Project Ho Chi Minh 2015

Hi y’all,

Sorry for the lack of communication as everyone is particularly busy this year, especially for me. So we will try our best to update as much as possible.

As you can see from the title, we have decided to head to Ho Chi Minh this year to visit a couple of orphanages. Despite our busy schedules, we are still finding time to plan for our trip this year. We have friends in Vietnam helping us to coordinate some logistical matters over there and will be heading there on the 24th December instead of our usual 25th.

As we are planning our itinerary, do let us know if you happen to know some orphanages at HCMC that require help and we would like to visit and perhaps fulfill some of their wishlist. You can email us at cggsingapore@gmail.com with the details.

Will update more and please keep us in mind in your prayers.

Thank you and God bless.

Yours truly,

Big Roy

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Project Chiang Rai 2014 – An Awesome Trip!

Hey guys,

Sorry for the lack of updates over here but we have been updating a lot on Facebook due to the ease of uploading of pics via many forms of  medium.

 

The trip to Chiang Rai was an awesome one. We planned for 2 locations but ended up checking out another school, totally impromptu. Everyone enjoyed themselves playing with the kids, mingling with them, spreading the love and I must say our team was ready for all things unexpected. Could be due to our many years of experience dealing with kids? I’ll leave it to your speculation!

 

As I have embarked on a new venture of late, time is really limited on my side. Hence I will try to upload pics of the schools asap! I have already uploaded the first school pics and you can view them on https://www.facebook.com/caregiversgroup!

 

Thanks again for all the support guys! Your trust in us let us witness the happy faces of all our beneficiaries! We will upload the list of donors and supporters soon!

 

Take care and God bless!

 

Yours faithfully,

Big Roy

FUND BAKE 2014

Friends of Care Givers Group,

Every year we have a fund raising event to help raise a little fund to help us reach out to more poor children for our charity trips to somewhere in Asia. But the main purpose is to actually keep in touch with our friends, relatives and colleagues who have been supporting us for our projects since we started CGG in March 2009. We find such activities very meaningful amidst our busy lives and also to help those who are new to us understand our work better.

Fund Bake 2014 is back again for the 3rd time after previous 2 successful attempts and this year we will be holding the event in a proper baking school with proper baking facilities at Bakerz@Work! So what’s on the menu? Check out the details below:

Fund Bake 2014 – Learn to bake a Rainbow Cake!

This is a program with hands on and demo. We will be embarking on a journey to do 5 layers of different coloured moist butter cake and smother over with cream cheese buttercream, topped with yummy cheese frosting! Yes, you get to bring home what you made on that day! (Base on pairing basis)

Date: 30th November 2014, Sunday

Time: 2pm to 5.30pm

Venue: Bakerz@Work

Address: 605, Macpherson Road, #01-18 Citymac Industrial Complex, Singapore 368239 (Taiseng MRT station is just 3 mins walk away)

Fees: $75 nett per pax ($10 will go to our fund for helping needy children in Asia, balance is for the coaching and materials from the baking school). Children are allowed under close supervision of their parents only at same price. Payable at the door. Extra donations are definitely welcomed! 😉

Registration Online: http://goo.gl/DKZBzp (Maximum 20 pax only. While space last! )

Enquiry: cggsingapore@gmail.com

Rainbow Cake

So hurry register your interest before all the spaces are snapped up!

With gratitude,

Care Givers Group Committee

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

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 A Success!

What an awesome day! Today’s Gourmet Coffee Workshop held at Highlander Coffee was a great success! We had 2 great sessions and we were filled for both of them!

All thanks are going out to all friends and family who came today to support our event, your participation gives us more reason for us to carry on further in our mission to help more unfortunate kids!

Thanks also for friends who took so much time in baking cookies and biscottis for the participants and also for sale as well! they taste great!

Thanks are also going out to Highlander Coffee for hosting the venue at a discounted rate for us and accommodating our infiltration into their premise! 😉 They gave us in depth knowledge of how coffee was evolved and how to prepare various types of coffee with proper techniques!

And not forgetting all members of CGG for coming down to help and ensure our guests are comfortable from the time they arrive! You guys are awesome!

We have uploaded all the pictures of today’s event on our FB page (http://goo.gl/jEKM71), so go check ’em out now! 🙂

With gratitude,

CGG Committee

Hacking Attempt On CGG’s Email

This is not the first time this is happening on our email account. Could be some hacking bot that is trying to access to our email or it could be someone who is trying to use our email account to request for ‘donations’. See an excerpt from gmail’s warning email:

We prevented the sign-in attempt in case this was a hijacker trying to access your account. Please review the details of the sign-in attempt: 

Sunday, November 17, 2013 6:53:51 AM UTC 
IP Address: 198.74.109.98 
Location: United States

I am seriously happy that CGG’s getting some recognition or rather attention from the world, definitely flattering. But using a charity group’s email for your unscrupulous intentions is totally not cool. A big ZERO in morality. If you need to hack, why can’t you be like Robin Hood? Why are you robbing the poor now? Are you sick? Leave us alone please!

This definitely brings to our attention that we should clarify a couple of issues here for all our family and friends:

  1. CGG will not request any monies/donations/funding from anyone via email. CGG will not be responsible for any monies/donations/funding lost via such scams.
  2. CGG’s activities will only be announced via this website officially, until further notice.
  3. In any case of doubts, please drop us a message on Facebook or Twitter or my personal email account limroyATgmail.com. (Bots pick up email addresses electronically if you use the ‘a’ with a circle around it symbol.)

Thank you all for your support so far in all our activities and we hope y’all can continue to support us in our efforts to help the unfortunate kids and indoctrinate them to ‘pass it forward’ when they grow up. Your support has helped us change lives in small but awesome ways! Looking forward to see you all in our upcoming Gourmet Coffee Appreciation Workshop event! (http://wp.me/E63z) That’s the best time to know us better and our missions/visions for our group! So sign up now before all the slots are filled up! 🙂

See y’all soon!

With loads of gratitude,

Big Roy ❤