Thomson S. Monson, an American religious leader once said, “Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is considered happiness because we see the joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.”
With this, the interns of Taylor’s Community decided to plan a Christmas Donation Drive with Pertubuhan Pusat Kebajikan Destiny, Klang to execute their passion project. This project encourages the staff and students of Taylor’s Education Group to donate any necessary items such as toys, stationeries, food, books and more to the refugee children.
This project was also aimed at enlightening the festival celebration amongst the refugee children aged between 2 to 6 years old. The outcome was overwhelming as we received many donated item from the staff, students as well as the friends of our team members.
The team was welcomed by the teachers and also a few AIESEC Global Volunteers who were staying in Destiny. Taylor’s Community’s star volunteer, Peter Cham, kick-started the evening with a simple aerobic exercise. This woke the children up after a long day schooling in Destiny. However, what truly woke the children up was probably “A Christmas Carol”, a 15-minutes cartoon played for them. The message of the cartoon was to encourage the children to understand the meaning of giving and sharing.
Undoubtedly, the highlight of the evening was when the presents were handed over to the children. Ms Irene J.Dawson, Founder of Destiny, stated that the children were holding the gifts as if it was their life. She also showed the team pictures the children’s parents took of them sleeping with their presents at home.
“I believe you all as a group have touched the children, their parents and us through your generous and young spirit of giving without any expectation. So thank you for all that you have done for them!”
Irene J. Dawson
“This event is really meaningful as the underprivileged children have a chance to have a good meal and pumped up with presents”!
Vu Ngoc Nhu Quynh
Global Volunteer of Vietnam in Destiny
The interns of Taylor’s Community did a fantastic job in organising this event, we hope that they had a meaningful internship with Taylor’s Community and the team will truly miss the interns!
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