Wednesday, July 31, 2013

#ServeSomethingNice: Feeding the Homeless of Kuala Lumpur for 17 Days

I would like to share the story of a group who dedicates their time to help the poor and the homeless. Kechara Soup Kitchen is a non-profit charitable body that feeds the poor and homeless of Kuala Lumpur. They are located in Jalan Imbi. Their soup kitchen is open for the poor and homeless every day and every Saturday the Kechara team and their volunteers roam the streets of Kuala Lumpur at night to give food for the homeless. I find Kechara Soup Kitchen’s selfless service to the poor heartwarming and compassionate.  They forego their Saturday night fun just to see the homeless receive a bit of food and basic supplies. This is why I want more people to learn about what they are doing. Perhaps we can learn a thing or two from their generous act and take it to do it ourselves in the future.

As a part of our #SaySomethingNice projects, we at zubedy are looking for donation for Kechara Soup Kitchen. As the campaign is 17 days long, we feel that it’s best if we are able to find our friends who want to fund food and supplies for Kechara Soup Kitchen during this period. Your donation will go a long way to help the homeless of Kuala Lumpur who are elderlies, dying patients, victims of natural disasters, children, as well as cast members of society.

There are two ways which you can help. You can sponsor a slot of your choosing. Your donation will be used to buy vegetarian food and basic necessities such as toiletries, vitamins, and ointment for the poor and homeless. You can also participate as a volunteer on a Saturday night with the Kechara team.

Here is the step by step:

1.      Choose your package, depending on how much you want to donate. Please note that the slot you choose correspond to the amount of donation needed. For example, if you choose to donate for 2nd September 2013 which is a Monday, you will be donating RM1600 according to Package A. If you choose one of the Saturday slots, you are donating RM2000 according to Package B.

2.      Choose a slot of your preference. You can either choose one slot during a weekday or one of the 4 slots of each Saturday. We at Zubedy have already booked our slot on the 31st where we will be donating RM2000 and volunteering to distribute food for the needy as well. This means there are three open slots on that day to be filled.

As shown below, there are 14 slots of week days, while the Saturday slots are divided into 4 smaller ones making the total of 26 slots. Staff at zubedy has taken the first slot on the 31st August. As such we are looking for another 25 sponsors to give food to the homeless during the 17 days.

3.      Book your slot with us by dropping a line at Nazrin 03-7727 0758/019-244 0429 or email him at You can also call him for further inquiries.

So let us lend a helping hand to the homeless and make their lives a little bit better. With our donation, an elderly on the streets is able to sleep with a full tummy and a homeless mother of two can see her children eat. During these 17 days, we should put aside our differences and help those who are in need, because hunger knows no boundaries.

To know more about Kechara Soup Kitchen and its organization, click here.

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