Community Service

Greetings!

April is upon us and it is hard to believe that summer will be here before we know it!

First, I want to express my gratitude for all your contributions to charity at our recent Mardi Gras party at the villa. We collected RM1,063 for our charities. A special “thank you” to our Mardi Gras girls, Donna and Ann, who cheerfully and graciously collected for us!

This money will fund the Little Sisters of the Poor bingo prizes for the year, with the remainder of the monies providing much needed school supplies to children in our charities who need pencils, pens and paper. Unlike US schools which are on a September to May calendar, the Malaysian schools begin in January and run through November. We will set up a basket at the AAM office where you can donate supplies throughout the year to help meet the needs of our children.

On another note, I would like to ask all members who have an interest in Community Service to come to a meeting on Wednesday, 2 April at 10:00 a.m. at The Latte Place (333 Persiaran Ritchie). It is an outdoor covered coffee and breakfast/lunch spot that has an oasis feel to it. We will brainstorm ideas for our upcoming year, and how you can get involved. If you plan to come, please RSVP at Communityservice.aam@gmail.com by 1 April.

Here are a few places you may want to volunteer your time or resources:
  1. Selangor Cheshire Home. Contact 03-6138-7118. This home provides residential and rehabilitative care for 50 residents with disabilities. They recently provided AAM with 2 free tickets to their fundraising event with Jimmy Choo.
  2. Little Sisters of the Poor. We have a group from AAM under the direction of Shannon Iler who go and play bingo with the elderly monthly on the 2nd Tuesday. Contact Shannon at 017-981-1980 or shannon_iler@ msn.com.
  3. St. Joseph Tamil School. Contact 03-40419844. This school was started for railway workers’ children. It serves girls, and now teaches English in addition to Tamil and other subjects. This school is setting up a library and in need of books and computers.
Below, I’ve included a letter we received from Shelter Home about their annual charity climb up Mount Kinabalu. Other opportunities are outlined in the Community Service Book found in the AAM secretary’s office. Please feel free to peruse it at your leisure at the AAM office.


Community Service Director