Donate gifts to the less fortunate this Christmas season
Spread the love this Christmas season by dropping gifts off at the BB Love Box collection booths and Wish Trees located at Plaza Merdeka and Crown Square.
Organised by Boys Brigade’s Second Kuching Company, members of the public can help make children’s wishes come true by donating presents at the gifts collection booths open from Nov 1 to Dec 4, 10 am to 8 pm.
“As of this year, we are targeting to collect 4,000 gifts to give to the less fortunate,” said Second Kuching Company Captain Sim Tze Sian.
Held annually since 2012, the BB Love Box is a community project designed to collect and distribute gifts to the less fortunate during the Christmas season, regardless of their background.
The Second Kuching Company also announced their first-time collaboration with Kuching-based radio station TEA FM for this year’s BB Love Box programme.
To donate, pick up a wish list from the collection booth with the recipient’s name and wish item then shop for the gift stated in the wish list. Donors are then to wrap the gifts with the wish list securely attached and drop them off at the gift booth.
Divided into two categories, the wish lists are split into a children’s wish list (infant to 17 years old) where stationaries and school bags can be donated while for the family and elderly care list, general food items and other necessities such as milk powder, bath towels and rice can be donated.
Donors are advised to check that the expiry dates on perishable items exceed more than six months and that food items are halal.
Gift recipients are the needy in Kuching, Sri Aman, Betong, Saratok, old folk’s homes, children’s homes, dialysis centres and other welfare organisations.
The opening ceremony of the BB Love Box project will be held on Nov 7 at the ground floor of Plaza Merdeka from 2 pm to 3pm. The BB Love Box Theme Song in Malay will be performed by the Second Kuching Band.
On Dec 12, the closing ceremony and Christmas party to be hosted for about 300 children and old folks will be held on the ninth floor of Crown Square from 12 noon to 2 pm.
Donated gifts are scheduled to be delivered to the recipients at their residences and organisations from Dec 18 to 20 from 10 am to 5 pm.
For more info, visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BBLoveBox; telephone 013 8048025 or fax them at 082 416717