Annual Report

The year of 2020 is harbored with COVID-19 pandemic making it a challenge to everyone especially charity organizations. Amitabha Malaysia is grateful to our selfless donors always caring and contributing to our kidney patients, the elderly and children during this tough time.

Amitabha Dialysis Centre recently has 54 patients receive monthly subsidy for their dialysis treatment, 68 seniors well taken care of, 231 underprivileged families receive monthly necessity aid, 23 children raised with love and 740 bags of blood collected for HAS blood bank.

The phone of Amitabha Malaysia is like a piano, playing different tunes, sometimes joy and sometimes sorrow…

One day, we received a call from a kind-hearted volunteer. She couldn’t bear to witness a grandfather in his seventies sitting weakly by the roadside and begging. After understanding the situation, we realized that grandpa had heart disease. Due to his age, his body would not be able to cope with the operation. He could only rely on medication to prolong the condition. As the pandemic got worsen, grandpa’s daily begging income is only sufficient to buy some dry food and instant noodles to satisfy hunger. Grandpa’s dilapidated house also accommodates a homeless old woman, and the two are currently dependent on each other. Thanks to the notification from this kind-hearted volunteer, Amitabha Malaysia now provides daily food assistance and care for these two elderly.

Good deeds are endless, with compassion we change the world.

Celebrate Festive by Giving

Every eve of Chinese New Year, Amitabha Malaysia will be flooded with generous donors bringing various necessities and cash. As a token of appreciation, we would be giving away our exclusive red packet to visitors to foster a closer relationship.

As we paved into 2021, still chained by the pandemic, we called out to the general public for e-donation. May our contribution kindle smile to people around us. Together let us bring warmth to these underprivileged.

Let us donate and celebrate this festive season together. Please click the link below:

https://bit.ly/35rm931

Good deed is a gift everyone can give

It has been a stringent year for Amitabha Malaysia. As the pandemic situation in Johor worsen, the government announced Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) on 10 November.

During this period of time, donors were unable to visit Amitabha Buddhist Orphanage, Dialysis Center and Caring Home. In addition, various charitable activities were unable to be conducted.

It has been a predicament in fundraise materials and cash for orphanage, nursing home and dialysis center. We hereby appeal the public to donate and help us overcome these difficulties

If you would like to assist Amitabha Buddhist Orphanage, Caring Home or Dialysis Center, you are welcome to contribute via our online donation https://bit.ly/3jblPKS

Count your blessing by giving more than receiving

The provision relief programme by Amitabha Malaysia started with the basic necessity of life, including rice, oil and salt. The programme aims to improve the living condition of underprivileged families regardless of religion and race. The supplies are distributed monthly to 230 needy families in Kuala Lumpur and Johor. Every month, volunteers visit the families to extend their comfort and care.

Since the Movement Control Order in March, the number of beneficiaries has gradually increased, making it tougher in raising provision. Despites all the challenges during this period, we have not forgotten our mission. We will definitely go all out to ignite hope for poor families.

Once again, Amitabha Malaysia is thankful to people from all walks of life for their continuous help and assistance.

If you would like to lend a helping hand, we welcome all kinds of donations, including rice, oil, salt and any daily necessity. At present, we are fundraise for adults and childen diapers; and milk powder for children.

 You may send the items to the following locations:

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

An act of love and kindness through a pint of blood

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 pandemic and the peak of dengue fever, Amitabha Malaysia and Hospital Sultanah Aminah (HSA) co-organized a blood donation campaign on 1 November in Putuo Village, Kulai.

Since Johor reinforced the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), we implemented various prevention work at the blood donation venue.

In order to safe-keep the enthusiastic donors, we took precautionary measures in the waiting area, testing area and blood donation area.

In addition, Nature Concept TCM doctors were present to provide free consultation.

During the event, we witnessed a gentleman persuading his wife to participate in the campaign.

They were discussing about the benefits of blood donation. Indeed, there are many advantages in blood donation!

According to old tradition, it has always been misunderstood that blood donation could cause loss of body weight and health disorder. In fact, blood donation is a good act to help others and oneself.

