Sunday, February 20, 2011

Change a life, change your own 一点爱心,生命更新

On Sat, it is my turn to work as volunteer at World Vision exhibition. Beside new faces, it is glad to see some old faces, some faces that we meet annually in World Vision event :)

The Queensbay Mall in the early morning, shop not yet open, no crowd. Another volunteer were there early too. This year, the exhibition booth is simpler than last year, published other World Vision sponsors sharing. There are people sponsor more than 10 years, there is one who sponsored 42 children. 勿以善小而不为,勿以恶小而为之. Do what you can do, with faith :)

It is a very good chance to sign up, because we can fill up the form on the spot. If one signed up via online, he/she has to fax the form to World Vision office. Not a lot of people have easy access to fax service. I am not sure if we can email the form instead, always can call to World Vision office for inquiries.

Beside the exhibition, it is a good news for existing donors. They can send a postcard/gift set to their kid! If you have not write to your child for long time, this definitely is convenient.

My postcards to my children.

If you signed up on the spot, pick an apple and stick it to the white color tree of hope. We were so glad by 5pm on Sat, we have got more than 40 new apples. If you are existing sponsor, get the lovely t-shirt at minimum RM 20 donation.

The Nikon girl in action.

At 4pm, child sponsor Jason and Jovi Theng in action.

Ah Bao Ge was invited to shared his experience too, but I missed it, too busy explaining to visitor :)

What does a volunteer do? There are few roles. First is giving flyers, and explain to visitor. There will be some at the signed up counter assist new sponsor to fill up the form, some at souvenir counter, setup/dismantle the booth, etc etc.

Why am I keen in volunteering? I love to spice up the idea of building a kid future. 儿童是未来的栋梁. Malaysia kid is fortunate enough to enjoy clean water, stay in air-cond room, with chance to go to school. There are some, outside our region, walk bare foot to school, live in a plastic cover small cubicle. Love should be spread with no border of country nor religious. 爱是无分国界,肤色。

Beside help promoting a caring society, it also bring some benefit to own. When you are distributing the flyers, you will see a lot of different faces. Some with manners, accepted politely, or rejected with humble smile. Some just ignore you by not looking at you at all, some will show black faces, some will walk far away so you cannot reach them. Which kind of person are you when people give you flyers? I learnt to reply with smiles, regardless if I need the flyers. I learnt to be more humble. I learnt to appreciate people. I learnt to become a human who respect human.

During this exhibition, it was nice to meet few faces. There is one person who regularly go to orphanage and old folks home to help, there are new young donors. I am glad to be able to talk to two student who work part time in a J restaurant. They know about World Vision child sponsorship in radio. They asked me quite a lot of details on how to sponsor, although they can't due to financial limitation. However, I am glad to feel their faith. When I mentioned there is one off donation, immediately one take out RM 20 and ask for nothing in return.有钱没钱,有心就好。有钱有心,当然更好 :) The volunteers here are very glad to explain, although you do not signed up. It is about creating the awareness beside looking for sponsors :) There are 5 countries in need as of today: Africa, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Their government should have help them! you may think. I thought the same, but for countries with no resources, I will try to help.

See you next year at World Vision booth!


Yi Yang 毅阳 said...

我发觉我还真的蛮少参与 公益的。惭愧。

mk said...

Every people play different role :)
关心政治,也是公益的一种 :) 加油!