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Positive Living Community

  • By Gabriel Moses · Malaysia, APEC

 

Positive Living Community

Main aim of the charity

Positive Living Community brings new life to the Drug Addicts and gives a dignity living for HIV AIDS patients. We have rehabilitation programs for the drug addicts. We go out in search at the streets for those who are willing to change their lives

How the employee got involved and why

I heard about the Carl's soup kitchen from a friend and went to see their noble works and was indeed touched and made a decision to render my services. Basically, they provide a place for the street people to wash their cloths, bathe and were given a lunch from Monday to Saturday. From there, I heard that another group, Street Shepherd Outreach, do feeding for the street people by going to them at the streets in the night to provide dinner. I too joined them and experienced the lives of the homeless. Again I was saddened by the condition of their living and their places of sleeping were under the bridge, pathway, overhead bridge and along the stairways of buildings. I then heard some of the street people who were willing to change their lives were sent to a drug and HIV AIDS centre. I went there too and felt pity for them and was moved to bring new life and hope into their lives

What work does the employee do for charity?

Hence, now I am involved in soup kitchen and street feeding. I also give motivation and spiritual talks at the drug and AIDs rehabilitation centre called Positive Living Community. I have also organized teambuilding sessions both at the centre and have brought them to a park to conduct water base teambuilding. I am also involved in collecting usable things and give it to the poor and needy. I am also involved in organizing Christmas party for the street people, orphanage and poor children.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

Currently we are depending on individuals to feed the street people and we can only give limited food. If we have the money we can give blankets, mosquito coils, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, towels. We can also use the money to do some renovations for the rehabilitation centre as the condition of their living is quite bad. We can also use the money to organize year-end Christmas gathering. We can use the money for medical purposes and for some of them who are homeless due to poverty, we can place them at some homes so that they can have a decent living and along the way search for them jobs for them to be independent.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

My only wish is to bring them hope. These people are rejected by the society and they think they are hopeless and a burden to the community at large. I would work really hard to spend the money to give them a decent living at the rehabilitation centre. It is a joy to see that I am bringing new life and hope to these poor and needy people. The meaning of life is happiness and it is only a reality when we bring joy and love to these people. I can't change the lives of many but I am satisfied if I can just touch the lives of some within my capability and ability. My strong believe is that some care and love will give them hope.

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