Community Service


Come November and my thoughts are of Thanksgiving – four days of food, football, family and friends. It’s my favorite time of year, regardless of where I am in the world, and I can say I have lots to be thankful for. For me, it’s also a good time to reflect and count all my blessings and remember those who aren’t as fortunate. As usual, the AAM will be hosting a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. When you buy your ticket for a Thanksgiving meal, you’ll have the opportunity to buy a ‘happy meal’ for a child who resides at either the Lighthouse Children Home or Rumah Hope – two wonderful organizations that AAM supports. See the Thanksgiving ad for additional information.

And since it’s November, the AAM Annual Charity Bazaar is right around the corner on November 18th at the Renaissance Hotel. It’s amazing how many people are busy at work sharing their time, talent and treasure to make this Bazaar a success - from our Editor and General Manager and others behind the scene getting the word out and keeping us on schedule, to our quilters creating a beautiful unique piece that will be auctioned and our bakers whipping up delicious treats. And don’t forget the White Elephant sale that always draws a crowd. It’s really quite an event and all for a good cause. If you want to join the fun, help is always welcome. It’s a great way to get into the spirit of the season.

To keep the spirit going and get you into the Christmas mood, the Giving Tree will be on display at the Bazaar and throughout the Christmas season at the AAM villa. The Giving Tree will be decorated with lovely ornaments for sale and in true AAM tradition, all proceeds will buy Christmas gifts for less fortunate children.

Everyone is as busy as elves, giving back to our community here in Malaysia. See you at the Bazaar. Don’t forget to open your hearts and your wallets.