Rakan Shopping is a monthly community project which wishes to bring hope to the underprivileged community. Every month, 10 underprivileged families are chosen to receive a RM100 Tesco/Giant voucher to purchase goods and necessities to lessen their burden. Our job would be to assist them in buying groceries while communicating with them. We volunteer in this event so we can hope to get to know them, their struggles and hopefully take something home and appreciate what we have taken for granted in our lives.
This year, volunteers are required to stay back and help out with the PRUkasih event right after Rakan Shopping ends, which only takes up an extra hour.
PRUkasih is a free protection plan that provides temporary financial relief to the urban poor coping with a sudden loss of income due to illness, accidents & death. We will open a booth at the ground floor of Block B, PPR Pantai Ria to assist those who are interested in signing up for the program. This program is very meaningful as it provides an ongoing support for the urban poor and it does help them to a certain extend in relieving their daily financial difficulties.
On the 4th February 2018, we had volunteers to participate in this duo event. Volunteers had fun interacting with the unprivileged families and most of them never had the chance to do so.
It was such a pleasure helping them with their shopping! 😃