Nalanda Youths’ “Charity Car Wash”

Nalanda youths spending more than 3 hours diligently washing cars to raise funds for charity!

On Sunday 29 March, Nalandian youths organised a ‘Charity Car Wash’ at Nalanda House, Sri Serdang to raise funds for Dhamma Education, and the “Children’s Wish Society of Malaysia”, an organisation which aims to fulfil the wishes of terminally-ill children.

Setting up their service counter in front of Nalanda House to welcome 'customers'.

Beginning at 9am, the youths washed, dried, cleaned the interiors, and vacuumed more than a dozen vehicles sent by devotees!  It was a tiring but satisfying session for them as everyone reflected wisely after the campaign – that one should always keep in mind the objective of performing services and not to complain about physical discomfort such as tiredness and heat.  The youths also experienced the importance of patience, persistence and perseverance when enduring discomfort in performing such selfless deeds.

Youths helping to wash one of the Nalanda vans - "Chandra".

At the end of the day, the hardworking youths collected a whopping RM970 including donations from generous devotees.  Out of the amount, RM570 have been presented to the “Children’s Wish Society of Malaysia”.  The remaining RM400 was handed to Nalanda’s Treasurer for our “Education Fund” to help the Dharma School.

We rejoice over the wholesome deeds of our thoughtful and selfless youths.  You have set a noble example for all of us to emulate; may you continue to grow in the Dhamma.  Sadhu anumodana!