Support US so that we can continue to support OTHERS! ACS needs your suppport and donations to keep our services going. This is an invitation to touch lives together, and to show us your ability to support people with intellectual disabilities
Who are we?
Asia Community Service (ACS) is a non-profit organization based in Penang that has been providing direct and support services to children with developmental delays through our early intervention centres (Gelugor and Seberang Jaya) for babies, toddlers and preschool children since 1996. We also run the Mobile Toy Library Outreach project to promote play to severely handicapped children in the rural communities.
In the year 2000, the ACS Stepping Stone Work Centre was started with the aim of providing employment to people with intellectual disabilities (PwID). Situated in countryside Balik Pulau, this cottage industry offers work opportunities for these individuals to be involved in eco-friendly and creative artisan activities such as batik painting, handweaving, soap making, pottery, paper making, recycling and baking. It is a stepping stone for them to be economically independent while ensuring their valued role in the community.
Currently, ACS services over 200 children with developmental delays and young adults with intellectual disabilities and their families with a team of 14 full / part time staff and a team of dedicated volunteers. We depend mainly on public donations and sales of our handmade products to pay for rentals and salaries of 39 fulltime employees (including 25 persons with intellectual disabilities).
Our running expenses is approximately RM50,000 each month.
We need your help!
Since March, as a result of the Covid19 lockdown, our income has been deeply affected. We also have not been able to sell any of our handmade products.
This is our first attempt in crowdfunding / to raise financial support via the internet. Hence, we have set a conservative target of RM5000 to be raised in 45 days. It would be simply exhilarating and a great motivation if we can exceed the target and beyond.
But we can only do so if you support our effort by contributing or by sharing our appeal.
Special Hands Eco-Soaps
Amongst the variety of handmade items produced at ACS Stepping Stone Work Centre, our bar soaps are our best-selling consumable product. We manufacture them using eco-friendly materials along with natural oils. As a thank you, we will be including pieces of these bar soaps as appreciation for your donations.
Get in touch with us!
Asia Community Service is able to issue tax exempt receipts for those who require. Please email us at [email protected] with details of your contribution (fullname, amount, date, address). However please take note that official tax exempt receipts can only be issued at the end of this campaign.
Update: Thanks to all our backers, we've been able to hit our initial target amount. In confidence we have raised the bar to RM25, 000. We shall look forward your continuous support to achieve this new goal!