Theresa Tan is one tough cookie I truly look up to and the lady juggles many hats. Threez is also c-founder of local charity group, Women Make A Difference (WMD), and she recently sent out an email urging assistance. Of course you don’t have to be a woman to have compassion and give. Please read her email below and feel free to share it!
On 27-Apr-2010, at 1:12 AM, Theresa Tan wrote:
Dear Friends of WMDI know it’s been such a long time since you’ve received an email from me. WMD has been on hiatus for a while, but we’re getting ready to come back.Our mission has always been to help women and children who cannot help themselves. In 2008, WMD held a fundraising dinner for Riverkids Project, a worthy work started by Dale Edmonds for the children of Cambodia. She feeds and schools these kids, and finds work and other support for their parents.
WMD believes wholeheartedly in the work of Dale and Riverkids. We hope you will support Dale’s project — she is in dire need of funds to keep the centres going. These children stop getting aid if we don’t do something about it.
It will only cost you a minimum of US$10 a month — that’s S$14 a month. That’s two Venti Frappuccinos at Starbucks.
You can give as much as US$300 a month, that will allow Dale and her workers to do A LOT OF GOOD.Whatever amount you give, I promise it will go to a very worthy cause, and it will be money well spent. It’s very simple. Just follow the link below and you’ll be led to a Paypal engine that lets you donate your chosen amount, which will be donated monthly to Riverkids.Thank you for your support — help WMD help Riverkids continue their great work for these beautiful children of Cambodia.
Women Make A Difference———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Dale Edmonds at Riverkids
Date: Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 11:36 PM
Subject: Help keep Riverkids open next month
Last week, I fell apart.
The numbers for the month ahead were clear. We had to choose between feeding kids or sending them to school.
I started crying, because I knew I’d have to decide which families we couldn’t help them anymore. Should I let them go to school hungry, or have them working on the street with a hot meal?
School and food count for over US$5,000 a month now. While we’ve managed month-to-month for over five years, we’re stretched thin with more than four hundred children in Phnom Penh.
Then a volunteer’s email arrived, with photographs she’d taken of our programs in Phnom Penh.
I looked at the joy of children who have so little, not even families that can protect them, children safe at Riverkids.
We’ve done great things for years with little money. We’ve kept children safe, rescued them and restored them after terrible abuse.
If Riverkids closes doors, the kids don’t just change schools or miss out on fun activities. They go hungry. They work on the streets. They become prey for traffickers again.
Then a little miracle happened – a donor sent enough money to feed our kids for another month, to send them to school a little longer.
We need you to donate. There are over fifty people who donate every month to Riverkids – from $10 a month to $300. Their donations are crucial. We need more people like them.
If someone gave you $10 right now, is there anything you could spend it on that would give you more joy and hope than helping these children? Click here to do that!
Riverkids Project: Stop Child Trafficking in Cambodia
PS: If you’d like to help in another way, there are so many choices on our How to Help: Donate! page.
So yes, please contribute NOW to help the less fortunate… it may be an insignificant sum to you but clearly, it’d absolutely help the little ones who need it the most.
Trust me, as the proud sponsor of a little Mongolian boy through te World Vision programme, it truly gladdens my heart that I’m able to help Batsaikhan Gunbileg, his family and his community improve their quality of life.
Also, having personally heard Somaly Mam’s passionate sharing of her work in saving women and children from forced prostitution and human trafficking in Cambodia, it makes me wish we could all give these underprivileged kids a much better life as well.
So yes… please share this with everyone you know – share the love, let’s pay it forward 🙂