KOTA KINABALU– Changgih Designs, a Sabahan social enterprise and artisanal textile-maker, is seeking help from the public to raise RM 20,000 to purchase food relief supplies and reusable face masks for 500 families across Kota Kinabalu during the second wave of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
‘Masks & Meals’ is a fundraising initiative born from the ‘Rakyat Jaga Rakyat’ spirit and cultivated within the Changgih Designs community.
The goal is to sustain the less fortunate communities across Kota Kinabalu villages – including Putatan, Penampang, Kionsom, Inanam, Kinarut, and Menggatal – most of whom are facing unemployment during this challenging period.
During the last round of CMCO, Changgih Give Back – the social responsibility arm of Changgih Designs, managed to feed more than 2,000 individuals across Kota Kinabalu with their ‘Give10toSabah’ programme. Changgih Designs is now hoping to be able to provide to more beneficiaries in need.
The food relief supplies for ‘Masks & Meals’ are personally purchased and packed by organisers of Changgih Designs to be distributed to beneficiaries.
The fundraising drive will provide basic food aid and reusable face masks to families – depending on their most urgent needs.
“This programme is especially crucial for us at Changgih Designs because our skilled artisans are members of the local communities who are directly impacted by the second wave of CMCO and Covid-19 outbreak here in Sabah.
“Any amount of help from the public is much appreciated. We are remaining hopeful that this wave will pass quickly for our colleagues, friends and families in Sabah.”Changgih Give Back head Allen Dawson
Those who are inclined to support this initiative, can find a donation listing on Changgih Designs’ website at https://changgihdesigns.com/products/mask-and-meal-donation.