Kiwanis Club of Penang Central
Geodesic Dome, KOMTAR, Jalan Penang, 10000
George Town, Pulau Pinang
The economic crisis caused by indefinite lockdowns to curb the spread of Covid-19 virus in Penang has caused serious hardships among the “rakyat”- individuals, families and businesses. Not only have people lost loved ones who are the breadwinners in the family to the disease but the prolonged lockdown of movement has caused closure of businesses and job loss which in turn has led to mental health issues as people struggle to feed themselves and their family, pay rent and utilities, and many also face mounting loan repayments and debts. The situation is so bleak for some that, in desperation and helplessness, they have resorted to taking their own lives.
The Kiwanis Club of Penang Central, like many other NGOs, has rallied to the call to help the most vulnerable communities by making “Food Aid” the club’s priority during this difficult time. The “Food Aid” will be in the form of providing free meals to the hungry as well as supplying basic necessities to rescue families who raised the “white flag” for immediate assistance. To provide the food aid, the club is kickstarting this by using RM10,000 of its project fund but is appealing to its members to donate generously to help the club raise another RM90,000 to sustain the project for the next 3-6 months of 2021. The club is also reaching out to its sister Kiwanis clubs on the island and mainland Penang such as Kiwanis Penang, Kiwanis Bukit Mertajam, etc, to join forces with us in this meaningful project.
Members and supporters of the club can make donations by cheque or bank transfers to:
KELAB KIWANIS PULAU PINANG SENTRAL (Ref: Food Aid) CIMB 800 9543 835 or for small donations of RM1-RM10 go to https://penangcentral.kiwanis.org.my
We hope everybody can do their part, by choosing to contribute what they can. The impact of your donation will be immeasurable.
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