`Gather and Give’ initiative by Queen’s Guides in Malaysia
16 October 2013
The Queen's Guides Guild from Girl Guides Association Malaysia (GGAM) Kuala Lumpur Branch initiated and successfully carried out a `Gather and Give' community service project as part of the International Day of Girls 2013 celebration.
"The four-fold objectives of this project are to gather dried foodstuff and groceries to be donated to those in need; encourage the spirit of volunteerism among the Guild members; respond to theInternational Day of Girls2013 theme :“Girls in the Lead”; and to strengthen the guiding sisterhood among Guild members. It is also an effort to retain the membership of those who have left school," said Dharshini Mugunam, a volunteer who helped made the proposal.
People from all walks of life contributed generously in cash and kind with goodies such as rice, canned food, sugar, salt, biscuits, flour, cooking oil, soap, toilet paper, tooth brushes and toothpaste, color pencils, note books, shampoo, etc. These contributions were presented to four orphanages and the Woman Aids Organisation around Petaling Jaya.
GGAM Kuala Lumpur Branch Chief Commissioner Toh Wooi Wah who firmly believes in `Love all, Serve all’ complimented her Queen’s Guides Debbie Liew Mun Tung,WongXin Mei, Ng Wen Cai, Chris Cheah, Wong Kai Xin, Hong Syuen, Tan Xin Yi and volunteer Dharshini Mugunam for taking the lead in bringing cheer to the community.
Due to the overwhelming response, they will be going to visit more homes and shelters in November.
Joyce Ong Choon Kim
Relationship to Society National Commissioner
Girl Guides Association Malaysia