Thursday, January 24, 2013

History has been created

This blog is way overdue but has to be written.

The past year has seen our efforts taken to new historical heights. As of end of last year, our elusive target of RM1,000,000 (for total donation collection from 2007 - 2012) has been achieved. Rumah Kids, the NGO that we helped last year, collected a final total donation collection of RM254,000 (as of end-December 2012). This is the highest record so far in our 6 years effort.

An appreciation ceremony was held on the 17th November 2012 at Rumah Kids in Klang to mark this historical occasion. At that time donation collection was RM245,000 but we surpassed that at end-December as mentioned in the earlier paragraph.

Our journey to the RM1,000,000 mark was not even thought of when the A Piece Of Hope charity climb was conceived back in 2007. Our only goal was to help children NGOs to raise cash to fund their daily operations. What we saw also was a NEED and we chose to fill that need by doing something. We thank God that we had and still have a team of dedicated and willing APOH committee members that can work seamlessly together. All of our committee members are busy people but have managed to squeeze in time to do some form of charity, my hats off to ALL of them!

I can't remember who said this, 'a journey of a thousand miles begin with a single step'. This is what I see happened in our journey. To end this blog, I have this to say to ALL people who wants to do charity. You can't do it yourself, rally some friends who can synergise together and form a purpose-driven goal. As for us, our journey continues .....