Cross-post: Kazuki’s Blog
Community & Service
I am contributing for the Community & Service team. Community & Service team helps out the poor people and does these events:
- VanDer Pool Christmas Party
- Chiku Centre Rice Collection
- Kodomo no Sono Orphanage
- Trash & Treasure
and other things. I decided to join the Community & Service team because I like to help other people. Especially, poor people. I think that they should have rights to have fun time like the rich people. Later on, through these events, I want to have fun with the poor people. And I hope that smiles would return to poor people’s faces…
Anyways, please wish me good luck.
Cross-post: Christina’s Website
Last Firday the people who chose to go to group A, which is to cut the vegetables, travled in a taxi. I joined to go to group A, and help cut huge buckets filled with different variety of vegetables. The cutting took place at an outside area where they had no heaters. I thought it was going to be an inside warehouse but unfortunatley, not. It was so freezing cold and we had to wash all our utensils and our own bare, hands in ice cold water. I started to cut carrots, but the carrots were really raw and hard, and then the knife slipped off the vegetable. So I stopped and tookover the camera from a teacher. It was very cold that day, so me, Sammie and Georgia, stood in the sun and here is a picture that shows a star
While I cut the vegetables, my hands would slowly start to freeze, but luckily there was a steaming bucket of water.
That day was a day I had never experienced before. And I don’t think I will ever exoerience this kind of lifestyle. We had to clean our hands and the cutting utensils with ice cold water spraying out of a hose. It was outside and the vegetables went in a huge trashcan. I felt good in the taxi, leaving, of how I helped feed hundreds of homless men. It was a very unique day, and am wishing to do it again, next year.
Community & Service Update!
So far what the Community Service team has done is to choose which foundation they want to contribute to. We had a lot of options to choose from and some of them were Van der Poel, Chiku Center, Cambodia, Roots n shoots and cancer. We had to reduce the amount of options and come up with two foundations we wanted to help. The two foundations we came up at the end were Chiku Center and Cambodia. Two weeks ago, the Community Service team went to help the Bazaar in Chigasaki. Unfortunately, I couldn’t go but I heard they had so much fun and raised 19,000 yen in total. Overall, waking up early to go to the meeting is very tiring but on the bright side, we get chocolates so it makes up for it