Project Chiang Mai A Success!

Project Chiang Mai was a success! Sorry it took us so long to update as it is always hectic the first quarter of the year and at the same time we were tabulating the figures while going about our full time jobs. Nevertheless, Project Chiang Mai was a blast and we not only reached out to the 170 kids from Baan Mae Ping, but also to 2 other villages and a physically impaired girl, who comes from a really poor family with only her mother trying to make ends meet while attending to her all the time. It is just depressing to witness such a case, so we discussed and donated 10000 bahts to them which is around S$400 but it can help them a lot to improve their living conditions. You guys can check out the pics if you haven’t at http://on.fb.me/1ib4jCT.

Anyways, as usual, every year we would wanna thank our wonderful donors who trust us and believe in what we do. Without them, it will be tougher for us to execute such projects. Please see the list of donors for 2013.

No. Name Cash $
1 Serene Tay 100
2 Siti Nur 100
3 Vizreaty 100
4 Dennis Cheong 200
5 Chua Beng Wah 50
6 Eunice Yeo 100
7 Lim Peck Cheng 100
8 William Tan 100
9 Natalie Bay 50
10 Kong Tuck Chee 50
11 Quek Sze Wei 500
12 Heng Lee Cheng 150
13 Wee Aik Beng 50
14 Effie Chew 200
15 Yee Wei Ling 20
16 Low Hui Ming 50
17 Johnny & Serene 200
18 Teh Kim Ming 100
19 Paul Poh 100
20 Rachael Teo 100
21 Lee Kim Kiok 100
22 Ang Yu Jing 10
23 Tan Hui Xian 500 baht
24 Ampara 50
25 Kora’s Friend 1000baht
26 Danny Hsiao 251.50

 At the same time, we would like to thank all participants for our first ever Gourmet Coffee Appreciation Workshop which was also a success! If you haven’t seen the pics, they are at http://on.fb.me/RNsVI2!

Jonathan Seow
Weng Cha
Iris Wee
Kok Eugene
Saw Hui Min
Sharon Nai & friend
Tan Lee Siew Rachel
Tay Nam Beng
Chan Shen Jau
Ang Wee Tiong & 2 friends
Tony Ong
Lim Kien Chuan
Loan Jiazhen & friend
Aw Sze Yin
Big Roy
Tiffany Ong
Angela Wong & friend
Denise Tan & friend
Ken Poon
Teh Lay Kuan
Tay Yee Yan & friend
David Joseph Goh
Samuel Tan
Wenting
Ng Hui Hui Susan
Kaye Chong
Mr & Mrs Er
Goh Puay Yew

Participants:

Also not forgetting all our previous event participants and donors for their continuous support! Most importantly, our regular active members for making things possible! Do keep a lookout for our activities this year and our annual event at the end of the year! 🙂

With gratitude,

CGG Committee

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CHIANG MAI/PAI , HERE WE COME!

How time really flies! In about 12 hours, the CGG team of 16 will be heading to Chiang Mai and then Pai to reach our beneficiary school/orphanage Baan Mae Ping. We have geared up so much for this day and it finally arrived. All members are extremely excited for this trip and believe me, our Whatsapp group has so many exchanges in conversation that if anyone missed it, it’ll be like hundreds of unread messages!

We will be setting off early in the morning on Christmas Day and will be shopping for the kids when we arrive in Chiang Mai. I will be reporting as real-time as possible (depending on network availability) for our family and friends who are very excited but at the same time, concern for our safety. While we are all partying tonight and tomorrow on this blessed day, I wish that we are in your prayers for clear skies and safety as we will be traveling up north to a village Pai via some windy mountainous roads.

So keep updated on our Facebook page (http://goo.gl/Qh57PQ) as we will be updating our journey for all of you! Merry Christmas y’all!

