2012 EXPENDITURE & DONOR LIST

On behalf of all members and beneficiaries of Care Givers Group, I would like to thank all family, friends and partners who have donated or contributed in any way to our year of activities. We can only do so much but with your support, we can go further to reach out to more kids in need in Asia. God bless y’all!

TOTAL COLLECTED (2012) AMOUNT (SGD)
FUND BAKE $1,700.00
COOKIES OF LOVE $2,190.00
CASH DONATION $3,850.00
CARD SALES $847.00
TOTAL COLLECTION (2012) $8,587
TOTAL EXPENDITURE (2012) $5,546
BALANCE FUNDS (2012) $3,041
DONATION BROUGHT FORWARD (2011) $1,272
BALANCE FUNDS CARRY FORWARD TO 2013 $4,313

 

DONOR LIST

COOKIES SALE CARD SALES CASH DONATION FUND BAKE STUDENT SPONSORSHIP
Sharon Nai Roshe Sun Chen Nan Chia Hwee Lang Yan Yan
Rosy Ho Chua Beng Wah Xu Pei hui Roy Lim Rosalind Lim
Roy Lim Sue Yap Roy isobel li dingding
Han Joo Sharon Nai Rosaline Lee Glynis Hong
Yee Wei Ling
Aileen Wong
Lee Siew Poh SUN Chen-Nan
Dennis Cheong Penny Choo Lee Siew Poh’s mum Weng Cha
Kok Eugene
Chew Keng Wah
Dennis Cheong Ampara Aramcharoen
Kong Tuck Chee Adeline Koh Saudah H M N Diana
Tey Ju Nie Guan Leng Maxx Carmen
Koh shi ying Shermaine Tan Tai Ngiap Rosaline
Magendran Phil Quek Sze Wei Lim Peck Cheng
Lee Bing Yang Kon How Natalie Sok Gek Bay Tay Yu Ling
Deng Xinying June Amy Ng Khuang Choo Pu Lu
Zinkie Aw
HuiShi
Goh Puay Yew Zhang Jiazhen
Roshe Ye Ling Toh Lay Hong Teh Qing Li
Goh Chwee Sim Marisca Diana Chng Lay Yan Rachel Chan
Lee Siew Poh Peter Peh Pei Ru Sharon Nai
Chitra Kumar Andrew Ching Sieh Woon Ang Xiao Fang
Sue Yap
Roy
Joyce Chan Maxx Chew
Lina Nai Ong Teck Guan Sim King Huei Jonathan Seow
Julia Nai Annie Samantha Ong Shen Jau
Yvonne Wei Lin Lin Wanqing Han Joo
Cai Shiyun Jason Yap Qiuyi Rachel Tan
lance soon Grace Isaac Chua Eugene Kok
Lim Peck Cheng Juliana Keith Man Charlene Soon
Rachel Tan Andrea Chong Khai Siang Nur
Tay Yee Yan Winnie Joshua Chua Brenda Nai
Iris Wee Tiffany Samuel Choo Paul Poh
Jonathan Seow Faith Lee Peili
Zhang Nan Sunnie Amelia Lim
Elaine Neo Jane Rosalind Yeo
Diane Pek JiaSheng Chia Suwei
Teng Oon Tang Ashley Trina Gan
Adrian Leow Debbie Serene Ong
Ho Xinning Mindy John Chiah
Tan Sai Choo Eve Diana Tan
Lim Lay Huat Matthew
Sun Chen Nan Simon
Juay Shenny
Chen Hui-chi Rachael Teo
Chai Chai Hoon Christina Lee
Trina Gan Lee Siew Hua
Sim King Huei Goh Tong
Samantha Ong Iris Wee
Samuel Choo Lee Kim Kiok
Karen Ow TC Wee
Audrey Khng Wee Xin Lin
Tam Yongwei Wee Xin Hui
Jason Foo Wee Xin Min
Tay Xinyun
Chia Suwei
Tan Say Hong
Lin Qingyao
Michelle Phoo
Ching Sieh Woon
Daniel Soo
Jamie Chia
Claire Zhang
Seah Seng Chye
Terence Lim
Joyce Puah
Wong Jia Yun
Deborah Chia
Lilian

Thank you all once again and do keep a look out for our activities this year and not forgetting our annual year end trip! If you wanna join us for the trip or contribute in any way, write to us at cggsingapore@gmail.com! We would like to hear from you! 🙂

 

Care always,

Care Givers Group

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FUND BAKE 2012 – REMINDER!

To all participants for Fund Bake 2012 tomorrow! Please remember to:

  1. Bring your registration fees
  2. Bring your preferred ingredients (raisins, choc chip, nuts, cranberry, berries, etc)
  3. Come early before 1.45pm
  4. A bag to bring back your own baking
  5. Monetary donations, if any 🙂

We are looking forward to you tomorrow! Let’s bake and have fun! 🙂

With gratitude,

CGG Committee

FUND BAKE 2012 – REGISTRATION CLOSED

Hey y’all!

