Last week, I volunteered to help the Hawaii foodbank which is a nonprofit organization established in 1982 by a guy named John White. He basically single handedly opened a small warehouse to collect food from people and he would distribute it to other charitable organizations to feed the lower income people, homeless, children,etc. To be honest with you, I am pleased to hear and read about such a person, being able to have a vision to help masses and just going for it! Now, Hawaii foodbank distributes nearly 9 million pounds of food per year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I was happy I could be a part of this amazing organization...here are a few pictures of how I "helped"......:)
Listening to where we were stationed.......look at all the green shirts, you get one if you volunteer..ehehe..BUT I did not because they registered me somewhere else...:( I had to wear an ugly orange vest instead!!
We were fishnetters again....seriously, that is how they collect donations here....but this time, I collected much less donations compared to the last time...I realized that people who live in the city are less generous....boo to you guys who drive Mercedes Benz's and BMW's and not even have the heart to give 1 dollar! You don't even realize how much 1 dollar can contribute to a person.......OR do you think they didn't donate because of my striking orange vest????!!?????
This dude here is amazing! He literally risk his life to get donations, weaving in and out of cars, trying to create hype for people to donate! Kudos to you, charity organizations need more people like you! He was funny too, saying he wanted to take pictures to show his daughter what he was doing...I am sure your daughter must be proud of you:)
After a whole morning of trying to get donations, our shift ended and of course, we have to grab lunch right????yes, me and food! how ironic? when I was trying to help the Hawaii foodbank...Anyway, we went to this placed called Banana Leaf cafe at McCully, they served fusion Asian and Italian. Have you guys ever tried that before????? Their pasta basically have an oriental taste to it, loved it!!! Go check it out, its reasonable too.......
The chef gave us a TOMATO salad on the house...although my friend Jennifer and I disliked tomato, we gobbled this whole one up! Yummmmmmmmm........and it looks pretty too....
One of my greatest passion in life is to not only to do charity, but to be at the forefront of helping the less fortunate, especially children. I know many people think, "not all people think like you" especially when they aren't that well off financially. To me, it is not about whether you have the money to donate, if you don't, maybe if you happen to be free and want to help, you can volunteer your time? And for others, their intellect? For instance, tutoring orphans, or simply letting others who want to help know about orphanages you think may need help. Small things like that can go a looong way for some of these children, women, homeless people. Personally, I feel fortunate to be blessed with great parents, a roof over my head, food when I am hungry, educational opportunities, and alot more.....I feel a need to give back and help those who do not have these things. I can honestly tell you, I don't know exactly how an orphan or a homeless person feels and what they go through, but I will at least try to meet them halfway..................
I am actually thinking of going back to Malaysia and making a video of all the orphanages that are truly in need of help and I will be highlighting their plight and needs. Will you guys be interested in this project of mine, to watch videos like that, and help me spread the word?
Let me know guys!