Big Roy

CGG Gourmet Coffee Appreciation Workshop

Dear friends of CGG,

This year’s fund raising event is a Gourmet Coffee Appreciation Workshop! We find this event pretty apt, reason because of the growing love for gourmet coffee in Singapore and we figured most of you want to understand what goes behind that cuppa! We have tied up with Highlander Coffee for this event and they have awesome facilities for this workshop! Thanks for working with us on this! So register your slot now and what better way to learn and contribute to charity at the same time! Please find the event poster link below for more details!

CGG Gourmet Coffee Appreciation Workshop

Cookies will be served to all participants! Extremely generous self-baked contribution by Kristine Yu and friends!

Please the following before registering for the workshop:

  1. Note that there are 2 sessions. Please register the session that you can attend.
  2. Please use your real name and contact details in the registration forms. It is important as we need your names to recognize on our site for contributing to our fund raising efforts and at the same time, if there are any changes to this event.
  3. Strictly no children allowed. 13 years old and above only. Dangerous with so much boiling coffees and devices around.
  4. Sessions will commence on time. Please arrive half an hour earlier for registration.
  5. Exact change at the door is preferred.
  6. Each session only for 25 pax. Registration is on first-come-first-served basis. We regret if we cannot slot you in when registration is full.

Looking forward to all your participation, let us all have fun in the name of charity! 🙂

With gratitude,

CGG Committee

PROJECT CHIANG MAI 2013 UPDATES 3

Hey y’all,

Sorry for not updating sooner as I was awfully swarmed with my big move inter-city within China and finally able to catch some breath over the weekend to work on posting this update.

From our last update, we are already filled for this year’s charity trip to Northern Thailand. So this year we have a total of 16 members heading up to bring joy and fun to the 160+ kids of Baan Mae Ping! This is definitely a record for CGG since we started 5 years ago! Awesome!

While we are organizing our activities up there as well as logistical matters, we are also planning for our fund raising event which will be announced in our next post. We would like to thank our friends and colleagues for some donations coming in every now and then and we will definitely acknowledge and list them down after our trip.

So check out our next post and we really hope to see you at the fund raising event!

With gratitude,

Big Roy

PROJECT CHIANG MAI 2013 UPDATES 2

Hey folks!

Just some updates following from our previous update for this year’s trip to Chiang Mai.

Participants:

We have a total of 13 participants signed up for this trip! Now we are left with only 3 slots for any one of you who are still contemplating in joining us! Email us at cggsingapore@gmail.com to register your interest!

Donations:

We have received some donations from our friends and colleagues these couple of weeks. Similar to our members who commit their leave days and own funds for our annual trips to bring joy and hope to the less fortunate kids, we too have a bunch of friends, family and colleagues who are there supporting us yearly for our projects. Some were skeptical at first but when they see the stuff that CGG does and the appropriate usage of the donated funds, they have more confidence that these monies get to the hands of the needy. Kudos to all our donors in the past years and years to come!

Fund Raising:

We are in the midst of planning our fund raising Coffee Appreciation Cum Latte Art event on the 14th December 2013, Saturday. There will be 2 sessions;  morning and afternoon. Details will be out soon sometime this month. Lock in the date first if you’re keen ‘cos we have also locked in that date for the event. 🙂

Will update again soon, take care y’all!

With gratitude,

Big Roy

PROJECT CHIANG MAI 2013 UPDATES

Hey y’all,

Just a quick update on the school that we’ll be visiting after gathering some facts from the principal.

Name of School: Baan Mae Ping

Number of Students: 168. Includes 29 students and 17 orphans staying in the school.

Age Range: 5 to 15 years old.

School’s Wishlist

  1. Drums x 10pcs (Est total S$650) – To be played for national anthem every morning before school starts and also for any other major events.
  2. Learning Materials (Est total S$400) – English/Thai books & educational posters.
  3. Supplies – Rice, instant noodles, cooking oil, sanitary pads, mosquito nets, etc.
  4. Bath Towels (Est S$10 each) – These will be used as blankets to keep the kids warm during the winter season from Nov – Jan period.

