[Sharing by Joanne H Lim, Author of “Meme the Monkey Wins in Life“]
I am honoured to have been awarded the “Charity Gold Award” by the Community Chest of Singapore for raising SGD 283,000 for:
– KidSTART (S$237,000)
– Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (S$31,000)
-The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (S$15,000)
This award is not mine alone as it was totally a team and community effort.
I have to share that the whole process was a miracle.
I started this fundraiser in conjunction with the planned 31 March 2020 launch of my children’s book, “Meme the Monkey Wins in Life” (the launch was later cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions).
When I first embarked on this fundraiser, my usually encouraging father was unusually negative – he warned me that I would probably not be successful due to the deteriorating economic outlook owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, as I had told the various teams that I was going to raise funds for their programs, I knew that I could not pull out since I had given them my word.
Before I sent out the e-mail appeals for others to join me in supporting these charities, I prayed: “God, if this is the right and good thing to do, please give it wings and let it fly”.
And God really made it fly – I raised S$230,000 within two hours of sending out the e-mail appeals.
I was shocked. My father was flabbergasted. It was truly a miracle.
Thus, I not only share this award with the generous donors and kind supporters, but also thank God for the final result.
So, if you are thinking of doing anything good that will benefit others, I hope that my sharing will inspire you to just do it! Do your very best and let God do the rest.
Have a great weekend everyone!
For more info on “Meme the Monkey Wins in Life”, please visit: www.MemeTheMonkey.sg