Registration is officially closed for Fund Bake 2012 and we have a whopping total of 35 participants and 3 kids! 🙂

For those who have registered, we’re all looking forward to meeting all of you at the event! See ya! 🙂

*P/S: Event will commence on time so please come before 2pm! 🙂

With gratitude,

CGG Committee

Dec 2012 – Cookies Of Love Baking Day!!

After a tough 7 hours of non-stop help out from Chef Lun, we have finally done it. 3000+ cookies and 154 tubs later, we were all so tired! But it is all for a good cause and all members are just happy that the delicious cookies were all done!

For pictures of the event, please check out at http://goo.gl/79zAS!

 

With gratitude,

CGG Committee

 

COOKIES SOLD OUT!

Our Cookies Of Love fund raiser has ended because we have sold out all 150 tubs of pre-orders for these delicious cookies!!! Volunteers of CGG will be baking these 3000pcs of awesome shortbread butter cookies tomorrow! Hope we can resist from nibbling!!!

Thank you all supporters and your contributions will go a long way in helping us help those beneficiaries from our annual trip and activities! Awesome y’all!

Deepest gratitude,

CGG Committee

PROJECT GUIZHOU 2011 – EXPENDITURE LIST

Hey folks,

Reckon we should include this expenditure list so that our donors will know what we have spent on. But I couldn’t upload this while I was in Shanghai due to network problem in China and hence doing it now in SG before flying back this week.

Below are total expenses for the entire trip and balance will be carried forward for our annual project this year. And as usual, all travel expenses are forked out by our members themselves without touching on the raised funds and that all expenses were discussed with all participating members before coming to those decisions for expenditure.

No Items RMB$ Est. SGD$
1 Goodie Bags (Chocs,   Gummies, Rice Biscuits)  $       409.42  $      85.30
2 Stationery  $    2,054.40  $     428.00
3 Toilet Building
Pre-paid  $ 10,000.00  $ 2,083.33
Cash  $    9,500.00  $ 2,014.00
4 Shoes  $    4,550.00  $     947.92
5 Cash Donation to   Student
王老糯  & Family  $    2,000.00  $     416.67
Grand Total Spent  $28,513.82  $5,975.21
*exchange rate: SGD0.48:RMB$1.00

Care always,

Big Roy

PROJECT GUIZHOU 2011 FIELD REPORT

Project Guizhou team is back and we have loads of pictures to upload and hence we will need some time to do that. Nevertheless, I would like to share with you all about our experiences during the whole trip and what we can do more over in Guizhou.

On the 27th Dec, the PG team took a 5+ hour flight from Singapore to Shanghai and as soon as we landed, we went to the hypermarket Metro to shop for our goodies for the goodie bags. We rested early as we have to embark for Guiyang City early next morning.

On the 28th morning, we arrived at the airport at 6am+ and took a 3+hour flight to Guiyang City. We had more than 80kg of baggages checked in. As soon as we arrived, we checked into the motel and headed to shop for provisions for the road as we had to have our breakfast on the road the next day. When our stationery shipment arrived in the evening, we started packing the goodie bags and it was like a production assembly line. When we were done, it was passed midnight and everyone headed for bed as we had to set off early towards Rongjiang.

Checked out at 7am and we loaded the mini bus with all our stuff. Good thing we took a bigger bus as we barely had enough seats for the 7 of us. Took us 4 hours of highway to reach Rongjiang town, where we met up with a teacher who will be guiding our driver to the school. We headed to Congjiang town to stop for lunch break and took us 2 hours to reach there via super bumpy roads. After a simple lunch, we headed up the mountains for another 1000m above sea level ride. Roads are narrow and wet (thanks to the rain earlier) and the sides are steep slopes.

Finally we reached the school after more than an hour of super bumpy and dangerous roads. But those anxieties were gone when we saw the students lining up outside the school gate, welcoming us warmly with firecrackers! We were served with their traditional rice wine at the gates by their 6th grader girls in their customary attires. Then we all went in to view the school. The air up in the mountains we thin but the freshness is beyond words. We felt like we were cleaning our lungs! J

While I was inspecting the base of the toilet which was already built for the waste to be collected, I was told the wood is ready soon for construction of the toilet. Most likely can be completed sometime in Feb due to the coming Chinese New Year holidays. While I was inspecting our donation, the kids were already lined up at the basketball court and very obediently waiting for us to interact with them. I gave my usual short speech and gave out the goodie bags immediately after. The children were so happy upon receiving new stationeries and sweets & snacks. It was quite saddening when we realized that these kids have never seen those kinds of candies and chocolates before and we have to tell them that they were edible before they started devouring them all! At the same time, we gave out the greeting cards which we sold to donors who would write their well wishes for the kids, everyone has one! Shortly after, we took out the cartons of new shoes and the kids went wild! They were so excited over their new sports shoes as they have been wearing those Jiefang shoes (army shoes) or farmers’ boots. Every kid has a pair and we told them they can exchange with each other if it doesn’t fit. Some of them put them on immediately! It was really heartwarming to see the glee on their faces!

