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On the eve of 2016 Chinese New Year, volunteers distributed basic necessities to the street friends. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]

On the eve of Chinese New Year, 31 Tzu Chi volunteers from Entrepreneurs’ Group, English Group and Tzu Chi Artistes’ Association distributed goodies bag, mandarin oranges, mineral water and red packets to a group of street friends who had spent the festival alone. They were moved to tears and kept uttering, “May God bless you!”

Volunteer caring victim Zhong Yue Feng. [Photograph by Keah Hwei Har]

Two days before the Lunar New Year, Batang Melaka was affected by flood. Tzu Chi volunteers proceeded to the disaster site to hand out aid and offer their sincere blessings to the victims, wishing them a peaceful New Year.

Volunteers’ care-giving had put Deng Xiu Feng and family at ease. [Photograph by Low Siew Lian]

It was raining cats and dogs in the suburbs of Durian Tunggal. This unusual rainstorm blew away the roof tiles of residence and shop houses nearby. When Deng Xiu Feng received the cash relief from Tzu Chi volunteers, she never expected a donating member like herself would turn into an aid recipient.

Volunteers had a “reunion” dinner with care recipient, Lau Bah Ngou (right). [Photograph by Low Choon Hui]

“I have not celebrated Chinese New Year for more than ten years already,” care recipient Lau Bah Ngou sighed. Fortunately, volunteers’ cleaning and cooking had given him a warm family feel.

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.