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BeCause Charity Treasure Hunt 2015 – a roaring success!

“Why did you choose 16th Sept to have the BeCause Charity Treasure Hunt?”

That was a question many asked us before and on that day. The straightforward reply was easy because it coincided with Malaysia Day, a public holiday. A day which all Malaysians celebrate. What better way to do that than by taking part in a charity event with the theme: “Hunt with Fun & Purpose”!

Of course we did not foresee the haze and that there were other parties targeting to do other things that day. Fortunately, 85% of the Charity Treasure Hunt participants braved the haze (many wore masks) and were not perturbed by another incident that was unfolding around the same time. There were some concern and anxiety from our committee. Thoughts of cancelling the Charity Treasure Hunt did pop up briefly but the thought of seeing the event through no matter what was firmer.

A total of 129 teams – totalling 500 plus participants from all walks of life and denominations – turned up at Sunway Pyramid Mall, the venue of the Charity Hunt. According to the principal of Malaysia Hunt Club, this was a record turnout for a Mall Hunt, an unequivocal success!

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With great enthusiasm and high spirits running through everyone present, our Organizing Chairman, Dato CN Chan sounded the horn to signal the start of the hunt at exactly 10am. All Hunters set their heels to find their treasure!

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The Hunters returned at the end of the 3 hours time limit to submit their answers. Their determination to win showed as no one was disqualified for late submission or committed any breach of the Hunt’s rules.

A drum performance by the children from Bodhi Homecare Cheras kept the boisterous crowd entertained whilst the Hunt organisers checked the participants’ answers and tabulated the scores.

So that was the Fun part.

The meaningful part, the real purpose for BeCause to organize this event was to raise funds for two charities – Bodhi Homecare Cheras and Kajang Caring Home. After Organizing Chairman Dato CN Chan gave thanks to everyone involved especially the participants, BeCause president Mr.V.C.Ngeow on behalf of the BeCause presented mock cheques to the two beneficiaries. Each charity received RM23,000 which represent the full proceeds from the Charity Hunt’s registration fee collections.

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More fun followed… Time for lucky draws! Due to overwhelming support from sponsors and friends, a total of 20 gift parcels, ranging from Coach bags to holiday vacations were given out.

This was followed by the presentation of the cash prizes to the three teams who submitted the best scores. Another 7 consolation prizes were also given out in ascending order.

What about those who did not submit enough correct answers to qualify for prizes but had stayed the whole day from 8am to 3pm to keep the event alive? There were no losers on that day. Everyone who registered, were given goodies bags stuffed with quality gifts, even for those who did not turn up.

To quote a smiling lucky draw winner on that day, “It was like Christmas came early!”

Do check out our Facebook page or search for the hashtag#becausecharityhunt2015 for more photos and videos of the event!

2015 BeCause Charity Hunt!

The name BeCause is derived from two words “Be” and “Cause”. They represent the heart message our Society wishes to spread : Be the cause to make a difference in the lives of those who are in need and underprivileged.

Our philosophy is that one can always help in his/her own capacity – be it money, gifts , effort or time. In this way , charity work can be transformed into enriching joyful experiences rather than something we do as an obligation. This, we believe, will help promote the spirit of collective responsibility so that everyone can take part.

BeCause principally supports and promotes worthy causes and NGOs who are in the same help category. Hence, there are no barriers for us when it comes to helping those in need.

On 16th September 2015, BeCause will be organizing a Charity Hunt at Sunway Pyramid to raise funds for two worthy causes:

1.Bodhi Homecare, Cheras

Building new accommodation quarters for the 30 odd orphans and abandoned children. Their living quarters were burnt down by intruders in 2014.

2. Rumah Caring Kajang

Building a new Home on a piece of land which the Home had been offered at a discounted price after eviction notice was served on them to leave by end of 2015 by the local authority.

The theme of this event is ‘Hunt with fun and purpose’.

100 % of the proceeds from the participation fees collection will be given to the two charities in equal share. We want every cent of public’s money to go to the named Charities.

To register your team online and for more information on the Hunt, please click on the poster below:

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Alternatively, you may download the registration form and details of the Hunt here.

Feel free to message us on our Facebook page if you need further information. We’ll also be posting updates on the Hunt there!

We need your participationLets hunt for a good purpose!

‘Together we can make a Difference ’

Helping, learning, and painting at Kajang Caring Home

Fourteen Help Institute college students wrote to BeCause to help them to fulfil their Study Skills volunteerism assignment.

BeCause was happy to work out an appropriate program of activities for them so that they have a deeper feel for charity work .

The program started on 13th June, with a briefing at BeCause centre to introduce our organization and its objectives. One of our objectives is to empower youths to contribute more to Society and to remove the wrong notion that charity is only about money and belonged to the domain of rich and famous adults.

Kajang Caring Home’s caretaker Wendy Yap had earlier been looking for help to repaint the Home’s two houses.

This opportunity seemed timely and the job was suitable for the Help students as it is working indoor. Our President and wife kindly sponsored all the paint, painting tools and materials needed for the job.

On Saturday, 20th June, the painting effort started at 10am with some invaluable help from an elder from the Home who gave some tips to the students on how to do a professional painting job.

The students put in 5 hrs of solid work! Actually the painting part was easy. The preparation to move, cover and protect the furnitures, beds etc and getting the students to learn quickly how to mix paint and acquire basic painting technique was the challenging part.

The students worked diligently and completed the job ahead of schedule before 3pm. After cleaning up everything and making sure the beds and other furniture were back in their original places, the caretaker only had praises for them. We could see happy faces amongst the Home’s inmates.

What a wonderful and meaningful way for youths to spend a Saturday in this way!

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Getting practical painting tips

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Helpful youths with kind hearts

 

 

 

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Rumah Caring Kajang residents having a relaxing afternoon

 

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Useful life skills learned while helping others!

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BeCause President getting his hands dirty!