Lending A Helping Hand, In Any Way We Can

“Sedekah itu menghapuskan kesalahan seperti air memadamkan api (At Tarmizi 614)"

“Sesungguhnya Rahmat Allah amat dekat kepada orang orang yang berbuat baik (Al Araf 56)”

One of the many things that I love about running is meeting people from all walks of life, with different experience and views and they had somewhat helped broaden my views and outlook about life.

Runners and running groups not only talk about running or meet only when there are training runs or during events; our relationship go beyond running and we form a special bond and friendship over the years.

A number of running groups are also active in charity effort and many won’t hesitate to lend a helping hand for the needy.

Gaited Community is one such running group and since early last year has set up  a fund for members to “bersedekah” systematically and consistently. Collaborating with Lembaga Zakat Selangor, the group is making a continuous effort in giving back to the community.

Some members of the group will also visit the recipients (asnaf) and from these visits, the members shared their experiences with other members via social media accounts and together we learn about these asnaf families’ struggles, hardship and challenges that they faced in their daily life.

Some of Gaited Community and GC Care past activities:
Photo credit: Farisha Shamaruddin
GC Care Ramadan 2019 Project
Location: Kg Tanjung Semenyih, Kg Pasir Baru Semenyih, Kg Orang Asli Kechau Dalam

GC Care Feb 2019 Project
Location: Petaling

Photo credit: Zahir Junid
GC Care June 2018 Project
Location: Klang, Kapar/Meru

GC Care May 2018 Project
Location: Sg Cincin, Kg Nakhoda, Kuang, Paya Jaras
Gaited Community members helping out at one of the homes they visited.

Running has certainly changed me and my outlook in life; physically and spiritually.


  1. It is good that a healthy running activity could bring changes in you towards life.
    I think I changed after seeing how poorest and homeless people lived in other countries.

    1. People like Mr Kuan (uncle potato) and Sted Azmi apart from friends like you, who are active in helping the poor made me realise how lucky and blessed I am.

  2. Society needs more groups like those that you joined that get together due to a shared interest but yet also spare time to help the needy.

    1. I'd like to think there are many like-minded people out there who are doing the same., 😊


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