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

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

OUR CONTRIBUTIONS FOR GUIZHOU 2012

Finally, delivered and assembled. The principal forgot to take photos of the distribution of the school bags but at least he has some pictures of the kids having them which is exactly what I ordered. Anyways with new tables and chairs (with backing), the kids will be able to concentrate in their studies instead of trying to balance on those shaky wooden ones previously. Our donors made this possible and we in return made sure the money contributed reach these needy places. Thank you once again! 🙂

Care always,

Big Roy

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

PROJECT GUIZHOU 2012 A SUCCESS!

Hey y’all!

Sorry for not updating any sooner as everyone was busy with starting the new year in their own careers, then came the Chinese New Year, and I was in pain for about a month for a sprained foot. Finally we finished with the tabulations of the donors and their contributions, as well as what we spent on last year’s project. Will do that posting in the next entry.

Let me talk about our trip to Guizhou. The trip was gruelling as usual and this time our bus got stuck in the mud due to extreme bad weather conditions up in the mountains. So bad that we had to walk uphill for more than half an hour and got the kids to help to pull the bus while we push from behind!  Nevertheless, the trip was awesome, for those members who have not been to such trips, it was an experience that they will remember for a long time. Especially so ‘cos we stayed over for a night in the school this time round and spent more time with the kids and staff there.

As usual, we gave out goodie bags to the kids when we arrived and this year we budgeted more for it. We handed out our handmade cards as well with well-wishes from all our donors for the kids. Then we played games with them but due to the limited time we had, we had to release them to go home before it got darker. We had a great dinner although some dishes were not exactly what we expected but overall it was still comforting to have hot steaming rice and our very own Curry Chicken to add to the feast. Later on that night, we wrote our well wishes on the lanterns and let them go into the dark starry sky. When it was time for bed, we were well equipped with our newly bought sleeping bags, snuggled in the wooden rooms and slept the sub-zero degrees night away.

In the morning, we were awoken by the rooster crowing at 5-6am, then from 7-7.30am, the speakers in the school blasted with some Chinese nation songs… Hence we didn’t need any alarm clocks to wake us. 🙂 Breakfast was simple cup noodles and we witness the kids doing their morning exercises before they head for their classes. As we have arranged, we got the Principal to carefully select 4 students with very bad financial conditions and invited their parent/guardian to come to the school in the morning. We presented some money which will provide for the family a year of basic necessities. The worse case was this girl who lost both parents, now taken care by her grandpa, who is really old and feeble. She cried when we gave her the money and grandpa was thanking us profusely. Sigh, we wish we could do more, but this is just one school out of thousands that is not well funded by the Chinese government, just because of the lame excuse of geographical disadvantages.

This trip will probably mark a temporary halt for our outreach efforts in China for now as we will move on to other parts of Asia to touch the hearts of other kids in hope that they will grow up and do what we do, show the kids in need our love and care. You too can do your own charity in your own way, regardless the magnitude. A little effort goes a long way and who knows, that one particular kid may be inspired and remember you for life and give back more to society than you can never imagine.

Keep the faith y’all!

(P/S: Pics from the trip can be seen in our Facebook page. http://goo.gl/V4pLp)

(P/SS: Our contribution of brand new tables and chairs and school bags could not arrive in time while we were there, hence only after Chinese New Year they were delivered and assembled. Pics coming up in later posts!)

Care always,

Big Roy

GUIZHOU HERE WE COME!

Time really flies. Today 8 CGG members will be making our way to Guizhou. China to visit Jiamin Primary School again and to follow up on our last donations last year.

The team will be heading to Shenzhen and then will be transiting another domestic flight to Guiyang, the city of Guizhou. At the city, we will be buying lots of goodies for the kids and will be packing them into goodie bags and then head off to the mountains the following day. The journey to the mountains should take around 8 hours by a chartered bus, wholly paid through our own pockets.

We should be back around the 29th and we pray for our safety during the whole trip and also to say and do the right things while we are there with the kids. Please pray for us too!

Later!

 

With gratitude,

Big Roy