Then in front of everyone, I presented the rest of the funds for the building of the toilet to their cashier and they were thanking us profusely. We then realized that no one has visited them before and we were the first! Looking back at the journey we took, it was no wonder at all. Then our members started taking on their basketball team for a quick game. In no time at all, all were breathless due to the thin air but it was all good fun. I on the other hand was touring around the school with the principal, visiting the various classrooms and checking out the condition of their tables and chairs. Only the Grade 3 classroom has 20 sets of new tables and chairs, which was donated by someone. The rest were still very filmsy wooden ones which I reckon will last the most another year. Then I asked the principal if there are orphans in the school. He told me there are but they are looked after by their grandparents or relatives, while some are single parents. He then highlighted to me there’s one particular Grade 6 student, 黄老糯 who is facing extreme conditions in the family. His dad has very bad liver problem and his mum is the only breadwinner in the family by helping in other people’s fields. I later found out from some contacts that they don’t earn more than RMB$2000 a year! So I told them principal, we should pay them a visit and we set off on foot immediately after.

After walking up the muddy slopes for about 250 meters, we finally reached the boy’s place. It is a shabby looking little hut on the outside and after entering the small entrance, we realized the space inside is really very small. There’s a fireplace in the middle of the house where they also cook their food besides keeping warm. Then there’s a small room adjoining the living space where 3 of them would sleep inside. Very very small and the floor is the soil ground which we stepped on outside. Then we found out his dad’s medical expenses were too high and they can only afford cheap local medicines. Then we noticed also there are many awards for this boy for his studies and sports. And also found out that he has to help his mum in the fields every day after coming back from school. We were all so sadden by the whole situation. Here is a boy who is trying his best at school and yet has to face the hardships in livelihood. In no time at all, we reckon he might just drop out of school to find work to earn money for the family. Hence we discussed among ourselves and decided to donate RMB$2000 to help them tide through the livelihood part. They cannot even afford oil and salt! As we were leaving, we then passed the money to the mother and told the boy to study hard and don’t let his parents down. He broke down into tears and our members quickly got out of the house as they couldn’t take it as well. After which, his dad starting crying badly and his mum started to tear as well… We quickly bided our farewell and left with teary eyes.

We then solemnly headed back to the school for dinner. I brought our Singapore’s curry chicken paste and coconut milk and taught them how to cook it. It turned out very nice. The whole dinner experience with the teachers and principal was so warm (other than the drinking part) and we felt their great hospitality and sincerity. It was a shame we couldn’t stay overnight because of the tight timeline for flight back, hence we had to rush off after dinner. The mountainous roads are not good for early morning travelling. So we bided our farewells and headed back to Guiyang town, where we rested for a night and debriefed in the next morning before our flight back to Shanghai.

Unlike all our other trips, this trip was the toughest. Road journeys were very long, our members have to fork out more money themselves to travel to and fro, we faced really poor kids and really poor school that require a lot of help and at the same time, we raised the most money for the year 2011. Raising more money could be due to more people are getting to know what we do and also we have more support from our family, colleagues and friends. Nevertheless, we have to thank all these people who made it possible for us to successfully complete our projects! The list of these beautiful people are as follows:

PINEAPPLE TARTS:

No. Name Amount
1 Lim Guan Leng  $         25.00
2 Geraldine Yap  $         25.00
3 Ye Ling  $         25.00
4 Janet Han  $       150.00
5 Denise Shen  $         75.00
6 Kuah Hoe Chuan Roy  $         50.00
7 Marisca Neo  $         50.00
8 Peter Tan  $         50.00
9 Angeline Wong  $         25.00
10 Eric Yee  $         50.00
11 Lim Chee Tiong  $       100.00
12 June Chiam  $         25.00
13 Tuan Xiao Qian  $         50.00
14 Joanna Tan  $         50.00
15 Adeline Koh  $       100.00
16 Betty  $         25.00
17 Tham Yoke Ping  $         50.00
18 Shirley Tay  $         50.00
19 Elizabeth Yeo  $         25.00
20 Christopher Tong  $         25.00
21 Eunice  $         50.00
22 Angela Wong  $         50.00
Total (minus ingredients)  $ 1,005.00

GREETING CARDS:

