So,,, I won’t say that the progress I have made so far is a small one. The project that I started two months ago has gone so well, it far exceeded my expectation.
Please follow the journey here, I still do the weekly updates until this blog is up and running smoothly.
I have packed 100 bags to be donated at the end of this month. I have given away one bag to one of my closest friends and mentor whose friend was recently diagnosed with Lupus.
Yesterday, I have also dropped off one bag at the Monash Medical Centre Lupus Clinic, to show them how it looks like.
First I came up with a number: Fifty, to be exact. Fifty care bags.
Within one month after the fundraising started, this number doubled – to A Hundred bags.
About a week after that, a new accomplishment; I received enough funds to purchase an extra item: Twinings Peppermint Tea.
I have been so blessed, receiving donations from the closest dearest friends and family. It really humbled me just how much they were willing to give to this project. I am not used to this amount of giving. I hope that the feedback would be worth it. I hope that the people we are giving it away to would come and visit this blog, or send us an email, which I would feedback to my donors… so that they are aware just how much pleasure and satisfaction we could bring in our lives just by giving and caring for others in small little ways.
On that note,,, I am also currently presented with another challenge…
On sharing and showing the care bags to the doctor and nurse at the clinic, the feedback that I receive was that, there needs to be a better system put in placed for me to be able to “deliver” these bags; apart from the 100 give-aways at the conference, to the newly diagnosed Lupus patients.
This could mean that my next step would be:
A. To find a sponsor who would be willing to cover the shipping fee for every bag that is “ordered”.
B. I could set up something here, where families or friends of someone who has Lupus could contact me and pay only for the posting fee, and the care pack would be posted to the patient.
C. The more bigger, better goal would be, that I could help set up a support group meeting, that could run on quarterly or half-yearly basis – where newly diagnosed patients can all come and that is when I will bring the bags and distribute them.
So,,, there you go.
A few more options for aspirations for me to crawl through and get on top of.
Watch this space and share please 🙂