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Charity News

Tzu Chi volunteers arrived at the funeral to offer their blessings to the late Tey Lai Ti. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Tzu Chi care recipient, Tey Lai Ti, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2016. Her attitude of seizing every opportunity to contribute while living has left a legacy behind.

It pained the volunteers and teachers seeing the grieving family. They kept the family company and offered their care. [Photograph by Ho Wing Hong]

Two secondary school students were killed while eight others sustained injuries in an accident in front of SMK Bandar Damai Perdana, Cheras. When Tzu Chi volunteers learnt about the tragic news from the Internet, they immediately visited the affected families and the wounded to offer their care and cash relief. The volunteers also conducted chanting sessions for the deceased.

Care recipients went over to the second-hand corner to purchase their necessities. [Photograph by Lim Chong Shyong]

Is garbage the only place where food waste could end up? Are items cleared from spring cleaning of no value anymore? How does one turn food waste into plant fertilizer? How does one create value for products seemingly worthless? At the annual New Year distribution held at Tzu Chi Melaka, explanations by members from SWCorp and the surging crowd at the second-hand corner bore witness to the values recreated in recycled materials.

The auspicious “lions” and Tzu Chi volunteers together presented blessings to the care recipients. [Photograph by Quek Kah Hoon]

Sanas was an invitee to Tzu Chi’s CNY celebration for care recipients. He was captivated by the bright red lanterns and the joyous Chinese New Year songs in the background. There were also volunteers chatting to the care recipients, the happy faces of grandpas and grandmas on their wheel chairs, the entertaining programme and the delicious New Year dishes on the tables. He could feel the selfless giving of the volunteers and sensed their true happiness. He was mesmerized and exclaimed, “I am really happy! I want to be a volunteer!”

On January 3, 2016, close to 200 care recipients together with their family attended the New Year distribution organized by Tzu Chi Kluang. They enjoyed a delicious dinner specially prepared for them. [Photograph by Ng Yoon Fook]

At the New Year distribution held in Kluang, some 200 care recipients and their family members gathered joyfully to enjoy a sumptuous meal, as well as, the entertaining programme lined up for them.

KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall looked very festive with the “God of Fortune” handing out red packets to care recipients. [Photograph by Kevin Tan Kok Sieong]

Tzu Chi KL & Selangor held the yearly Chinese New Year distribution for its Chinese care recipients at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall on January 10, 2016. The event was attended by more than 500 people from 216 families, celebrating the festival in advance in warmness and happiness.

A dragon dance performed by a team of 11 volunteers grabbed the attention of the attendees. [Photograph by Ng Su Lim]

On January 10, 2016, Tzu Chi Klang held an early Chinese New Year celebration for its Chinese care recipients at Wisma Teng Chin. Besides festive packs, volunteers also prepared sumptuous vegetarian dishes and programmes to share the festive joy with the care recipients.

The presentation of sign language by volunteers added a joyful flavour to the event. [Photograph by Kong Teck Ngie]

On January 3, 2016, Tzu Chi Sandakan held a New Year distribution for its care recipients at its Liaison Office in Bandar Indah, Mile 4 from 9.30 am till noon. As the occasion fell on the monthly charity day, the entire premise was filled with a lively atmosphere.

On December 16, 2015, Echo Chien (left), representative of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, and Aireen Omar, representative of AirAsia, signed a MoA. [Photograph by Sam Pin Fook]

On December 16, 2015, CEO of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, Echo Chien, and CEO of AirAsia, Aireen Omar, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on behalf of the two organizations, at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. It signified Air Asia’s recognition of Tzu Chi’s humanitarian efforts.

Volunteers split into small groups to visit and care for the victims door-to-door. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

After nights of rain, low-lying residential areas in Pangkalan, Alor Gajah, Melaka, were flooded. Tzu Chi volunteers cared and comforted the victims without delay, while inspiring love. Some victims were recipients of Tzu Chi’s aid during the floods in 2006, and they were pleased to see Tzu Chi again; some were also touched by Tzu Chi and decided to become monthly donating members to help others in need.