How do you celebrate this Christmas?
Busy with Christmas shopping? Still arguing whether you should have a turkey or leg ham this year? Or still trying to sort out a costume for the next office Christmas party? For the last few years, we always celebrated Christmas by sharing a scrumptious Orphan Christmas lunch with our ex-pats friends. And this year there’s no exceptions, I am sure there will be lots of delicious food waiting to be devoured.
However, not everyone can be this lucky to have a proper Christmas lunch this year.
I’ve always wanted to do something good and give back to the community whenever or wherever I could. I always have this urge to set up a donation page on Everyday Hero and start spamming all my friends and begging them to donate to support my cause, but then I thought, “Who the hell am I? And why would they want to support me?” It will look so lame if the meter scale stays at $0. I can’t run and I can’t grow a mo, that’s why I never have the guts or encouragement to really make it happen. However, I still like to get involved in charities, but I guess in my own way. This year has been tough for everyone including myself trying to make a living (no kidding!), and so I want to do something good to give back before this year finishes.
When nuffnang approached me with an advertorial post opportunity recently, I accepted it. Why? Because I know I can use the budget given to me for a good cause this Christmas. I’ve decided to spend the budget all on hosting a Christmas lunch for the homeless at Coast Shelter here in Central Coast. So I will be buying the ingredients, prep and cook with the volunteers at the centre to provide meals for over 120 community members.
Coast Shelter is a not-for-profit charity based on Central Coast, they provide accommodation to approximately 110 homeless men, women and children each night. Central Coast is a small community, so sadly we don’t have the support from big charity organisation like OzHarvest, most donations and support are local based. Volunteers will go collect food from supermarkets and then provide over 150 meals to community members each day. My effort and my budget can only provide food for ‘one day’, but if we need to eat everyday, then so do they. To be totally honest with you, my budget is not even enough to get them Christmas presents, that’s why your help can totally make a difference.
I am not a saint, far from it. And I am not very good at persuasion either. But I will do my best and also would like your support and generosity to do something good and give back to the community this Christmas. Small donation is still putting food on someone’s plate.
No one should go hungry this Christmas.
Please donate generously:
In the mean time, I wish you all a Happy Christmas and hope you’ve been a good boy/girl this year!