I believe in life, we have to give in order to want. What comes around goes around, and whatever you give out, will eventually come back to you, in one form or the other. Karma, they call it.
I have always done my fair share of charity. I don't usually say it, because there isn't a need to. Well, until now.
The first time I visited an orphanage was three years ago, I can't remember where and the exact time, but it was an orphanage housing 40 kids or so. I was there, with the rest of the volunteers to help entertain the kids, brought food and some writing tools.
It wasn't so much the giving, it was more the time spent with the kids, to see them smile, laugh, "manja" with you, it warms my heart so much I knew if I have the wealth of Angelina Jolie, I would have done the same as she has.
Help the needy
Last year, I received a project from a company and ended up with lots of ice creams which I don't eat. So I decided to call up some local orphanages to see if they needed anything apart from the ice creams I wanted to share with the less fortunates.
Some of the orphanages are really snobbish, they get so much money from well known icons and politics they don't give two hoots what you commoners can offer. It really pisses me off because these people don't really care about the kids, the shelter sometimes becomes an excuse to bring in cash.
Until this one time when I visited a home for the handicap kids in Taman Megah, which houses an impossible number of 136 kids. Down syndrome, crippled, blind, mute, deaf...etc you name it. It's depressing, I spent half a day with a friend there singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star over 20 times with this 21 year old down syndrome 'kid'; it made her day, it made my week.
What I brought for them by what I can afford was so little it's depressing, to be honest, I don't have much money, I'm not a rich folk, I wish I am but I'm not. My friend bought some milk powder which I doubt it could last them more than two days. Last I heard 7 kgs of vegetables can only last them one meal.
Therefore for the first time, I am going to use the measly traffic I have on this blog to do something beneficial for the unfortunates, and I think now is the right time and moment.
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Chinese New Year is coming, and I want to celebrate this coming festival with these kids. Therefore I need help from whoever that's willing to help out there or whoever that's reading this blog. I don't ask for much. Remember those CNY cookies and biscuits and leftover canned food which we never eat during CNY?
Well, now it's the time to put them to some good use.
On 13 February 2008, Wednesday, I will be bringing some friends to visit this home with some food and company. For those who wish to contribute a little something back to society, bring those cookies, canned food or even some ang pow cash from your hometown after CNY celebration,
I will collect them on 11th and 12th at a collection point in Sunway/Kelana, or if you are free, follow me to visit the kids that day itself.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to arrange contribution collection time.
Help me help them.