Surviving only on public donation, the Penang Senior Citizen Carers' Association is seeking funds to help fulfill the home's daily needs.
Located at Jalan Thomas, the home's chairman, Khoo Teik Ee said the daily cost of running the home runs up to RM5,000 and the funds are running dry.
"During the offical launch of the home in May 2012, we received RM57,000, which will last us for almost a year," he said.
The home currently houses 10 inmates, where most of them were abandoned by their children.
Khoo said they are looking to have an extension as there are more request for some old folks to be sent to the home.
Volunteers for The Star "Do Good" programme will be helping to clean the surroundings of the home, doing somepainting, changing some new furnitures and do some garden landscaping for the folks.
Those who wish to give donations can e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 04-8268495 or call the association at 04-8283294.