No Name Amount
1 Yee Yan  $            5.00
2 Meiyin  $            5.00
3 Effie Chew  $            5.00
4 Teh Lay Kuan  $            5.00
5 Tan Kuan Wee  $            5.00
6 Donny Lai  $            5.00
7 Derrick Ang  $         10.00
8 Ratih/Riko  $            5.00
9 Chen Hui Chi  $            5.00
10 Cheryl Chia  $          50.00
11 Peixian  $          20.00
12 Kelvin and Ellis  $          20.00
13 Bernard Teo  $          50.00
14 Wong Liyan  $            5.00
15 Tey Ju Nie  $            5.00
16 Ellyn Kok  $            5.00
17 Anna Tan  $            5.00
18 Lee Huili  $            5.00
19 Chan Jianxiong  $            5.00
20 Chua Kai Meng  $            5.00
21 Tay Nam Beng  $            5.00
22 Linda Kunardi  $            5.00
23 Steve lai  $            5.00
24 Sally  $         30.00
25 Heng Lee Cheng  $         10.00
26 Khuntontong Puttachat  $         20.00
27 Puay  $         50.00
28 Kong Tuck Chee  $         20.00
29 Wei Ling  $         25.00
30 Natalie Bay  $       100.00
31 Lim Peck Cheng  $         50.00
32 Loh Sai Yin  $         10.00
33 Wilson Lui  $           5.00
34 Low Huimin  $         20.00
35 Emily Ng  $         20.00
36 Cha S. Weng  $         50.00
37 Sue Yap  $         10.00
38 Lindawaty Khong  $         15.00
39 Erich Lee/ Lilian Leong/ Sean   Lee/ Eugene Lee  $         20.00
40 Quek Sze Wei  $       100.00
41 Ho Xinning  $           5.00
42 Mo Xiulian/Huang Qingxiang/Chen Nianchun/Lin Renjiao/Liao Lanxian/Cai Huiliang/Yang Fenglan/Lin Juanwen/ Chen Bixin  $         50.00
43 Lina Nai  $         50.00
44 Leong Man Chun  $         10.00
45 Brenda Nai  $         20.00
46 Ampara Aramcharoen  $         20.00
Total raised:  $       950.00

CASH DONATION:

No Name  Cash Donation
1 Effie Chew  $                  95.00
2 Teh Lay Kuan  $                200.00
3 Donny Lai  $                  15.00
4 Wong Liyan  $                  45.00
5 Tey Ju Nie  $                     5.00
6 Ellyn Kok  $                     5.00
7 Anna Tan  $                     2.00
8 Lee Huili  $                     3.00
9 Chua kai meng  $                     5.00
10 Steve lai  $                     5.00
11 Royston Ong  $                200.00
12 William Chua  $                500.00
13 TC Wee  $                  20.00
14 Lee Kim Kiok  $                  20.00
15 Wee Xin Lin  $                  20.00
16 Wee Xin Hui  $                  20.00
17 Wee Xin Min  $                  20.00
18 Iris Wee  $                100.00
19 Marisca Neo  $                100.00
20 Tuan Xiao Qian  $                  50.00
21 Shirley Tay  $                  50.00
22 Angela Wong  $                  50.00
23 Chng Lay Lee  $                200.00
24 Ng Khuang Choo Amy  $                130.00
25 Xiu Ying  $                  50.00
26 Poh Eng  $                  50.00
27 Tan Weiguang  $                  50.00
28 Amelia Lim  $                  50.00
29 Kelvin Ang  $                  50.00
30 Diana Tan  $                100.00
31 Chan Shen Jau  $                  50.00
32 Roy Lim  $              1,041.67
33 Roy’s Godsister  $              1,041.67
Total Raised  $                    4,343.33

OTHERS:

No Items Donated Donor Name Amount
1 Shoes (150 pairs) Weiling  $       200.00
Yanjing  $           200.00
Vivien  $    100.00
Xiyun  $           100.00
Jenny  $           300.00
 Total of $900.00
2 20 sets of writing paper + markers Chan Kok Mei
3 7pcs Electric Heater Pillows For Project Guizhou Team Mr Xu
4 Discounts given for mini bus rental 阳光租车网
5 Sponsorship for additional frieght costs for sports shoes 鞋狂007
6 Discounts given for stationeries 威威龙专业学生用品
7 Free airport pick ups and drop offs for Project Guizhou Team YEAP Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

Before I forget, I would like to thank all CGG members who have helped in any way to make this project a success! Especially the team who committed themselves to go for this trip. Such projects cannot be done without all your help! Last but not least, I’d like to thank God for keeping us safe and sane as well as guiding us in our actions throughout the entire trip!

Keep a lookout for Project Guizhou 2012! 😉

Care always,

Big Roy