Friday, January 21, 2011

Loonies for Laos

Purchased from a local dollar store, a small wooden chest has been sitting unassumingly in front of the cash register at my neighbourhood cafe, Java Jive, since I installed it for a pilot project on December 19, 2010. Only a small sign explains its reason for being there. To date and much to my delight, $62 in donations have been collected for Adopt a Village in Laos. $50 is enough to cover the cost of one water filter for a family of 6 to 8 people.

On April 19, which will be the four-month anniversary of the donation chest's installation, I will send Steve all the money collected up to that date. This will be a collective contribution from the staff and patrons of Java Jive.

1 comment:

  1. This is not only about money, it's about the awareness of human being who had been suffered at the other corner of the world that no one knew nor care, untill the tourists went there with their love and caring heart toward those inocent children and family.