This month I want to tell you about of our Valentine’s Day Charity Check Presentation at the AAM villa. This check presentation was possible because of the funds raised from our Annual Charity Bazaar. Thank you to the Bazaar Directors, Lovie Alptunaer and Mary Mantei, for their hard work and dedication.
We had 20 charities receive donations from AAM this year which came from the Annual Charity Bazaar and the generosity of YOU, our members. Those monies, along with the generous donation from the Pie Man, enabled us to provide food, books, computers, respiratory equipment, tuition, clothing and much more to our charities around KL. This year’s recipients are listed below.
In addition to these charities, we provided Christmas gifts to three homes, and we also enabled many non-profits to sell their wares at our Annual Charity Bazaar. None of this would be possible without your generous donations, and of course your time.
Many of these organizations need volunteers to teach English or play games with the children. I will write about specific needs as I receive them in this magazine. There is also a Charity Book in the office where you can see what is out there and where you might plug in. Many members play bingo each month with the Little Sisters of the Poor. Others work individually teaching. One member provides various material needs to her favorite charity.
Thank you to our Coffee Morning sponsor, Asian Tigers, as well as Tropicana Medical Centre who donated part of the food. Thanks also to all the members who came out to meet the charities. Thanks to all of you who have given so generously and I hope you will continue to support the charities of our host country. We have all been so blessed. It is good to give back some to those in need. If you want to get involved, please contact me!
But most of all, a special thanks to Claire Hines who is stepping down from her co-director position after two years of wonderful service and tireless dedication to this cause. She will be greatly missed. Thank you, Claire for all of your hard work and dedication.
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