As an individual or a corporation, everyone has the responsibility to give back to the community – one way or another. Typically the thought of a CSR effort makes one automatically assume that a monetary contribution is in order, but donating money isn’t the only way to make the world a better place. Giving back also can be contributions in the form of your time and effort to a community that’s in need. Getting in the spirit of giving and wanting to start the year with good vibes, Supahands recently joined Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) to help with their regular food drives for the less fortunate around central Kuala Lumpur.
Justin Cheah, Project Director of Kechara Soup Kitchen Society said on behalf of the organisation that they are very glad that esteemed corporate bodies like Supahands would lend their hands to help the needy, setting great example for other entrepreneurs to follow.
KSK has been around since 2006, providing food for the poor and homeless people in the Klang Valley area. The organisation has since acquired a building off Jalan Imbi to run their operations from. The location is also used to supply medical aid and counselling to the less fortunate community with their company motto ‘Hunger Knows No Barriers’ constantly in mind.
“Corporate bodies or individuals alike can also contribute donation to KSK. Tax exempt receipts will be issued for every monetary donations, and we also accept donations in kind, such as biscuits, fruits, eggs, buns, canned food, rice bags, cooking oil and milk powdered drinks,” Cheah added.
This was definitely a surreal and humbling experience for us, Team Supahands. Beside teaching us about sense of spirit and community, it also tore down and opened up our eyes about the stigma against homeless people.
According to Cheah, providing food to the unfortunate is just a small part of their programme. The long term goal is to get these people off the streets of Kuala Lumpur and onto a better path in life. Which is why KSK registers the homeless people that they encounter under its system, so that they can extend other forms of help to them in terms of education and groom them with skills that can eventually help in finding a job.
This journey showed us that CSR efforts like these are important for any team, regardless of size. It is not about boosting morale or building a reputation for goodwill, but it’s about inspiring and increasing the spirit of collaboration between our teammates – which is what Supahands holds true to the core of its culture.
For anyone who would like to volunteer at KSK, you can just visit their website for more information or contact them at +603 2141 6046.