Hope Place, as Ibraco’s new charity partner
Hope Place – Giving Hope, Touching Lives, with Ibraco
As the Dalai Lama used to say, “Our prime purpose in life is to help others”, and so it is that IBRACO sets out to help those in dire needs through a charity organisation that has distinguished itself by Giving Hope and Touching Lives.
In giving back to the community, IBRACO has adopted HOPE PLACE as its charity partner by providing the organisation the free usage of much needed bigger spaces for its daily operation at the developer’s flagship township of Tabuan Tranquility, and pledging monthly cash sponsorship.
HOPE PLACE, or Persatuan Kebajikan Harapan Kuching, is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to alleviating the plight of the poor and the deprived, regardless of race or creed, through 1) the provision of sustenance and other essential items 2) repairing dilapidated houses 3) helping fire and flood victims. HOPE PLACE extends its regular assistance to victims from mainly Kuching area and as far as Santubong, Matang, Bau, and Serian. Nevertheless, at times of disaster (eg., fire disasters), it has also reached out to those in the hard-to-reach places in the rural areas of Sarawak where the communities rarely, if ever, received any form of assistance.
HOPE PLACE’s recipients of assistance are from 5 target group categories : 1) Disabled (OKU) individuals with conditions like Down Syndrome 2) Senior citizens sick or abandoned by their children 3) Single parents with children still schooling 4) Physically disabled people and 5) Families with a total income of less than RM500 a month.
HOPE PLACE’s modus operandi is by collecting donations from do-gooders including individuals, groups, organisations, and the corporate sectors, and distribute the donations, on a three-monthly basis, to those in need.
In ensuring that its donated resources are given to the rightful recipients, HOPE PLACE will first evaluate the genuine needs of the charity beneficiaries through interviews, and will only proceed to donate upon the fulfillment of certain set criteria. Subsequently, the welfare and living conditions of the families will be reviewed on a half yearly basis, and aid will be discontinued once these have improved.
Starting as a one man show by its founder, Mr. Kelvin Wan, to date, HOPE PLACE has a total of 182 needy families presently under its care. Regular donations in the form of essential items required or cash, are needed for the continuation of assistance to all 182 families, and more.
List of essential items regularly required by HOPE PLACE are rice, milo, salt, sugar , cooking oil, biscuits, oat, noodles, adult pampers, children pampers, special milk Ensure, Enercal & Pediasure & Nutren fibre.
Donors can contribute to HOPE PLACE by visiting its new office at Sublot 25, TT3 Commercial Centre, Tabuan Tranquility, or contact its office at 013 567 2775, or visit its Facebook page (Hope Place).