Chinese New Year 2017 –
‘Spread Our Love’
Kuala Kubu Bharu, 7 February 2017 – The Year of the Rooster is off to a great start for Taman Sinar Harapan. The institution, which provides care, shelter and rehabilitation for disabled individuals, is the focus of Malaysian AEON Foundation’s (MAF) 2017 “Spread Our Love” Chinese New Year celebration.
Home to 220 residents, Taman Sinar Harapan received assistance from MAF in the form of RM10,000 worth of essentials ranging from adult diapers and toiletries to blankets and food products. In a bid to ease its financial strain, MAF also presented the home with a cheque amounting RM20,000.
50 MAF volunteers worked together to clean and decorate the home, and as a reward for their hard work, a delicious lunch was served, where MAF volunteers also helped to feed the residents that require assistance. Continuing the Chinese New Year tradition, MAF volunteers together with the residents tossed the Yee Sang who wish for fortunes to rise and expand during the forthcoming year. Rounding things up was a very loud and colorful Chinese New Year staple—a lion dance performance.