Thursday December 10, 2009
Orphans help with festive finery
OVER the weekend, a troop of orphans from the House of Joy spent a few hours decorating a ten-foot tall pine tree to provide the Christmas touch at the SkyPark Terminal at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Petaling Jaya.
Along with the enthusiastic effort of putting it all up, Christmas wish lists were also strung on the tree by the orphans — adding to their hopes for Christmas.
The Christmas tree is located in the concourse area of the SkyPark Terminal at the Arrival Hall.
Passengers, visitors and members of the public can visit the tree and read the wish lists, and help realise the dreams of these underprivileged children.
The House of Joy, established on Aug 1, 1992, by Rev Tang Chee Sing and his wife Lee Ching Mun, is a social concern and a non-profit charitable home that administers shelter, care and training to orphans, children and teens who are underprivileged, abused, abandoned and neglected.
“The aim of the House of Joy is to reach out to these needy orphans, to help them develop a real sense of worth.
“We hope that by loving, caring, counselling, educating, training and transforming them through restoration will help them turn into useful adults, ready to face life’s challenges,” Rev Tang said.
“I would like to make an appeal to remember these little children. I appeal to you to open your hearts and generously contribute gifts to these little ones so that they, too, may know the joy of receiving something special on such a special day as Christmas,” he said.
All gifts for the orphans can be channelled to the Subang SkyPark office on the mezzanine floor SkyPark Terminal Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.
Distribution of the good tidings and festive gifts will be held on the morning of Christmas at the concourse area.