The 2020 Great Merit Sharing Emperor Liangwu Dharma Assembly

In compliance with the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), The 2020 Great Merit Sharing Emperor Liangwu Dharma Assembly engaged with the public via offline and online platform. The four-day event was transmitted live via Facebook Amitabha Malaysia and Putuo Village whereby at one time attracted more than hundreds of viewers. In order to control the number of devotees at the event, the organiser adopted online registration to adhere to the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) set by the government. The attendees gave their full cooperation throughout the event, obeyed to the procedures of scriptures chanting and offering incense on their loved ones’ tablets. The attendee’s devotion and love towards the deceased and Chinese heritage remain unchanged despite many new normal after COVID-19 global pandemic outbreak.

A Story to Share

Sarah is a heart patient and a mother to two beautiful children aged 7 and 11. Sarah’s husband used to be a building painter. Due to an accident at work, he broke his fingers and is currently holding a certificate of Persons with Disabilities (PWD). Unfortunately, Sarah’s husband was laid-off due to the COVID-19 global pandemic outbreak.

The family lost the source of income and is finding difficulties to put a meal on the table. They are relying on their kindhearted neighbors to donate food to their children, while the couple would have bread to quench their hunger.

To make a living, the husband and wife is busy looking for opportunities. Amitabha Malaysia is providing three-month provision relief to the family to help them overcome this challenging period.

Members of public who wished to donate may drop by at the following venues:

Amitabha Orphanage 阿弥陀佛佛教孤儿院

115 & 115A, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Abad 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor.

Tel: +607-535 3356

Amitabha Caring Shelter, Kulai 阿弥陀佛敬老院(古来)

Lot 1488, Jalan Kampung Felda Taib Andak, Off Jalan Kota Tinggi 81000 Kulaijaya, Johor.

Tel: +607-535 3358/ +6012-798 0991

Amitabha Caring Shelter, KL 阿弥陀佛敬老院(吉隆坡)

A-14 & A-15, Jalan Rukun 7, Happy Garden, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama 58200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +603-7890 3700

Alternatively, please click on the link https://bit.ly/3jblPKS

Blood Donation Drive

On Sunday, 9 August 2020, Amitabha Malaysia organized a Blood Donation Drive at Putuo Village, Kulai after the COVID-19 global pandemic outbreak.

During this predicament time, the organization took every measure that compliance with the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) set by the government.

All seating arrangement were placed one meter away including the waiting area, testing area and the blood donation area. To prevent and control COVID-19 infection, everyone practiced social distancing and reduced crowded space.

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) did not deter the enthusiastic donors from supporting the campaign. The overwhelming donors of all races enabled the organizer to collect 153 bags of blood for Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru.

On addition, the organizer also invited Nature Concept TCM whereby the physician provided free consultation to the visitors. This meaningful activity has helped to overcome the shortage in blood bank, making a difference and save a life. For future events, the organiser hope to receive more participation and love towards building a caring society.

Love & Care the Elderly

Auntie Yu, 65, lives alone on the third floor of an abandoned shophouse in the busy city. Her mother and younger brother died one after another in the past two years. Apart from leaving Auntie Yu immeasurable sadness and loneliness, both of them left her a room full of old things to be sorted out too.

Auntie Yu broke her leg a year ago, she’s unable to work now, and her feet still cannot stand and walk. When she was first injured, she relied on a friend to take her to Hospital Sultanah Aminah for follow-up. After that, Auntie Yu stayed in her 3rd floor small room for 15 months. Kind ex-boss and neighbours bought her some food; during MCO, she had bread and biscuits to fill her hunger most of the time.

In the past 1 or 2 months, Auntie Yu realized that she could not control her bladder function, and the floor is all wet when she felt the urgency. The downgrading physiological function making Auntie Yu panic and lost. She tried to narrate her own experience firmly but broke down and sobbed helplessly. The volunteers secretly wiped the tears and encouraged her to face it positively, and consider to move in Amitabha Old Folks Home to receive proper care and balanced diet.

Auntie Yu’s inferiority is her biggest burden. She is afraid of bringing inconveniences to others, and hopes that her health can improve and continue to live independently.

Note: Volunteers will continue to visit Auntie Yu and bring her daily necessities, to be continued… (real name is not revealed to protect the beneficiary)

Act to Aid · Share to Care

Covid-19 is not only harmful to health, it puts lots of families in pitiful situation too. “Beating Pandemic with Love: Covid-19 Unemployment Relief” has received a number of applications from the public during a week time. On 26th July 2020, helpful volunteers delivered aids to 14 underprivileged families. In addition to deliver items to them, volunteers also shared their love and care with the beneficiaries. Thanks again to the volunteers!

Join Poverty Relief Team 012-779 9593 (Claire)

Beating Pandemic with Love: COVID-19 Unemployment Relief

Amitabha Malaysia has launched the programme of “Beating Pandemic with Love: COVID-19 Unemployment Relief”, aims at delivering aids to those families with financial problems during MCO. Daily necessities are provided to those who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic for more than two months and above. Ration will be delivered to approved families for 3 consecutive months. Re-assessment will be conducted on the 3rd month. This relief programme is open for applicaiton from 18th July onwards. Please call 07-2132448 (Claire) or browse Amitabha Malaysia Facebook Page for more details. Once application is received, Amitabha Malaysia social worker will contact you for further information.

Amitabha Malaysia also pleads sponsorship for this program at RM150 per month to provide necessities to each family. Today, more than ever, we need your help in responding to this pandemic. 

  • Support Daily Necessities for a Month

RM150-RM280 (Depends on Family Size)

https://bit.ly/3jblPKS

  • Donate Daily Necessities to the address as below:

Amitabha Orphanage

115 & 115A, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Abad 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor.

Tel: +607-535 3356

Amitabha Caring Shelter, Kulai

Lot 1488, Jalan Kampung Felda Taib Andak, Off Jalan Kota Tinggi 81000 Kulaijaya, Johor.

Tel: +607-535 3358/ +6012-798 0991

Amitabha Caring Shelter, KL

A-14 & A-15, Jalan Rukun 7, Happy Garden, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama 58200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +603-7890 3700

Giving is about making a difference

“Every kidney patient needs 5-6 pairs of powder-free gloves during each dialysis treatment. ” 

We provided affordable and high-quality dialysis treatment for financially constrained kidney patients. Recently, the price of essential medical supplies getting higher and higher; this makes us facing financial pressure. We urge the public to show your kindness by donating #powderfreegloves for the cause of charity medical work! 

Recipe Sharing: Vegan Bak Zhang (Dumplings)

Our orphanage celebrates every traditional cultural festival. Every year, the caregiver will prepare delicious vegan bak zhang to children during the Dragon Boat Festival. 

We record, note down, and share our recipe of vegan bak zhang with you.  

You can try to do vegan bak zhang at home; vegan food can also be delicious too! 

Beauty never ages

The team of Ji Di IMAGE visited our Caring Shelter; they dressed up our seniors and took a series of personal photos for them. 
Our social workers print out and gift to our seniors; the seniors made lots of laughter when viewing their pretty looking in the photo. 

We feel contented when looking at their priceless smiles. Thank you once again to the team of Ji Di IMAGE! 

Stand with us

From 18th March to 28th April 2020, Amitabha Charity Orphanage, Amitabha Caring Shelter (Kulai & KL) are closed to public. During this challenging period, we’re facing a severe shortage of essential supplies and financial reserves, sincerely hope that you could lend a helping hand to tide over the difficulties. Please continue to support us through online donations:https://m.amitabhamalaysia.org/en/donation.