1. Rising costs due to rise in petrol prices have hit charities badly.
2. Couple with the current world financial crisis, charities in Malaysia are now in dire need of funds to keep themselves afloat.
3. Some charities like Penang-based The Hiding Place, a drug rehabilitation and juvenile centre, has also seen a reduction by more than 60 percent.
4. Charity Malaysia appeals to all donors to keep the funds flowing, even at a slower pace. Please do not stop giving. Charities in Malaysia depend on you.
For full report, see Malay Mail, July 21, 2008.