I think the order was: Lydia had read some of our blogs raving on about BBQ Addicts’ superior BBQ items. She wanted to organise a lunch for the kids, and so wrote to them requesting for quotations. Grill Sergeant Lance decided to sponsor the BBQ and roped in his friends, asking us if we’d like to spend a Sunday at Rumah Hope with the kids. Yes sir of course sir.
I don’t remember but I must have asked if they needed anything for the BBQ or home. Someone told me that because of the ‘back to school’ period, the kids were lacking of stationery. Somewhere down the line, I thought of preparing stationery goody bags for the kids when we were to go over for the BBQ outing.
Off I went to my usual stationery supplier. I told him about what I wanted to do, then picked out items which I thought that the kids may need in school. I’d asked Lance to find out the number of kids below and over 12 years old as they will have different needs. To cut the story short, my stationery supplier (who would like to remain unnamed) and I came up with a goody bag for both groups, each costing RM40. He’d given me good discounts for the items for which I’m most appreciative!
Then I rallied my family and friends to help in sponsoring the stationery bags. By the end of the day, I had sufficient pledges of donations. Much overwhelmed and humbled by your generosity, thank you! By the time I was ready to collect the items, I had extra money to purchase add ons such as Manila cardboards, art drawing blocks, geometry sets and so on. These would be given to the home’s administrators to dispense as and when necessary.