DO NOTE that I should’ve removed everything below as a request from World Vision, but I’m keeping this for my own records. What you see below is all invalid.
The event ended and I sent RM$430 (approx US$120), according to World Vision (I totally forgot how much I donated until they told me). I’m looking forward to the next Gift Of Hope. Hopefully you’ll all support the event along with me.
I’m a sponsor for a child with World Vision since 2008. Quite proud of myself since I do not have much time for community service.
Speaking about this, sometime mid-March, I going to send in my orders for World Vision‘s Gift of Hope programme.
What’s Gift of Hope? How it works?
You’ll buy something for yourself or your loved ones and they’ll be sent to the needy over at the different countries depending on the item you bought.
What am I considering to send? (NOTE: 1.00 USD = 3.59790 MYR)
I don’t know how much funds I’ve got, but I’m considering the following items:
- Children’s Workbooks (Sarawak, Malaysoa; RM$20)
- School Uniforms (Sarawak, Malaysia; RM$20)
- Library Books (Lebanon; RM$35 per set)
- Seed Funds (Laos; RM$250 per set)
- Mushroom Spores (Thailand; RM$60 per set)
- Vegetable Seeds (Thailand; RM140 per 3kg bag of mixed seeds)
- Organic Fertilizer (Thailand; RM15 per 10kg bag)
- Farming tools (Thailand; RM130 per set of tools)
Recreation & Self-Development
- Educational Toys (Thailand; RM50 (minimum contribution))
I don’t believe in providing food actually since it doesn’t support them long-term. The gifts I listed above are the lower priced gifts that I can somehow afford, but still checking my budget and thinking which I should contribute.
Count me in!! And how do I go about doing it?
Since I’m going to send in my own orders, you can donate along with me. I’ve got a donate button below for you to tag along. Exchange rates are be below too. You can specify what you’d like to contribute, provided you donated the right amount. If you’d like the gift card, I’m also able to mail it to you after I receive them.
For every $10 you donate, I’m going to donate an extra of at least $2 (Thats 20% additional!). I can’t promise much since I don’t know how much will come along. However, I don’t expect much to come from the public actually since my blog doesn’t get much readers and the recession has hit people badly.
Otherwise, you can send in your own orders.
- Click here to download the form.
- Print it.
- Fill it in.
- Mail the filled form back to World Vision Malaysia’s Address. (Address is on the form)
How to donate?
Donate button is above. If you’ve got no Paypal, you can use a credit/debit card too. For a $10 donation, Paypal takes $0.59 off as transaction fees (I think). Please send at least $2 so at least when it reaches me, I’ll see something there.
We can work it out through Internet Banking (POSB/DBS/UOB) if you’re in Singapore. I can also accept funds through Malaysian Banks (I’ve got Public Bank). Drop me an email ( email@example.com ) or Comment below.
According to XE.com, 1.00 USD = 3.59790 MYR (at time of writing; 2009.02.21 02:42:33 UTC)
I’m have to be very transparent with regards to donations received. I’m going to do a post after I send out my form.