We had a garage sale (it was actually a basement sale but whatever) last Monday as our fund raising activity for our NSTP class. We need some funds to be able to purchase an educational package from the Knowledge Channel Foundation to be able to help the school in Laiban, Tanay from where we had our exposure trip (which I still haven’t blogged about. ugh) The educational package is a solar-powered laptop and projector. The laptop contains educational videos, games, and other stuff to help children learn faster. The project leaders chose the solar one because the electricity there only runs for 3 hours (6-9 pm) and it is actually through a generator. So it’s very efficient and it would make lives easier for the people of Laiban. So for the fundraising, we gathered up stuff like clothes, bags, accessories, books, etc. that we don’t use anymore or still haven’t used. Then we kinda set it all up at the ESI basement (it was really scary in there). We were needed early (and by early, I meant at the ungodly hour of 8 in the morning… ON A MONDAY.) So we (Angie and I) went there and we were kinda late… 30 minutes late and helped set up the place. Then we met with some people from KCFI. They explained to us the use of the package, how it would help the children, their goals, and all that other stuff. After that, they let us try out the educational thingy and things went CRAY CRAY. There’s this game about food chains called Froggy Frog Frog that we went crazy over because of the background music. MAJOR LSS. Anyway, after that we just ate our lunch and did some final preparations for the garage sale. After that, we were officially OPEN! I was assigned at the books section, so that’s where I was. I knew no one wold buy the books coz let’s face it, only a few people read books nowadays. But still, I stayed in my position and I was the one who read the books I was selling. 🙂 We realized that not much people were coming in so my co-Purifiers and I decided to go and
kidnap some customers. Aindie and I went inside the school and WE WERE ON FIRE. We sold pretty much everything we were selling! We did make a pretty good team. It was awkward and humiliating at first, calling in customers, but after a few jokes about our “job”, we felt confident. Plus, the people that we invited to check out out garage sale actually went to check it out and even bought some stuff. Aindie and I were really surprised when we went back to the basement and find it filled with people we invited!
All in all, it was a fun, fun day! Got to try a lot of new things… it was very tiring but it was worth it because I know I’m tired from doing something I know would help someone.
How about you? Done any act of kindness lately? Do it with friends! You’ll be having fun while helping someone. 😛