Season of giving: 8,000 Christmas gifts collected through Boys’ Brigade Love Box community project

Wee (standing last row, fifth left) and others in a group photo following the closing ceremony of BB Love Box 2023 held at a shopping mall in Kuching on Dec 23, 2023.

KUCHING, Dec 24: The Boys’ Brigade Love Box 2023 community project has successfully collected a total of 8,000 Christmas gifts this year.

According to Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng, the gifts have already been distributed to recipients in schools and the community over the past few weeks.

“From the 8,000 gifts collected up to date this year, I would like to thank the generous people of Sarawak who have contributed in big and small ways to share the spirit of Christmas.

“Gifts have already been distributed over the past few weeks to recipients in schools including Sekolah Kerajaan Tabuan Ulu, SJK Chung Hua Primary schools, Home of Peace, and to friends from our communities,” he said during his speech at the closing ceremony of BB Love Box 2023 held yesterday at a shopping mall here.

The mayor also extended his gratitude to the Boys’ Brigade, a non-governmental youth organisation, for their efforts in coordinating the annual charity event.

“I must express my thanks for the initiative taken to bring about a more caring society. This is very much in line with the Malaysia Madani slogan, which focuses on developing the country’s humanity and racial harmony.”

“For a voluntary youth organisation to coordinate such a charity event throughout the State of Sarawak, I understand that members and supporters gave their time and effort to ensure that the joy of Christmas is shared-from the manning of booths in public places, collection, and distribution of gifts to recipients since Nov 4.

“The gift may be simple—a 5kg pack of rice and some household items, or a set of basic stationery for students, amounting to RM40.

“I am sure with the economic strain on people’s income, this gift will mean a lot to the recipients, irrespective of their religious or racial background.”

Furthermore, he commended the Boys’ Brigade in Sarawak for the impact it is making in the lives of both the givers and the receivers.

“I would like to encourage the members of the Boys Brigade to continue this effort of caring for the community and the sharing of Christmas joy to the people around them,” Wee added. — DayakDaily