Can You Spare a Can?
Lance Co Ting Keh, G6D
Posted Thursday, 16-Dec-2004 4:01 PM
Saturday, December 11, from about 9:30am to 5:30pm we had a project called:
”Sagip Pasko.” Volunteers were stationed at the supermarket section of
Robinsons, SM Megamall, Shangrila and Unimart.
Our main goal is to be able to ask for at least one canned
good each from the shoppers in the supermarket. We also accepted bottled
water, milk, biscuits, soap, shampoo, tissue papers and just about anything
that the victims of the recent typhoons Winnie and Yoyong would need.
Cash donations were also accepted but were immediately converted to different
goods by the volunteers.
After a while, I got tired of distributing flyers so I started
to try my luck in
asking for donations. At first, I thought that no one would be generous
enough to give what he or she just bought. But after a while, I realized
that some people were more than willing to donate. For example,
there was this woman who, after shopping, just practically gave everything
in her cart to the drive!
I volunteered not because of the recognition that goes with it
but because of the joy that I would get out of service. I felt a sense
of pride every time I was able to make someone donate. I think that I
will not experience these by reading books or by playing the latest video
games; it is to be able to give your all to those who are in need. And
I thank God for the opportunity to be part of this worthwhile drive.
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