News Release

Bless a Child, Then Plant a Tree

Service to Those with Disabilities

February 9, 2018, volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered at Tasputra Perkim, a home for disabled children with social welfare issues, to plant trees and garden. The commemorative event, near Kuala Lumpur City Centre, celebrated installation of a large mirror for physical therapy instruction and provision of office supplies including filing cabinets. Similar to previous events, mango and lime trees were planted. The younger trees are in close proximity to their thriving, larger, symbolic siblings.

The relationship between the LDS Charities and Elahe Norman, chairperson for the full day care and educational center has grown over years of collaborative efforts to serve those less fortunate. Gifts to the Centre for expansion of services and providing wheelchairs to deserving residents as well as patients confined to local hospitals have blessed the lives of many.

Ms. Norman stated, “ Those who provide care to the needy, should be aware of LDS Charities and their willingness to help.”

Seventeen volunteers of both genders and varying ages gathered to perform the service supervised by Ms. Norman. They expressed gratitude for the opportunity to help the children by beautifying the residence and improving the functionality of the grounds. The home residents appreciatively observed from a distance admiring the efforts and sharing encouraging smiles.


LDS Charities is the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its purpose is to relieve suffering, foster self-reliance and provide opportunities for service. Sponsored by the Church, LDS Charities follows the admonition of Jesus Christ to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, take in the stranger, clothe the naked and visit the sick and afflicted.

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