Charities and NGOs in need of donations

Last Christmas we got a suggestion of posting about ways of spreading the goodwill so this year we collected a list of charities that are in need of donations – whether it be money, clothes, food or your time. The charities and NGOs listed have been referred to us by friends – we are not familiar with all of their work. For further into, contact the organisations directly! If you work with a charity or an NGO in Malaysia that you feel should be on this list, just leave the details in comments below.


Lighthouse Childrens’ Welfare Home
The home in Bangsar offers vulnerable children a safe place where they can get away from their difficult backgrounds. The home is run by Mr and Mrs Steven and the focus is in bringing the children up in a loving, family focused environment among brothers and sisters of different ages ranging from 2 to 20. Lighthouse is in need of help for rentals, utilities, food and nutrition, education & medical bills etc. If you would like to find out more or help please contact Mrs Stevens on 016-3141789 or

NTF (Need to Feed the Need)
The NTF is a community initiative to help the homeless and urban poor. Most of the able bodied have jobs but salaries are so low they can’t afford deposits for rental so end up paying a daily rate of 25 to 40 rm for a squalid room or living in tiny makeshift rooms in converted shop houses. Providing meals and other basic essentials helps them to get by. NTF operates from Medan Tuanku Feeding centre, that has facilities such as washrooms, medical room, prayer room and  and washing machines/dryers. You can sponsor a meal, prepare dishes or volunteer your time at the centre. For more information email

Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK)
YCK is a 24-hour crisis and drop-in centre, providing meals, activities, therapy, case management and education programmes for the at risk children of Chow Kit. They also have a safe house for the most at risk cases, to keep vulnerable and abused children protected and away from their abusers. They always welcome volunteers and other help – read more about ways to help here. Should you be interested you can e-mail Mr Ahmad Idzwan
ANGSANAcare is a NGO providing an unique set of services to underprivileged pediatric palliative care patients and their families in the Pediatric Institute of Hospital Kuala Lumpur (IPHKL). ANGSANAcare is the only NGO in Malaysia that utilises music, art and play therapy to help children and their families cope with the physical pain and emotional stress of terminal illness. To find out more please contact Ria Thomas (thomas.ria at,
AngsanaCARE’s Chairperson.
Tanma means strong in Burmese and is a federation of three refugee women’s groups: Chin Women organisation (CWO), Kaoprise and Mang Tha. Together they work to develop projects and activities through fair trade, empowerment and livelihood programs. To find out more call 0169587782 or e-mail They also have an amazing collection of items to purchase and by making the decision to buy from Tanma you are helping to empower the ladies of Tanma.
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The Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI) is an NGO established in 1959. Its SAHABAT Support Centre (SSC) provides services to urban refugees: a school and other educational programmes, health care and support in meeting the basic needs. Financial support is needed to purchase food and/or food vouchers to families in dire need. Donors are also sought for the Adopt a Family programme that matches impoverished refugee families living in KL with individual or group sponsors to provide the family with regular support.

Contributions can be made:

Malaysian Social Research Institute
Bank: Standard Chartered Berhad
Account No: 312-1-5705335-9

Kindly notify them by email, at with your name, address and email; and a tax deductible receipt will be issued. (Reference number LHDN.01/35/42/51/179-6.7194). For more information, please call Siti at 03-4252 8699 or email

Agathians Shelter
Agathians Shelter is a registered welfare home and orphanage, housing 40 boys who are either orphans, abandoned and/or from single parent or broken families. Help is needed to raise funds for school expenses, utility bills, food cost to maintain a balanced diet for the kids, as well as household items.

Donations by cheque (payable to Pertubuhan Kebajikan Agathians Malaysia) or bank transfer to Maybank account 1141 6096 5371. All monetary donations will be issued a tax exempt receipt.

You can also help by joining a Banana Leaf Luncheon, authentic South Indian cuisine prepared in-house every third Sunday of the month. Tickets are available for sales at the shelter on the event days.
Living Hope is a registered NGO that feeds and educates the poorest of the poor children. They welcome donations in cash and goods (school bags, shoes, uniforms and stationary for children 3 – 12 years old; biscuits, instant noodles, canned food etc. and staples such as rice, sugar, oil and milo).

Cheques can be made payable to Living Hope and  mailed to Living Hop e, No. 65A, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Or bank directly to: Living Hope Maybank Account No. : 514196 635780 (please advise accordingly). For more information, contact

Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Soup Kitchen is an NGO that provides hot vegetarian food, medical aid, counseling and job placements to the poor and homeless in KL, Penang and Johor. They also provide groceries to urban poor families. They always welcomes donations, in cash or kind, and volunteers.

For monetary donations, kindly make cheques payable to “Kechara Soup Kitchen Society”, or bank in to Malayan Banking Berhad Account No: 5122-­3133-­4874. Swift Code:MBBEMYKL . Branch: SS2/63. Do notify them by email when payment is made. A receipt for tax exemption will be provided.  For more information contact Mimi/Justin at 03-21416046.

Shepherd’s Centre Foundation
Shepherd’s Centre Education is a foster home that caters for orphans and underprivileged children. Other than cash donations, they need school uniforms, bags and shoes for both primary and secondary school children and new clothing for the children (ages 4-19 years old) as they do outgrow their clothes fast.

