CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION WITH CHARIS SHEEP PEN SHELTER
In conjunction with the CNY celebration, 21 PPB staff visited Charis Sheep Pen Shelter (CSPS) in Pudu, Kuala Lumpur on 17 February 2015 to bring cheer to 26 elderly male residents there.
The event began with PPB staff and the residents of CSPS tossing the CNY dish “Yee Sang” to auspicious well wishes and blessings. Thereafter, everyone was treated to a sumptuous buffet lunch whilst being entertained with a medley of CNY songs and some golden oldies by Mrs Malaysia Chinatown 2014, Ms Jerica Chan. The event ended with the giving away of goodie bags and angpows, which brought much delight.
Established in 2004, CSPS is a shelter for homeless, poor and abandoned elderly men. CSPS is currently home to 26 elderly men who have the freedom to leave the premises during the day. The elderly men receive RM300 each from the Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat of which they contribute RM100 to CSPS to meet the operating cost. There is 1 caretaker and 2 volunteers running the shelter. For those who wish to assist CSPS, kindly contact Pastor Leong at 03-9222 1749 or 012-266 0670.
On a separate occasion, Cheras LeisureMall, owned and managed by PPB, brought 120 senior citizens from 5 welfare organisations together for its annual charity programme, sharing the warmth of togetherness in a CNY luncheon on 25 February 2015, the seventh day of CNY.
The annual Chinese New Year luncheon with senior citizens is part of Cheras LeisureMall’s commitment in fostering a tight knitted relationship with the community. The 120 senior citizens who participated in the event are from Persatuan Kebajikan Warga Emas Chan, Rumah Victory Elderly Home, Rumah Orang-Orang Tua Seri Setia, Rumah Charis and Rumah Bakti Ci Hang. During the luncheon, they were also treated to a rousing lion dance performance, Chinese acrobatic performances, appearance of the God of Prosperity, angpows, mandarin oranges and gift presentations.