Mon Space Group Donates to Lovely Disabled Home发挥大爱 捐赠爱•关怀之家

赖彩云 Jessy Lai Chai Yun-lovely disabled home
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Earlier I blogged about visiting Lovely Disabled Home, which is located at SS2. I happened to be in the neighbourhood, so I decided to buy some daily necessities and donated them to the organisation.

After talking to its deputy director Cecilia Tan, I found out that the home has been established for 11 years now. It is a non-profit and non-governmental body, which provides working opportunity for people with special needs. On top of that, they also run a recycling centre.

Lovely Disabled Home primarily trains people with special needs to package fast food cutleries and prepare newspaper packaging for farmers in Cameron Highlands. Some members also work at the recycling centre. All working process is guided to ensure efficiency and quality.

The organisation divides their profit to all its workers, and further subsidises each of them RM50 per month. Members can also get assistance with welfare applications, accommodation and food.

As you can imagine, the cost of running this home is extremely high, made worse by the rising living cost. I could not just sit by and do nothing. After planning with my team, we decided to donate some much needed necessities to Lovely Disabled Home. These include wheelchairs, sealing machines for the packaging work, and a lot of groceries.

When I return again with my team, the founder of Lovely Disabled Home Mr. Lum was there to welcome us in person.

Mr. Lum uses a wheelchair himself, yet the fact that he is disabled hardly crossed my mind as we talked. He was cheerful, positive and every bit as lovely as every one else.

The man has had his fair share of troubles in life, yet they motivated him to serve those who share his fate. That was why he founded Lovely Disabled Home in 2005: to care for those with special needs, helping them integrate better into society.

I was moved by his story. His passion and kindness is truly inspiring, and I have no doubt he will continue to do well in caring for those in need.

But sometimes it is not enough to have a good heart; a great mind is just as important in making this world a better place. Luckily, Mr. Lum has both. His business acumen tells him that automation and machineries threaten to replace manpower, posing significant risk to the livelihood of disabled people. After much thought, he decided to create his own brand.

“We thought for very long, and finally decided to come up with our own brand of socks—Lovely Disabled Home socks. These products are a basic necessity for everyone, and are sold at a fair price. Even athletes wear the socks we produce, proving that they are of good quality.”

Mr. Lum emphasised that every purchase of these socks helps fund Lovely Disabled Home.

Mr. Lum is grateful for Mon Space Group’s donation of wheelchairs, sealing machines and groceries. He hopes that more organisations would do the same, giving what they can to help make lives a little better for the less fortunate.

“It is not difficult to create a loving society. All it takes are people who are willing to give a little bit more.”
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还记得早前我曾拜访位于SS2的一间残障中心爱•关怀之家(Lovely Disabled Home)吗?

当天,我路经这家时有耳闻的残障中心,知道它非常具有规模,是一家专门提供残障人士工作机会的慈善中心,于是立即前往附近的超级市场购买日常用品送过去该残障中心。

当时我跟爱关怀之家的副总干事陈菁茜(Deputy Director, Cecilia Tan)聊天后知道这家残障中心已经成立了11年,是一所非政府组织及非盈利的残障中心,设有提供没有能力在外赚钱的特殊朋友就业机会的爱•工作坊以及推动社会环保的资源回收中心。

爱•工作坊主要为特殊朋友争取为快餐店进行快餐餐具包装以及金马伦菜农折叠报纸,工作坊也有一位导致从旁指导,协助特殊朋友们快速并准确的完成工作。而资源回收中心也会安排一些残障朋友在哪里进行资源分配。

爱•工作坊会平均的分配酬劳给每一位特殊朋友,每个月会津贴他们五十令吉,也帮助他们申请福利津,并也提供膳食与住宿给特殊朋友。

这家中心每个月都需要一笔为数不小的开销来维持中心的运作,尤其随着百物齐涨,中心更需要外界的爱心捐赠以让残障朋友能继续得到工作机会、膳食以及住宿的照顾。

当天拜访爱•关怀之家后,我对这家残障中心有了初步的了解,于是立即驱车回到公司与我的团队商量捐助爱•关怀之家的计划。我的团队非常有效率,在经过策划之后,就决定捐赠爱•关怀之家轮椅、进行物品包装时最需要的封口机以及大量的生活必需品。

我的团队很快的就拜访了该中心,而爱•关怀之家的创办人陈国强先生(K.K.Lum)也来到残障中心亲自欢迎我们的到访。

陈国强是一位需要以轮椅代步的残障人士,但与他聊天后,你总会忘记他是一位残疾人士,忘了他的行动不方便,因为他的开朗与积极,让你感觉他与寻常人无异。

在人生的旅途中,陈国强曾因为残疾跌跌撞撞过,但他从未放弃生命中的任何可能性,尤其他的心中一直埋藏一个心愿:希望能为同样是残疾人士的朋友做一些事情。

于是,在2005年,他与多位善心人士共同创办了爱•关怀之家,为残疾人士谋福利,共同创造一个无障碍的工作环境,让残疾人士得到自力更生的机会,协助他们融入社会。

听课他的故事,我深深的相信,他的热心与善心,绝对是带领一群爱心志工以及残障朋友继续往前走的原因。

而陈国强非常有远见,他看见了人力劳动的局限,认为随着社会的进步,机器终究会取代人力,届时残障朋友的生活将会面临前所未有的挑战,于是开始思索该如何协助残障中心走得更远以让残障朋友能继续得到工作机会,于是与志工团队商量后,决定大胆的自创品牌。

“我们思索了很久,决定投入心力打造爱•关怀之家的袜子品牌,因为袜子是每个人的必需用品,而我们的袜子价钱公道,就连运动员也开始穿我们的袜子,足以证明爱•关怀之家袜子的品质。”

陈国强强调,“最重要的是,你若买了我们的袜子,无形中就协助了爱关怀之家维持生计,让这些残障朋友继续能得到工作机会以及妥善的照顾。”

陈国前非常感谢Mon Space集团发挥大爱的精神,捐赠了轮椅、封口器以及大量的生活必需品给爱•关怀之家,他也非常希望广大的社会人士亦能效仿Mon Space集团,不吝啬的发挥爱心,帮助更多的残疾朋友,让他们能融入社会。

“要创造一个爱心社会不是一件难事,只要大家愿意站在关怀的线上,付出爱心,都是一份力量。”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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