I am a bird
Friday, April 13, 2007
THANKS TO BACARDI BREEZERS
I went for a Party last weekend at my friend’s place, we all sat and chatted till past mid night sharing jokes, lighter moments & pulling each others.
Somewhere, out of the Blue, Arun who was high emotionally and alcoholically started the topic of Charity. I’m sharing you the jist of our 4 hrs discussions what we had:
So many options came out during the discussions. But to Arun, the logical and more practical one was helping them with clothes.
Hunt of thoughts begin, Finally decided to request known and acquaintances staying around to give their clothes which are not worn out & in absolute good condition but they are not using or plan to discard soon.
Next Step, Arun’s Mother is part of the “Lioness Club” who already are doing lot of social work specially for kids and old age people, she will take the stuff to the old age home and have us help them distribute the clothes.
But there were few in the groups who were from different school of thoughts, they say this won’t work, and this would be a one time affair if at all we put this in practice since we have our own lives and won’t be able to do on a regular basis. Rather, we should have a tie up with a NGO to make this a success.
Though, he is little confused or apprehensive but surely confident to start this without taking help of any organization, since he is not looking for any financial gains or recognisation.
Here is the final Ground Rules he made to make this work
- Quarterly Process
- Will start our locality only ( got around 2000 families)
- Will Go door to door over weekends (2 hrs) to request them to give clothes
- No Money will be taken, since he doesn’t want to be accountable or misunderstood by anyone.
- Since he stays in Service Officers sector, will request retired officers & friends to help make this cause more effective.
How does this sound to you guys? All I want real suggestions to help Arun make this more effective.