Volunteers

23 Aug

FreeMakan Expedites Food Aid For Kedah Flood Victims

On 18th August 2021, flash floods after a heavy rain caused the rivers near Gunung Jerai to overflow, causing massive floods in nearby villages. Came without a warning, with force and mudslides at a rapid pace, the floods, wrecked havoc in several areas. Rescue teams have been deployed to help with search, rescue and recovery, and relief centres set-up to house flood victims. In response to the severity of the disaster, with massive damage to homes, roads, vehicles and a damper on...

20 Aug

Gujarati Association & Creador Foundation Join Hands With Free Makan To Help Pulau Gaya Sea Nomads

Pulau Gaya, is an island situated just 10 minutes off Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah. Here, away from the busyness of city life, live pockets of communities from different ethnicities, mainly the Bajaus and Filipino refugees who have fled their country. On 20th August 2021, the Creador Foundation and The Gujarati Association partnered with FreeMakan and made possible the delivery of 200 grocery packs to families in Pulau Gaya. En. Rajit, the Penghulu (Chief) for Pulau Gaya, and a...

25 Jul

Helping The Poorest Of The Poor in Kapar & Klang

Together with MYMA (My Young Mind Association), FreeMakan has delivered grocery packs to hundreds of vulnerable families living in the Klang Valley. Their livelihoods have been devastatingly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic resulting in their lack of income and limited access to daily necessities. On July 25, MYMA conducted deliveries to B20 families in Kapar and Klang who have suffered greatly at the hands of this pandemic. Many of them were senior citizens living low cost, former estate houses. We hope...

19 Jul

FreeMakan And Friends Expelling Hunger One B40 Community At A Time

With the rising need for food aid, especially amongst B40 communities across the country, FreeMakan is especially thankful for its many partnerships and collaborations. Without them, our campaign would not have left an impact of this magnitude. Together with MMA Wilayah and in partnership with Life Giving Centre, FreeMakan successfully distributed 46 grocery packs to families at PPR Desa Petaling on 19th July 2021. The delivery was facilitated by a faith-based organisation. Deliveries have been particularly difficult due to the various movement...

21 Jun

Free Makan To Feed 10,000 B40 Families During The FMCO

Within our concrete jungle, where the usual hustle and bustle of city life has been silenced due to the disastrous Covid-19 pandemic, there live communities of people who have suffered beyond comparison. Job losses, diminishing incomes and a lack of support have left these marginalised families more vulnerable than they already were.  The recent FMCO has only worsened their circumstances. While the general population frets over vaccinations and restrictions, these families are concerned about whether they will be...

25 Jan

RM35,000 Raised Leaves a PERMAnent Impression on Children Across Selangor

With the world under lockdown and Santa being unable to cross borders, the Christmas of 2020 didn’t look like it was going to be as bright and cheerful as any of its predecessors. Children in Selangor would have to spend their Christmases stuck indoors, with none of the joy and excitement a normal holiday season would bring, or so it seemed. But PERMA had just the project to save 2020’s Christmas. If you don’t already know, PERMA stands for Persekutuan...

25 Jan

Providing Relief to Raub’s Most Affected

Fig 1: A family posing for a picture with supplies and stoves meant for 20 families in Jeram Besu. All eyes have turned to the flood-hit regions of Malaysia. With supplies, resources and morale running low, the survival of these communities are a cause for great worry. These atrocities, combined with the worsening Covid-19 spread across the country, are severely affecting the livelihoods of these flood victims. Due to the goodwill of Malaysians all over, GiveBACk.my hit RM50,000...

07 Jan

Malaysia Flood Relief 2021 (Raub)

While some of us have been enjoying the weather recently, torrential rain has caused flash floods in Raub and other towns in Pahang. More than 2,000 people have been displaced, forcing them to seek shelter in temporary relief centres. GiveBACk.my, an offshoot of the Make It Right Movement, had organised a donation drive fundraiser. With Rm11,315.00 raised thus far, the team set off on their mission to deliver supplies in aid of Raub’s flood victims. Villages and families in dire need...

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