Thanks to the amazing generosity of one woman, Anujin (must check on her full name) a staunch supporter of our foundation, over 100 children had brand new clothes for Tsagaan Sar. For many of these children this was their very first brand new outfit and thus very exciting! Anujin had thought a few years ago to open a high end children's clothing store , but as happens sometimes in life, the plans for the store never got off the ground and she ended up with a container full of brand new clothes. In an act of generosity she decided to distribute these new clothes to the neediest children from our community. She and her uncle came up and to see the joy on the children's faces when they received their gifts. Thank you Anujin for making so many childrens' Tsagaan Sar a wonderful one!
...making a difference one child at a time
Ger Distribution February 2016
I wasn't sure where to put this story. It is both Infrastructure and relief. How often do you get to say, " Oh yeah...today we gave homes to over 15 families?" Well, that's what we did. Thanks to a very generous donation of no longer needed gers by Oyu Tolgoi, we were able to give full houses to homeless families scavenging up at the dump. As always, these distributions are a huge undertaking. And...again...as always, we had very short notice. This meant that we needed a crew to help unload a 40 foot container full of gers...in an hour....
It was "Community to the rescue!!" We called up parents and siblings of children at the kindergarten, neighbours, friends and colleagues. And everyone came. Because everyone wanted to be part of helping people who needed help. With almost no notice and in the crisp February air (read..blasted cold!!) they worked. Packing and carrying and sorting and sharing. No small job. At the end of it, I was very happy and honoured to have been a part of it and was VERY happy that we had at least Veloo Foundation hats to share with the crew who so valiantly stepped up to help us make the whole ger distribution work.
AmCham Service Day 2016 Results in the Establishment of Brad Winters Community Library