In addition to saving lives, it also helps blood circulation and promotes one’s metabolism. Regular blood donation enables blood to flow smoothly, reducing blood viscosity and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Sign up NOW https://bit.ly/37UKvm4

Amitabha Malaysia has invited renowned Mahayana Ven. Zhen Yao, accompanied by other monks to address the grand puja of Medicine Buddha & 12 powerful Yaksa Generals in the Great Assembly, praying for the stability of nation, eliminating natural disasters and calamities, as well as to bring peace, prosperity and good luck to all participants in the forthcoming Year of the Ox 2021.

In addition, to provide breakfast, lunch and tea break during the puja, there are flowers available to worship the Buddha, Compassionate Holy Water for better luck, and complimentary blessing gifts for participants.

If sincerely praise the Buddha and take part in the puja with respectful heart, one will receive immeasurable merits, welcome an auspicious new year and plant the bodhiseed in the life path.Feel free to call 07-2132448 for more details.

Amitabha!

Keep smiling even at the hard times…..

“Could you please help me to look for a nursing home that is free of charge?” That was the first question that Uncle Yap asked when I was about to strike a conversation with him.

Uncle Yap, 75, has a daughter and he is a dialysis patient. He is currently staying alone at his daughter’s house. Few years back, Uncle Yap’s wife suffered a stroke, unable to move and was sent to a nursing home. The daughter is bearing the monthly expenses of the nursing home that costs about RM3,000.

Due to the pandemic, Uncle Yap has not seen his wife and daughter for the past seven months. Before the outbreak, every month, his daughter would visit Uncle Yap and brings him to the nursing home to see his wife. From our chat, I deeply felt his yearning for his families.

Uncle Yap is very independent and tries hard not to make his daughter who is staying in Singapore worries about him. He manages his daily food and cleans the house on his own. He jokingly said, “No one would even knows if I die at home.”

Uncle Yap takes cab to Amitabha Hemodialysis Centre. Each return trip will cost RM20. Uncle Yap feels guilty as he thinks he is a burden to his daughter, and repeatedly asked to locate a nursing home with no cost.

Uncle Yap is an optimistic person, smiling throughout the conversation. He said he could only face all obstacles bravely as things has happened.

We hope Uncle Yap could be optimistic, stay happy and healthy.

Remarks: Amitabha Malaysia is in discussion with relevant departments, hoping to fulfil Uncle Yap’s wish.

A good deed

Amitabha Malaysia received a call from a kind-hearted volunteer. The volunteer saw an old uncle begging at the road side. The volunteer could not bear to leave the old and weak uncle, thus followed him home to understand the situation.

After a long conversation with this uncle, it was learnt that he had a heart disease. The hospital recommended him to undergo heart surgery that would cost around RM22,000. The old uncle was at loss upon hearing the huge amount of medical expenses. The volunteer hope that we could provide assistance by raising funds for him.

We visited the old uncle at his home after a brief from the volunteer. This single uncle is 73 years old and is currently staying with an Indian lady. A year ago, uncle sheltered the 65 years old lady upon seeing her begging on the street. At present, the lady cooks and keeps the home clean.

Uncle is reluctant to undergo the operation. He feared his old age would not be able to cope with the surgery. During the visit, we noticed that the groceries supplies at home is not much. Uncle shared that the donation from passer-by was not much and is only sufficient to buy rice and instant noodles. Starting from November, Amitabha Malaysia would be supplying groceries to uncle in hope to lighten up the burden.

Our appreciation to our kind volunteer who tipped off us on uncle’s plight, enables us to aid the needy.

A good deed brightens a dark world. If you come upon any people who need assistance, please contact Amitabha Malaysia. Let us work together to help the underprivileged.

For enquiries, please contact Claire at 012-7799593.

With compassion, we change the world!

We are constantly receiving distress call from public. As such, Amitabha Malaysia introduced provision relief programme on a monthly basis.  We welcome community who loves to help and care for people to join us as a volunteer, assisting us for monthly groceries distribution. During distribution of the necessities, volunteers are required to show their love and care to the needy group of people.

If you are the person we are looking for, please contact Claire at 012-7799593.

One Pint Save Three Lives

During the Kidney Healthathon – A Whole New Life event held last weekend, Amitabha Malaysia organized the Blood Donation Drive supported by HSA and KPJ.

The two-day event received overwhelming response from donors and we successfully collected 200 bags of blood. During this unprecedented time, the organization acted on the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) set by the authority by minimizing contact between one another and took precautionary measures in line with prevention efforts. Our appreciation to our enthusiastic volunteers who assisted the event. We aspire more people to join us to contribute the love to building a caring society together!