THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Time to deliver!


My bedroom is beginning to look like a store room now. See the above pic? Those are just some of the things I got from friends and blog readers, to be delivered to poor families. Some of the toys I received earlier are already kept at my NGO center. We usually give out the toys to the children during our annual family day, so that none of the children will go home empty handed.

Amongst the items which are still with me are adult and baby clothes. I had earlier on received 2 big plastic bags of clothes from an aunt, also to be given to the poor families, which I have yet to do anything. You see, for the adult clothes, I'd have to sort them out first, and since I know the HIV infected/affected families better, I'd have to identify which size suits whom. Well, I have yet to sort them out, which means I haven't delivered them either.

As for the baby clothes which I received just recently, well, it's easier to identify who should get this as for the moment there's only 1 infant under me - Halimah's baby who was born just over 2 weeks ago. I'd better deliver them soon before the baby is no longer a baby! I haven't been to Halimah's house though, and I couldn't find her kampong's name in my GPS. But I'm sure Halimah will need to come to Ipoh from time to time for her appointments, especially with both Halimah and the baby having appointments in Ipoh GH, so I think I will check with Halimah when next she's coming to Ipoh, meet up with her then and send her home together with all the stuff meant for her baby.

A few other blog readers have transferred some money through my bank account to be given to the poor families. Well, at least this kind doesn't turn my bedroom into a store room... :-)

And I still have the monthly groceries sponsored by a university's women's club, to be delivered to Sofie's and Lin's family. I plan to do so this coming Friday and Saturday. Apparently their club will be having their AGM next month and they wanted some photos to show during the AGM. Since I had told them earlier I cannot show them photos of the HIV infected/affected families due to confidentiality issues, they figured they'd just take photos of themselves, the minimarket owner, and myself when I next get the groceries from the minimarket. So, the plan is the "photo session" will be this Friday. Then off I will go on my own to deliver the stuff.

My plan is to deliver the stuff to Lin on Friday, since her house is nearer; and to Sofie on Saturday. It's about time I get some updates about them too, what with Lin's surgery coming up in April and Sofie's plan to move to another house.

So yep, it's time for this month's McPi McDelivery!

SIAPA NAK IKUT??! Ooops... tak boleh ikut la...


21 comments:

Naz said...

But this McPi doesn't do 24h delivery OK, people!!

mamasita said...

This is the solo McPi! Sort out sendiri and bukan tunggu 'customer' call, you yang datang Piit Piit sendiri..waah..banyaknya pahala you Pi!
Profit you kumpul for akhirat kus semangat!

p.s..yeah yeah..jealous I tak boleh buat cam you..asyik pikir patah cinta jer mana ada moooood!uurgghh!

Pi Bani said...

Naz,
McPi comes with "ikut-suka-hati-aku-bila-aku-nak-deliver" delivery!

Pi Bani said...

Mamasita,
Dah tua-tua ni masih pikir patah cinta juga lagi ke???!!

CatInSydney said...

SIAPA NAK IKUT??! Ooops... tak boleh ikut la...

Oooh...ajak-ajak ayam ye? Takpe....ada lori ada bas, ada hari boleh balas. Eh eh...berpantun pulak. purrr....meow!

Pi Bani said...

CiS,
Tu kira okaylah, ada jugak ajak-ajak ayam. Awak tu je yang menunggu orang ajak-ajak kucing!

Naz said...

McPi delivery with an attitude!
Cat,
I pun baru nak angkat tangan tadi nak ikut....sungguh tak patut lah ini McPi company.

Pi Bani said...

Naz,
Nama pun McPi... so memang piiiirah punya company!!

Yati Harvey said...

Salam Pi,
Great job! loss for words...

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Wah Pi, 'photo session' so u can be the poster girl of 'Buddies' lah..kekeke. Jangan marah horr, main-main aje. I know u hate this part of the job :)

That's nothing more fulfilling that doing the task that u enjoy. Glad u r happy doing what u do best!!

Cheers,
Tommy

P/S - Drive carefully!

pakmat said...

..yeah..drive carefully..missus usually put all the used but not abused clothes in a black plastic bag and tot them to her little shop..those who stop by will go through and take one or two..there r many needy folks in Bachok..

Pi Bani said...

YH,
Thank you.

TY,
Kalau I jadi Buddies poster girl, semua orang run away from Buddies lah!

Pi Bani said...

Pakmat,
Frankly I prefer to bring foodstuff when I visit these families. But yes, once in a while, especially nearing Raya, I'd love to bring along clothes as well. Tapi nak ditinggal aje barang-barang tu semua dalam kereta, nanti my car pulak jadi store-room. Besides, I drive a Kenari, so tak boleh sorok barang dalam boot!!

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

i wish i can join your blog readers in banking in some dough for your clients. Nak bagi baju takut tak muat plak. tengok la nanti kak Pi, insyaAllah jalan projek baru saya nanti i'll chip in. its high time i'm giving back to society.

Pi Bani said...

Kerp,
Hey, am sure you are already doing your part in giving back to the society, especially with your involvement with your wheelchair buddies. No sweat lah.

ray said...

Komen Pak Malim, kucing ray yg alim.

Saya nak sikit permainan, boleh, kata Pak Malim sambil memegang koleh.

Pi Bani said...

Pak Malim,
Boleh, boleh, nanti saya carikan tikus plastik, kata Pi Bani sambil memegang lastik.

Kak Teh said...

Pi, bless you! I wish I can do more like this. This reminds me of my lounge when we were collecting clothes for the Bosnians.

Pi Bani said...

Kak Teh,
Oh I remember one time my friends and I were collecting things for Kosova. We gathered at a friend's house to sort the things and at the end of the day, her house looked more like a warehouse!

Lyana Mauseth said...

kak pi,

i really adore and respect u for all the things u do to help others...i wish i could do sth like this but i guess im not strong enough...nak baca story u about them pun i tak sanggup...but i can help dgn cara lain kan...nnt i sort out apa yg i can give away...

keep up the good job kak pi...the world needs people like u...:D

Pi Bani said...

Lyana,
We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Concentrate where your strength is la. You kan pink ranger... do what pink rangers do best la kan? Hehehe...