Cheques can be payable to Shepherd’s Centre Foundation or banked at: MayBank : 512 521 107 398 – Public Bank Account 1: 309 7888 603 – Public Bank Account 2: 310 7183 714

For more information contact Pastor Jacop David: 019-2662525 or Mrs.Bridget David:  012-2992525
Address: 20 Jalan 3, Taman Aik Ann, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor Malaysia. Tel: 03-87231213

PDK Cenwaey Penaney – Cenwaey Penaney Community Learning Center
From a very young age, Orang Asli children are expected to be schooled within a non-native curriculum, and in a language which is not their mother tongue. Not surprisingly, a fair number of Orang Asli children do not fare well in primary and secondary school, let alone make it to tertiary level. Towards this end, two brave friends started a community learning center that seeks to bridge the gap between mainstream education and the traditional knowledge and heritage of the people in the Semai community of Kampung Ulu Tual in Pos Sinderut, Pahang. Building started in 2014 and the centre was opened in early 2015. They are in need of financial support to pay the salaries of the centre, that currently has 151 students. They are also in need of stationery and food items. Donations can be banked at CIMB: PDK CENWAEY PENANEY, 8602026919. For more information, contact Jen Egi

Teach For Malaysia (TFM)
TFM’s vision is to ensure that one day, all children in Malaysia will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. Through the Fellowship Programme Fellows are placed in high-need schools across Malaysia. For two years, they create impact in their classrooms and develop themselves as leaders. Monthly donations help Teach For Malaysia keep its fundraising costs low while generating steady cash flow for their operations. You can make a donation to Teach For Malaysia via Paypal, Credit Card or Debit Card (VISA or Mastercard) on If you’d like to donate via bank transfer or cheque, please make payment to:

Payee: TFM Foundation
Bank: CIMB Bank Berhad
Branch: KLCC Branch
Account: 86-0015211-3 Swift Code: CIBBMYKL

All donations to Teach For Malaysia are tax exempt. More information: e-mail

The ACR Refugee’s Health Care Clinic
The clinic was started in 2002 by a French doctor, who saw the need to offer medical support to the Myanmar refugees who at that time were unable to access any free medical treatment in Malaysia. The majority of the health conditions of the patients are a direct result of the harsh living: malnutrition, respiratory and gastric illnesses, skin conditions and back problems from laborious work. The clinic, run by volunteer nurses and doctors, is open for general health services twice a week and every second Wednesday for mothers’ and children’s health and wellness clinic. They are continuously in need of donations in cash and goods (medicines, vitamins, milk powder and infant cereal). All jumble is also welcome (clothes, shoes, bags, bric-a-brack) – call Liz 012 9332622, pick-ups can also be arranged.

Pertiwi Soup Kitchen
PERTIWI Soup Kitchen provides a humanitarian food-aid service to the homeless and poor irrespective of race or religion. By interacting with various destitute inner-city communities on a regular basis, additional support has been given to assist those who are ready to become more independent. Meanwhile, PERTIWI Healthcare Services project helps the homeless and hard-core poor who seek basic treatment for common ailments. Donations are welcome in cash and goods, read more here. Volunteers are also welcome. For cash donations:
Account Number: RHB 2-14035-10201591
Account Name: PERTIWI

Badass Monkeys

Badass Monkies is one of the new wave of NGOs in Malaysia. They sell BAM merchandise to support the underprivileged families in the region, but do also accept donations and can arrange pick-up.

Women’s Aid Organisation
Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) is a non-religious NGO based in Malaysia, committed to confronting and ending violence against women. WAO provides shelter and counseling for women nationwide and also advocates for women’s rights as human rights.

Donation in cash or cheque*
Account name: Women’s Aid Organisation
Bank name: Public Bank
Account number: 4 – 5230685 -13
Account Type: Savings
*Please email bank in slip or screenshot of transaction to the contacts below. Tax exempt receipt for donations in cash or cheque can be issued upon request

Vivian Yap, Fundraising Executive,, 012 2906895
Tan Heang Lee, Communications Officer,, 016 665 3237
Office tel: 03-7957 5636 / 0636

Donations in-kind can be dropped off at: No 15, Jalan 14/28, Section 14, 46100 PJ
Opening hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

Ideas Academy

Ideas Academy provides secondary education to refugees, stateless and undocumented children in their learning centre in Pudu. Most of these children do not have documents, and therefore cannot go to regular schools. Started in September 2014 with the first class of 24 students, the school now has over 156 students and a growing waiting list.

You can make donation to support Ideas Academy via bank transfer:
Name: IDEAS Academy Sdn. Bhd
Name of bank: RHB BANK BERHAD
Bank Address: RHB Centre, Jalan Tun Razak, 59400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Account No.: 2141 2900 2707 59

Please email a copy of your transaction so that they are able to acknowledge your generous contribution. For more information contact Ms Phuspa, Administrator at +60392263170 or Sanne Jansen, Development Manager at +6017 668 9451.


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2 Responses

  1. Another great post. I hear of some organisations getting a lot of stuff that they don’t need, but lacking in things they do. It’s a good time of year to remember what’s important in life. It’s easy to get caught up in the commercialism of the season, and forget what really matters.

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