Outpouring of generosity to help WAO

On Nov 1, Twentytwo13 launched Project 60.1 to raise funds for a worthy cause.

The target was to collect RM5,000 from friends and families as part of Twentywo13 senior copy editor Purwaiz Alam’s pledge to walk 25km when he turns 61 on Nov 28 to earn the money for WAO.

The walk is also to symbolise the brave women and children who take the big step to walk away from domestic abuse to start life afresh.

It is heart-warming to know that there are many generous people out there. We surpassed the target in less than 20 hours with RM5,550 collected.

Twentytwo13 wanted to cap the figure at RM5,000 but there was a surge of donations yesterday afternoon. And what could we do but say “Why not? It’s for a good cause.”

This is besides donations that have been banked in directly to the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) bank account.

The funds will be used to help women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

Twentytwo13 readers and other fellow Malaysians can donate directly to Women’s Aid Organisation at CIMB Bank Berhad 80-0238299-7.

For more information, contact amnani@wao.org.my or visit www.wao.org.my.