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)

Monday, 26 July 2010

Busy weeks ahead

It's Monday? Already? You mean there's no Sunday left before our Family Day on the 1st?

Ooh la la!

I do hope everything will run smoothly. I am a bit concerned since we are expecting our biggest turnout this year. No doubt we always get them to sign indemnity forms, but that doesn’t mean we need not worry about their safety. Good thing is there are lifeguards there… because I am of no use when it comes to water – I can’t swim to save my own life! I am only good at berendamberenang is out of my league!

I’d better remind all my clients about all the whats and whens and wheres. In fact, I’d better remind our volunteers as well. During our meeting last week when we called a few volunteers to seek their help to fetch clients at the bus station, some of them asked, “When ah the family day?” Duh!

This week is also the final week of the month. Which means I’d need to deliver the monthly groceries to the 2 families sponsored by Petronita Perak. I think I'll probably go on Thursday and/or Friday.

Ramadhan is also coming soon. Yesterday I collected some stuff from Shah Alam – used clothes and soft toys – to be distributed to poor families. Today I unloaded them at our center…


Back home, there are a few more bundles… the ones I collected when I went to Nilai earlier…

I haven’t sorted them out yet, and I intend to deliver them to the various families by mid Ramadhan. And usually during Ramadhan I’d also be sending Raya goodies to the various families.

I think I’d better try get a few volunteers to help me sort these out soon. Maybe I should just sort them into categories… female adults, female children, male adults and male children. Then just put them in my car and when I go to visit these families, I’ll just get them to choose whichever suits them. At least I don’t have to crack my head trying to figure out which size suits whom!

All the clothes still looks good, so any not taken up I may just send them to orphanages and other homes. Or just have a car boot sale and use the proceeds for the needy! (but frankly speaking, I’m a bit too lazy to do that… the car boot sale I mean!)

I’ve got to sort… I’ve got to shop… and I’ve got to deliver the stuff!

Ahh… busy weeks ahead!

6 comments:

tireless mom said...

A noble course like this will always turn out to be the best with the blessings of His Mighty, Ameen

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Hey Pi, do u realise that your blog has a very therapeutic effect on me, very warming to see someone so enthusiastic doing their rounds for charities & spreading good cheers amongst those down on their luck.

Keep it up!

Tommy

Pi Bani said...

Yatt - ibu yang tak penat2 :-)
Seronok buat kerja ni sebenarnya once you get into it...

Pi Bani said...

Tommy "kantoi" Yewfigure (hehehe)
I might as well do all these while I still have the energy. Nanti sudah tua, sakit lutut sakit pinggang etc, must duduk goyang kaki at home laa...

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi, Aunty Pi
Very very busy
Like a bee, like a bee...

Pi Bani said...

Hmmm... who is this? No evil laugh, so nope, not Brad. Tom, is that you?