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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thank You for Being Friend

When I was younger I use to watch Golden Girls and even though I didn't really understand all of it (I was like 9 at the time or something) I did understand the close knit friendship all these women had. Plus the song was catchy. I created a new card above all about being a friend. Whether it's to say "hey thanks for being there for my crazy butt throughout the years" or "I'd think we'd be awesome buddies." I do cherish the friends that have been with me and deal with my crazy antics. Which brings me back to the fundraiser my sister did for The New York Asian Woman's Center, a place of refuge and help for battered women. To say the least, it was a fantastic outcome. They initially had about little below 100 people but it became 150 guests in total. The raffle and silent auction raised a good amount that will be donated to helping battered women. Though my sister would not tell me the final numbers.. arg you! lolol. Anyways I got a nifty planner and brochure from my sister the silent auction and raffle coordinator. This fundraiser was to celebrate the opening of Peace House an emergency shelter for families and also to raise money to create more such places and programs. I found that the program was not only in English but in other languages like Mandarin, Hindi, Korean etc. One of the biggest obstacle in helping is the language barrier which is especially true in hospitals.

I volunteered in a hospital situated in a heavy immigrant neighborhood and the language barrier has always been a huge problem. Sometimes a translator was not available or was with another patient. I've seen frustration on both ends with the patients and the hospital staff. That is a story for another time.

For everyone out there...
"Thank You for Being a Friend." =)

5 comments:

SillyLittleLady said...

Very cute card and both you and your sister are greatly appreciated in the community I'm sure! Keep it up!

BululuStudio said...

Friends are very important in our life.

Super cute card...love it.

Pili said...

The card is absolutely precious!

And yep, the language barrier is sometimes awful, mainly at hospitals, not only to give information, but also to provide some sort of comforting to the patients!

Kathy said...

Oh so cute and congrats to your sister on the successful fundraiser. I work in a school and many of our families speak languages that I've never heard of and it's very difficult for everyone.

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