Today is Giving Tuesday.
It is a National day of giving and you can play a part in making December 3 to be Singapore’s biggest day of giving!
You all may know about our latest ieatishootipost T shirts. Those of you who have ordered the T shirts should be receiving them any time now. Together with TeeFaction.com, we have managed to raise $2000 from the sales of the T shirts. I want to thank Mark from TeeFaction for donating their portion of the profits to our cause. I have had a great experience working with TeeFaction to print these T Shirts. Basically, all I had to do was to provide the design and whoever wanted a T shirt would visit the Teefaction.com/ieatishootipost to order their T shirts. Once the T shirts are printed, they are sent direct. The quality of the silkscreen printing is excellent and there was minimal administrative work on my part!
Over the last few months, we have also managed to raise another $7000 from our various makan activities. I had initially planned to do food drops in Batam, but because of Typhoon Haiyan I have decided to channel our funds to help the victims there first.
The ieatishootipost community will be donating $9000 to Goducate for their work in helping the people affected by the typhoon. I have just spoken with Dr Paul Choo who has just returned from the Philippines. He has a team there who are helping the people there rebuild their communities. They are now focusing their efforts on setting up temporary shelters in order to start up schools and teaching the locals how to to use chainsaws to make planks from the fallen trees in order to rebuild their houses. They are also providing seeds and worms to produce organic fertilizers (vermi-composting) so that they can start growing their own food. You can read more about their work there on their website.
The scriptures say that “It is more blessed to give then to receive”. This is a fundamental truth in any culture or religion. I am only citing Goducate as one way in which you can help. There are needs everywhere, both locally and abroad, so there are plenty of opportunities to give. Do give a thought today about how you too can experience the joy of giving!