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

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 GUIZHOU, PROJECT TOILET 2011 UPDATES

Hey y’all,

It’s not easy trying to update our wordpress blogs and facebook page with the super unstable VPNs here in China, coupled with the super unstable internet connection… trust me, my 10mbps subscription feels like my Starhub’s 2mbps back in Singapore! Nevertheless, God always provides me with that little window of opportunity for me to do it and hence this post! Amen!

We have renamed our annual charity trip to the abovementioned subject title due to the obvious facts that we are helping to raise funds to build a sturdy wooden toilet that allows 8 boys and 8 girls to attend to their business at the same time. I have painstakenly wrote a journal entry in my QQ space to inform my China friends and their friends what CGG is doing and what kind of help we need in the form of them collecting wearable apparels and send to the address provided themselves; the postage and clothes being their contribution as part of the entire contribution package. For those who read Chinese, you may like to view that journal here. http://t.cn/SUWSat. You should be able to view a short profile of what we do and how we do it in CGG. There are updated pictures of the school as well as the kids. If you are keen to send clothes and toys too, please see the address below. Adult clothes are welcome too for the 7 teachers and principal as well as the parents of the kids.

FACTS ABOUT OUR TRIP THIS YEAR:

Beneficiary贵州省黔东南州从江县东朗乡加民小学

Distance – About 450km away from Guiyang City. Mix of highway and mountainous roads.

Students – 88 boys, 44 girls. Grades 1-6.

Why This School? – Basically we told ourselves if it’s convenient for us, it’s convenient for others to reach those schools and orphanages in or near the city. Hence through a lot of research and findings, we found this primary school down southeast of Guizhou, very near to Guangxi border.

Funding Purpose – Priority purpose is to build the toilet which will cost RMB$19,000. Secondary will be to replace the tables and chairs so that the kids can concentrate better in class instead of trying to balance on the shaky wooden chairs. Any extras, we’ll try to discuss with the factory on the pricing. All friends and relatives who donates cash to this funding will have their names and contribution amount listed on this blogsite and Facebook. Trust us to make sure the funds reach the hands of those in need.

Travelling Dates – 27th to 30th Dec. After which our members will spend some time to tour Shanghai City (transiting city) Our annual trips are usually from 26th to 31st Dec where it is the best timing for everyone.

Address – 贵州省黔东南州从江县东朗乡加民小学, 邮编557406. 联系电话:13885532131联系人:莫林生(校长)(Sorry no English version… ;P) Please indicate CGG or 爱心团 on the packages so that the principal will know they are from our group and then will keep it till we reach there for phototaking.

I would like to reitereate one more time that all tour expenses from airtickets, hotels, vehicle rental, expenses, etc, are from our members’ own pockets. This is considered as part of their commitment and contribution to making the trip possible.

If you like to join us to help in our fund raising activities or annual trips, please write to us at cggsingapore@gmail.com. Donors please write in to us as well and leave us with your name and contact number for our committee to reach you.

Thank you all once again especially for those who have already contributed in our recent Pineapple Tarts Fund Raiser which sold more than 50 tubs even before we listed the event on the web. All tarts were made by Maxx’s mum and our members! Well done guys! Check out a short write up here : http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150423012318187.377360.189459588186&type=3&l=66a1a0414e

Stay healthy and be happy everyone!

Big Roy 😉