Distribute Food for Kechara Soup Kitchen Penang (Monday)
EVENT DATE & TIME
9 Aug, 2019 - 9 Aug, 2020
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WHO WE ARE
Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) is a non-religious community action group that distributes food, basic medical aid and counselling to the homeless and urban poor of Malaysia.
Founded by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, the Spiritual Guide of the Kechara organisation, KSK is strictly non-religious, being mindful and respectful of others’ beliefs. We do not discriminate in terms of race, gender or culture, our motto being “Hunger Knows No Barriers”. For this reason, our food is vegetarian.
WHAT WE DO
Kechara Soup Kitchen’s mission in the short term, to provide sustenance and basic medical care for the homeless and urban poor in Malaysia. In the medium term, we aim to provide a permanent soup kitchen building as a place of safety, “off street”, for the distribution of hot food and medical treatment facilities for the homeless, whilst continuing to provide street food delivery to those who are unable to come to the centre. In the long term, Kechara Soup Kitchen’s mission is to reduce the flow of homeless living on the streets by providing a nurture centre building as a place of training and assistance to help make the homeless employable and for them to re-enter society.
Vegetarian meals are packed in the kitchen and distributed in and around Georgetown area.
Our clients often need medical help, but it is usually difficult for them to get medical assistance, primarily due to a lack of funds or missing identification documents. We welcome doctors, nurses, trained counsellors or medical personnel to volunteer their services to help treat sick clients and advise on any medical treatment required should the need arise during the distribution rounds. Schedules are all mentioned above.
Register with Centre Director Ms Patsy Gooi @ 012-4022 992 via SMS or Whatsapp stating the full names of the participating volunteers and the date of the Monday night you are joining. Cut off date and time for registration is Sunday 6pm. For group bookings (more than 10 volunteers), you can register earlier to lock your preferred date.
First time volunteers are required to attend a compulsory orientation briefing at 7.30pm at our soup kitchen before being allowed to join the rounds. Please be punctual for the briefing will give you a clear explanation on safety precautions as well as rules and regulations. Briefing ends by 9.00pm and announcement of team roster by 9.30pm before everyone head off to the streets at 10.30pm.
Dress Code / Attire
To participate, we strongly encourage our volunteers to wear our KSK T-shirts for safety reasons and uniformity. It is also easier for our team to identify you on the streets in case of emergency. Our KSK t-shirts are available for every donation of RM35 per piece. The recommended dress code for all our activities KSK T-Shirts, Jeans/Pants/Bermuda shorts and covered/sport shoes. Kindly refrain from wearing any jewellery and inappropriate clothing (example: skimpy shorts, tight and low cut/revealing tops, high heels).
Transportation / Location / Parking
Kindly make your own transportation arrangements to and from the activity location as transportation is not provided. Do bear in mind that certain of our rounds may last till past midnight where public transportation will no longer be available. However, the transportation during the rounds will be allocated by the respective Team Leaders as we normally practice car-pools.
If you are coming in a group, kindly car-pool and pre-arrange your own groupings as you will know your group better. Do ensure that there is at least one male volunteer in each car for safety reasons. This pre-arranged grouping by you shall be fixed throughout the rounds and allocated routes for the night.
Do refer to our website for the location map for you to plan your trip down to the activity location as traffic can be quite hazardous.
Location: To assemble in Kechara Soup Kitchen, 6, Halaman Ariffin (off Jalan Burmah), 10400 Penang
Schedule: 10.30pm – 12.00 midnight
Age Limit: Minimum age to volunteer is 18 and above. No underage volunteers will be allowed
Please visit event organizer website/page or email organizers at [email protected] for registration procedures.