One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others. ~ Lewis Carroll
Last Sunday we have packed 100bags of groceries to be given out to intended recepeints on our carelist.
Why not random door knocking? Because as we keep on doing this our list of beneficiaries grew month after months.
Some write in themselves. Some was written by concern neighbours, cousins, social workers. Yes even social workers write to us to aid families in urgent need because it takes a while for the system to 'verify' them and give aid to them. Such irony. Then how come we dun need to verify the recepeints? Do we Juz shove these bags to any Tom Dick or Harry?
No we do hv a assessment procedure but when you have nothing in your kitchen and you hv a baby to feed we normally trust our gut feeling and it's seldom wrong. But when it's otherwise, we learn our lesson n we move on. Life is too short to make a mountain out of a molehill. If you need to pretend to gain a bag from us , we can only pity you because there is so much beauty and satisfaction in living independently.
But Alhamdulilah our recepeints are not like that. They are open and transparent in their situation because this is temporarily hiccups in life... and they will rise above this... we all do! None of our work and effort will ever go so far without the help of our contributors. They have been supporting us all this while. Their trust and support will never be taken lightly. They are the backbone who allows us to to what we love monthly. Have money and have groceries but without the hardwork of our voluntèers how does one progress? Luckily we hv lots of Volunteers who understand our limitations and yet still comes forward to assist.
Recently many of our volunteers are upset because we no longer hold mass packing and distribution like before. In sha Allah we will when the numbers of bags arises. We cannot do what we do before when the numbers of bags does not justify the no of Volunteers coming. We sincerely hope for your kind understanding.
Dear recepeints, thank you for your patience.
It's not an easy journey but your kind understanding while waiting for the bags is much appreciated. Alhamdulilah now that we have a collection centre, you may come and collect the bags instead - via appointment only.
How do we manage this coordination on such scale? It looks easy but nothing worth doing is easy....for that I am forever grateful to our dedicated and super flexible admins Sis Rahdzelah & Sis Zana whom without them the works behind the distribution will not have gone smoothly at all.
FTPC does not exist on its own. It existed because of love, prayers and support of one and all - the admins, the contributors, the volunteers and the recipients.... we can't have one without the others.
Thank you for your support
Thank you for your generosity
Thank you for your trust
With this we could conclude #FTP10 and announce the next campaign #FTP11 on Sunday 27th November 11am at Whampoa Estate.
We hope for your contribution and support to make this yet again a successful event. Further details will be out soon. Have a Wonderful Wednesday!