21st Birthday Wish for Living Hope Children’s Home

Update posted by Rizwana Begum On Jun 11, 2014

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive."

- 14th Dalai Lama

 

I was looking at my fundraiser page yesterday, and wondering if that $3000 mark would be achieved before the deadline. There was a bit of doubt and anxiety, but I told myself that God would make it happen. Not long after, my cousin from the USA made a donation, and I was touched, especially since this was a cousin whom I never had the chance to see in person. As I laid down on my bed later at night, I sent a small prayer that more people should come forward to make the remaining $300 a reality. 

I woke up in the middle of the night, and noticed my phone blinking. When I saw the notification, my heart stilled for a moment before I woke up proper. A kind and generous soul - someone whom I do not know personally - had made the full contribution of $300, helping to pull the fundraiser up to reach the "100% funded" goal. 

That golden 100% which I saw on my fundraising page was overwhelming for all the good reasons, and I was literally jumping around in excitement and happiness. 

Thank you to that anonymous donator, and to everyone else who have thus far contributed and supported this fundraiser. The $3000 wouldn't have been possible without all of you, and may God bless everyone of you for helping these underprivileged children.

That being said, there are still 2 days left for the fundraiser to come to an end. Please do continue supporting and spreading the word about this fundraiser! Thank you all!

Lots and Lots of Love,

Riz

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Update posted by Rizwana Begum On May 23, 2014

"If you shift your focus from yourself to others, extend your concern to others, and cultivate the thought of caring for the well-being of others, then this will have the immediate effect of opening up your life and helping you to reach out."

- 14th Dalai Lama

 

By God's Grace, and will all of your help and contribution, the fundraiser has crossed its $2000 mark. We are now 2/3 way to fulfilling the end goal. With exactly 21 days to go before the deadline, I would like to sincerely appeal to everyone to make the last $1000 a reality for the children of Living Hope Children's Home. The smallest contributions would make a great difference in the lives of these underprivileged kids. And by helping these children, I pray that God would bless you with happiness and laughter. Thank you all for the support you have extended thus far, and I hope together, we can make this fundraiser a success. Have a wonderful weekend ahead, and may God bless! :)

 

Lots of love,

Riz

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Update posted by Rizwana Begum On Apr 26, 2014

"Our truest nature is to help others, and to protect and love them. We care about others, and delight in seeing others happy and safe."

- Bryant McGill

 

I am so happy to say that we've crossed the halfway mark! :D This is a huge milestone for this campaign, and I am so thankful to everyone who has contributed to make this happen. This halfway mark is a reminder of not just what has been achieved, but what is yet to be achieved as well. With less than 50 days to go, the children from the Living Hope Children's Hope need all the support they can get to raise the remaining amount so that they may each have a pair of shoes and a bag to wear and bring to school. I pray that all of you would continue supporting the fundraiser and to help spread the word about it. Every dollar goes a long way, and no amount is too small a contribution. Thank you, and may God bless! :)

 

Lots of Love,

Riz

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Update posted by Rizwana Begum On Apr 15, 2014

"We change the world a little each day with our kindness."

- Tom Giaquinto

Hey everyone!

With slightly under 60 days to go before the deadline of the fundraiser, I'm hoping and praying that we will be able to cross the halfway mark soon. 

 

The children at the Home have just finished their exams and have gone back home for the holidays. It would be an amazing surprise for them if their school supplies are ready for them by the time they return to the Home at the end of next month. In order for that to happen, every bit of your support and contribution is important.

 

Thank you for the generous support all of you have extended so far, and I hope together, we can reach the target soon :)

 

Lots of love,

Riz

 

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Update posted by Rizwana Begum On Mar 30, 2014

“Giving of any kind... taking an action... begins the process of change, and moves us to remember that we are part of a much greater universe. ” 
? Mbali Creazzo

Dear all,

It's the end of Week 2 of my fundraiser, and by God's Grace, I am beyond happy to say that we've crossed the first $1000. This is a huge deal, and it would not have been possible if not for all the generous support that I've been receiving from people all around me. It's truly heartening to see that so many people are actively trying to reach out and offer these underprivileged children hope through my fundraiser. Thank you so, so much, and I send out a prayer to anyone and everyone who's been helping to contribute to the fundraiser - financially or otherwise. Have a blessed week ahead, and keep smiling! (:

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Update posted by Rizwana Begum On Mar 23, 2014

“Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water -it will make ripples throughout the entire pond...” 
? Jessy and Bryan Matteo

Dear all,

Week 1 of my fundraiser is drawing to an end, and I am so blessed and happy to say that 20% of the fundraising goal has been achieved. Thank you to everyone who has contributed financially, and who have extended their support in one way or another. It really means a lot, and I hope that all of you would continue to spread the word about this fundraiser. Together, we can help make a difference to these children's lives. Thank you once again, and have a blessed week ahead! :)

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I am very glad that your selfless 21st birthday wish has been fulfilled. Do not give up your belief in charity and humanitarian causes, especially the support for orphans.

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All the best and happy birthday, Riz!!!!

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