An Outreach Work to My Hometown
Organized by: Marjury Cabanlit
My fundraiser is an outreach work to those needy people in my hometown particularly this poor family I encountered 5 years ago while I was still in the Philippines; my over-70-year-old, ailing grandmother who is now helpless living alone; my uncle who recently suffered from a tumor disease and operated with great expenses; and support my caring sister on her big day (as she kindly asked me to be there for her on that day). Before I left the country, I told the mother of that poor family that as soon as I have earned and saved resources, I will visit them back and treat them with goods. In fact, the mother appointed me to be her children's godmother. With this fundraiser, I will also help my old, ailing grandma. She was the only grandma who was not strict to me when I was a kid. She would let me stay in her house for the whole day and she would take care of me. Now that she is living alone, helpless (because her only son, who has a big family, has unstable job including the son's wife). My grandmother depends on her retirement amount she receives monthly which is very little, enough for her to eat two good meals a day. Now, I want to go visit her and help her. It has been six years since the last time I saw her. Until now, I don't have a word from her whether she is fine or not. Before things are too late, I want to be there with her physically and help her back. I want to tell her that I love her and thank her for her generosity and kindness. Aside from my grandma, another family member I want to check with is my sick uncle from the father side. He was diagnosed from this tumor, a type which there was a clump of blood on the back of his head. He underwent to a costly operation few years ago, and it is still a financial issue. Now that my uncle is immobile and handicapped, he cannot support his wife and two, growing kids. With the help from this fundraiser, I will be able to help my uncle and his family financially and give them back the love and hope that were once lost. Lastly, I want to end this future trip by attending my sister's big day. She literally asked me to be there for her and support her since this day will only happen once, ever in our lives. She had been my number 1 supporter when I would perform at contests and other presentations. She would do my hair and make up. She would take me to places that I had not been before. She is my best friend and it is hard for me to miss this moment, big, big moment of hers. With the aid I get from this, I will be able to make both her and my dreams come true. She showed me that through thick or thin, she'll be there for me. Now it is time for me to show her that, that I will make it and support her. I plan that no matter what, I will visit those significant people in my lives. It may be best to go and see them during the Christmas holidays as this season is a time of giving and loving. I want to help everyone, but I need to start with those who are around me asking for my support. These people helped me build a strong foundation. However, as a college student myself, I have a lot of expenses that go towards books, tuition, monthly allowances, transportation and food. Plus, it is hard to be a full-time college student, a babysitter, a family supporter, and a part-time worker all at the same time. With all honesty, I cannot afford. My mother, who just gave birth a year ago, has an unstable job who cannot afford to help send me to the Philippines. My father is not with us. These are the reasons why I need to be financially supported. With your help, I will be able to fly to my home country and help those who need me particularly. Just a breakdown list of reasons why my goal is 3 Grand is because the plane fare to Philippines is at least $1500 and the rest of that will go to the particular chosen beneficiaries. I will also give Christmas gifts to other unfortunate families as I visit them. I want to help many of them. But I cannot do it all alone. I always pray to God that He will help me with this mission. And I hope that you will, too. Thank you very much.