingo, and scavenger hunt, with a party pack given to the children after they have completed the games.

After an exciting day of games and shopping for their favourite Chinese New Year gifts, the children had a big smile painted across their face. Although they were a little exhausted, all of them were very happy and enjoyed their experience a lot, making new friends with the group of volunteers and thanking them for the wonderful time. As the saying goes, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”. It was a great honour to have the volunteers participating in this meaningful event to make a difference in the children’s Chinese New Year celebration, showering them with care and love.

Those interested in finding out more information about Great Heart Charity Association may visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greatheartcharityassociation or contact them at [email protected]