Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Donations during the Movement Control Order (MCO)

Quota Club received many requests for financial and in-kind aid during the Movement Control Order (MCO) which was implemented to stem the spread of Covid-19. 

From 18 March 2020 there was a general prohibition of mass movement including closure of government and businesses across the country except for those involved in providing essential services. 

It was only on 4 May that the lockdown restrictions were eased to allow certain business sectors to reopen under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). Malaysia later entered the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) phase from 10 June, where almost all social, educational, religious and business activities, as well as economic sectors reopened in phases, with standard operating procedures to be adhered to. The RMCO will be extended until 31 December.


The En Yuan Old Folks Home (Persatuan Kebajikan Orang-orang Tua Bahagia Selangor), in Petaling Jaya is home to 35 persons between the ages of 50-90+, some of whom have been abandoned by their families while some are disabled. 

With no visitors and donations forthcoming when the MCO was implemented, the home had to resort to its reserve funds (for emergencies) to buy food and disinfectants. Quota Club members chipped in to pay the home’s water and electricity bill (RM1,500) and made a cash donation of RM3,000 on 27 April 2020. 

Yi Xin Orphanage (Pertubuhan Pengurusan Pusat Jagaan 1 Malaysia), located in Ipoh, is home to 32 children aged between two and 18 years old. The home relies on public donations to pay rent, pay rent, utility bills, food, children’s tuition fees and staff salaries; these donations however, have dropped since the implementation of MCO. Quota Club donated RM 3,200 on 19 August 2020.

Lovely Nursing Centre (Pusat Jagaan Orang Kurang Upaya dan Terbiar), located in Petaling Jaya, is home to 50 abandoned seniors and those who have no family to look after them. Currently there are 50 residents who are provided with food, clothing and shelter. 
Since its establishment in 1999, Lovely Nursing Centre has cared for 430 elderly citizens, terminally ill persons, individuals with special needs as well as the homeless.

Quota Club/friends of Quota responded to their appeal for cash donation and vegetables.

The Lighthouse Children Welfare Home in Kuala Lumpur, which provides shelter for underprivileged, physically and sexually abused children, received grocery vouchers worth RM1,000 as part of Quota's quarterly donation. 

The home  also received two cartons of biscuits and one carton of snacks from 5 Senses Event Management.

Taman Megah Home for Disabled and Handicapped Children (Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-kanak Cacat Taman Megah) is home to 130 children—including mentally challenged, orphaned and abandoned children, as well as some adults who grew up in the home. 

An appeal for donations was made through social media to support the home during the MCO. Quota Club responded and donated RM2,450 worth of medical supplies—Lactulose, Ensure, Pediasure and diapers on 24 May. 

Friends of Quota also donated RM1,600 which was used to purchase groceries and toiletries for the home. Friends of Quota also donated laundry detergent and floor cleaners (City Edge Hotel Malaysia) and biscuits and snacks (5 Senses).

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27 October

Donations by friends of Quota

Donation of six bottles of Lactulose 500ml from Klinik Salak Selatan on 30 September

Donation of biscuits and snacks by 5 Senses Event Management on 6 October

Donation of laundry detergent and floor cleaners by City Edge Hotel Malaysia on 6 October