Participants:

So far we have 11 participants already confirmed with flight tickets and accommodations booked. Dates are still from 25-31st Dec 2013. If you would like to join us in this years trip, we still have 5 more open spots for people we are genuinely keen to experience doing charity out of city areas. Hurry now, base on first-come-first-serve basis! 🙂

Please refer to our previous blog post (http://wp.me/pE63z-a4), we are still looking for sponsors for the items listed. Regardless your donation amount, every bit will help us help the unfortunate kids during our trips. If you can gather some friends, colleagues or family members to sponsor the larger ticket items, it’ll be awesome! And as per all our annual trips, we’ll list out all our donors on this website to recognize them for their selfless contributions so that our trips can be more meaningful to the beneficiaries!

Looking forward to hearing from all of you soon!

Hugs,

Big Roy

Care Givers Group

Project Chiang Mai 2013

Hey y’all!

As you may have recently discovered that we have postponed Project Myanmar this year due to the SEA Games which coincidentally will be held in Myanmar at the same time we are suppose to be there.  We came to this decision due to the fact that hotel rooms are pretty booked up, while everything else is inflated for this upcoming huge event in Southeast Asia. As a result, we reckon that our every dollar cannot be stretched as much as we expected it to be. We want our donors’ money well spent. At the same time, as all expenses are paid by the members themselves, it will be pretty costly for them as well.

Hence we have brought forward our next year’s project, which is to Chiang Mai. With God’s blessings, we managed to get contacts and information for the north western parts of Thailand, Pai District of Mae Hon Son. Pai is a village within the valley of mountains which is about 4 hours drive from Chiang Mai city. The people there are mainly from hill-tribes and have been living in poverty.

The School/Orphanage:

We have a few options actually but just to mention one of them, which is a school cum orphanage. This school has 200 kids and out of the 200 kids, there are 40 orphans, whom were made orphans overnight by irresponsible parents who dumped them in the school and didn’t come back for them. That’s how poor they are. The kids will be fed lunch in school daily and you can imagine the cost for feeding 200 kids. Their staples have been poor quality broken rice and vegetables. Meat or even noodles are rare unless some charity/volunteer groups come along and buy them lunch when they visit. So quite likely we wanna help this principal who dedicated her life to taking care of these children (especially the orphans), forgoing her own marriage and possible city life.

How You Can Help:

Contributions can be in the form of the following:

  1. Sponsor A Bag Of Rice – S$50 for 100kg of broken rice. They need basic necessities like these on top of other stuff like mosquito nets, sanitary pads, soap, milk powder.
  2. Sponsor A Lunch Of Love – We will engage a cook from an eatery in Pai to cook a simple noodle soup lunch for 200 kids and staff. Cost is around S$500 per lunch. (We were told that some kids can eat 3-4 bowls as they do not know when they will get to eat this again.)
  3. Donate A Cartridge Of Polaroid Films – We need around 25 cartridges so that each kids will get to keep a Polaroid picture taken with one or more of our members. So that they will be reminded that when they grow up, they can also help others in need.

There will be excess from these money that are donated and we will donate them to the school.

We will be organizing a Coffee Appreciation Session also, price at around S$50 per pax. Venue and date yet to be confirmed. Same thing, surplus will be donated to the school.  We will also be using our balance funds from last year to buy stationeries and snacks for the kids, and maybe donate some money also.  All spending and donors will be mentioned in this website after the whole event, just like what we did for the past few years.

Tentative Dates:

25th to 30th Dec 2013

For those who wanna join us in this expedition, we are limiting to 16pax only. Our members going this year consist of 9 pax already. All base on first-come-first-join basis. 🙂 All expenses (air tickets, accommodation, transportation, food, tour, etc) will be shared and paid out of the participant’s pocket. Funds collected will be used for the beneficiary/beneficiaries only.

So if you and your mates would like to sponsor or donate any of the above-mentioned, or if you would like to join us for this trip, please email us at cggsingapore@gmail.com. Be sure to ‘Follow Us’ here, our Twitter @caregiversgroup and our Facebook Page for further announcements for the trip and activities.

We need all the help we can get! Looking forward to hear from you guys! 🙂

Care always,

CGG Committee