17 October 2015 Mizuho Bank's "Mizuho Volunteer Day" (MVD 2015)
Total 80 volunteers which is probably the largest group of volunteers HOPE worldwide Malaysia had thus far, participating in 4 community programs - Food Distribution Program, MY Reading Program, Creative Art Program and visiting to the beneficial families' houses.
The Home Visit Program was the highlight of the day as we we had 43 volunteers (out of 80 volunteers) signed up, visited 24 families within 2 hours. The volunteers were all guided by 8 facilitators to visit the families i different housing areas. During the home visit, the volunteers from Mizuho Bank were warmly greeted and welcomed by the families. Each family had their life story to tell which left so much inspiration and impact toward the volunteers. We brought KFC Combo meal and groceries to each family.
We had the second group of volunteers who worked at the Sentul Free Clinic for the Food Distribution Program, which reached out to estimate 80 families, who were here to collect the groceries. Thanks to all fellow volunteers who compassionately helping some of the families to carry their groceries to the bus stop to take the public transport home.
We also had a minimal number of volunteers who stayed back at the centre to be Teachers of the Day in the MY Reading Program and Creative Art Program.
By the end of the MVD, we had the volunteers who did the home visit to share their experiences and the inspirations they gained.
It was indeed an inspiring time as we heard so many volunteers shared about how much they feel for the living condition of low income group families. Some of the famlies, though they didn't have a lot, but they offered their hospitality to thank the volunteers who came to help them. One of the families even do not have mattresses that they have to sleep on the floor. The volunteers from Mizuho who visited the family decided to pool their donations together to buy mattresses for this family. There was an elderly woman from one of the families, who kissed a young volunteer's hands as she expressed her gratitude.
We are indeed very grateful and honored to have hosted the Mizuho Volunteer Day (MVD) at HOPE worldwide Malaysia. We look forward to have more working opportunities to create greater social impact in the future!
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