While some of us seems to be oblivious to the suffering around us and continue to live a life of a top bitch, going around enjoying all the luxury life could possibly offer, there are people who are homeless, and starving on the street. While others enjoy good food, good wine and good companion and probably shop til they drop for clothing, the homeless have nothing that they could actually call their own. And instead of being symphatized by today’s youth, they are being shunned. Sad, isn’t it? What is becoming of the youth these days? I shudder to think that the future of our nation is in the hands of oblivious youngsters who lusts after power and material posesssions.
My encounter with the homeless lady I mentioned in my previous post, is truly an eye opener to me, and I daresay two or three meals a day for them is a luxury. Here’s another programme similar to ‘Feed The Needy’ as I mention in the previous post. It’s called Kechara Soup Kitchen, aimed to feed the homeless and the needy around Kuala Lumpur(Pudu Raya, Pudu Market and Chow Kit Road) every Saturday regardless of race and religion. For a long term effort to eradicate the rate of homelessness and poverty, Kechara Soup Kitchen is making an effort to build a nurturing centre to take in homeless people and provide them with education and training so that they could be employed and slowly build their life and once again enter the society as independent individual.
So, people, if you can afford to enjoy the luxury of life, I am sure you could spare your time, money or effort to help the needy and the homeless. I’m tied with commitments during weekends, but I think I can squeeze in some time for Kechara Soup Kitchen starting from first or second weeken in August. How about you guys? Care to join me? If you can’t make an effort to help, I’m sure you guys can spare a penny or two or some clean old clothing for the needy.
Let us show some sense of humanity in this desperate time. Let’s work together to ease other’s suffering. To me, doing charity is a form of soul-searching. It brings you down to earth to face the harsh reality of life, and humbling at the same time. I’m sure most will feel the same way too as being close to the disadvantaged on the streets shows that the world is not made of beautiful paintings and bed of roses.
Kechara Food Kitchen is a registered charity body (0926-08-SEL), and for those who are interested to help, volunteer or donate, here’s some info about them:
or visit their website at http://www.kskcommunity.org/
Cleffairy: Since the government is now too busy politicking to eradicate poverty, I guess it’s up to us, the citizens to extend helping hands to the needy who truly feels the impact of inflation and the current state of economy.