Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mother’s Day gifts for poor Single Mothers

 This year’s Mother’s Day turned out to be a special one indeed for many of the poor single mums under Parents Without Partners (PWP) Bhd’s care who usually don’t get gifts from their very financially strapped kids year in and year out.

On May 18th however, some 30 poor single mothers were thoroughly surprised with huge boxes of goodies each filled with – cooking oil, biscuits, packets of drinks, Milo, sugar etc – sponsored by the Subang Jaya Community Youth Football League teams that wanted to reach out to the marginalized groups even as they have fun on the field.

The group comprised kids as young as 7 years old to teenagers while parents and even some grandparents formed the bulk of the cheerleading and coaching teams that had been meeting regularly for the last 13 years since 2000. Interestingly, this is a volunteer-driven group that boasts a cute tag line "where no one is paid and everyone plays" - how lovely!

Together with Pertiwi the organization that mobilizes volunteers to operate its many different soup kitchens for the homeless within the Klang Valley region, PWP’s single mums, 7 of them were treated to a simple high tea complete with mee siam, curry puffs, popiah, luscious cakes and topped off with piping hot tea/coffee and ice cold syrup drinks.

For all the single mums hailing from USJ1 in Subang Jaya, Puchong, Desa Mentari and Shah Alam,  the big box of goodies were a complete surprise and a much welcomed gift indeed. Single mother Mariammah said that she was so touched by the generosity of the sponsors because her three boys just loved all  the items given especially the Milo and the packet drinks!

Single mum Aida from Puchong was deeply touched by the many heartwarming words personally written on her box by the donor team – Wolves - and she urged me to convey her sincere thanks to all the wolves who had combined to gift her, her very special box of goodies.

Linda another single mother of three boys said that as soon as she had opened her special box, all her three boys grabbed hold of the biscuits first and chomped them in a flash! For perpetually hungry kids like these, gift food boxes like these are akin to winning the lottery indeed.

On behalf of the very happy single parents who received the food boxes donated, PWP wants to salute all the football happy kids and their very supportive fans, parents and cheerleaders of SJCYFL and we hope they will get many more fantastic goals even as they achieve their goal of reaching out to the community around them.

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