Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Good Samaritan Project coming your way in 2013!

I've had a pleasant surprise call today.  It all started when I was clearing some of my old books and wondered where I could sell them.  And so I thought and thought and thought.  Perhaps yea, we could give it away instead.  I think the easiest channel would be to homes but ... really?  I think they'd appreciate a slice of meat and a bowl of rice more than books.  To avoid falling into the first instinct trap which is to 'offload' unwanted items into homes, I explored a couple of other channels.  And in doing so, I got connected with a lot of like-minded friends who love books but feel that it's time to give them away.

So I contacted a neighbourhood mall and asked if they're interested in creating a book corner at their customer's waiting area.  I pitched the idea to them over Facebook, they called and seem delighted with the idea!  But of course, although it's a side charity project for me but I understand that they have a business to run and an image to keep.  So we both agreed to draft a more detailed plan and a better designed concept if and should the collaboration come through next year in January.  I'm so happy! :)

Now, you guys who have books that you want to give away, it's time to start packing them nicely and perhaps, donate it to this project?  I'd even love a suggestion for the project title :)

Will keep you guys posted!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Uniqlo Boyfriend jeans for girls.

Size: It says waist 25 (63.5cm) Uniqlo size.  Even if your waist is 29, TRUST ME, you can wear this :Pp
Colour and design: Boyfriend baggy jeans with worn details.
Condition: 7/10
Price: RM80


Thursday, October 25, 2012

MNG 3/4 sleeve denim jacket - SOLD!

Size: S or a small medium :) (I wear an S but it's a little big for me)
Colour and design: Grey soft denim with inner seam piping and 3/4 sleeves.
Condition: 7/10
Price: RM50


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thank you message from Water is Life.

Got a lovely email this morning and I thought I'll share Ken's message with you guys :)

Dear Sue, 

Thank you so much for joining us on the journey to provide clean water to those desperately in need. Your donation will put filters into the hands of the people that desperately need it. The month of Sept. WATERisLIFE team did filter distribution, hygiene training, drilled two wells in Haiti. Currently we have a team this week in Ghana mapping out a plan for bringing water to this country this year. 

Please let your friends know about WATERisLIFE. Here are a couple of links to our #FirstWorldProblems campaign on Twitter: 
YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/93qcmr2 

Thank you again for your help! 

Let me know how I can serve you, 
Ken Surritte 
WATERisLIFE.com Inc. 


Don't thank me, thank y'all! 

Friday, October 5, 2012

#firstworldproblems are NOT problems.

I'm convicted.

Whenever we're inconvenient, we complain.  Because we're so used to having everything at a push of a button, at a single beckon of voice, at a stone throw distance, that we sometimes forget how fortunate we are to already have what we need albeit NOT to our convenience.

Water is Life is a project that aims to bring the most basic of basic needs and we're referring to the extent of survival of human lives, which is water.  It isn't about the next badge I'm gonna drive, the next address I'm gonna move into, the next label I'm gonna wear to the next cosmopolitan event I'm attending.  It's simply put, WATER.  Clean safe water.

The current situation is alarming and critical when we look at the numbers.  The crisis includes inadequate access to safe drinking water for about 884 million people and an even alarming inadequate access to water for sanitation and waste disposal for 2.5 billion people.

Water is Life aims to bring clean water to those in need, both short and long term, saving lives and transforming communities by providing life-giving clean water solutions and WASH programs to schools and villages in developing countries through innovative sustainable water solutions in partnership, to scale their impact globally.

The Good Samaritan Shop wants to help.  The main reason for these inadequate access simply stems from one word - POVERTY.  From here, we will donate $100 to sponsor 10 filtration Straws that would provide 10 children immediate access to safe drinking water.  So I hear you say, 10?  We donated, bought and sold so many items and we're only providing 10 children with 10 straws?

Then let me share a very heartwarming story with you which I've unabashedly picked up from WiL's founder, Ken Surritte's story.

This is the story of the little boy that was on the beach after a storm. There were thousands of starfish washed up on the beach. The little boy started picking starfish up one by one and throwing them back into the water. An old man watching this just shook his head thinking, "One little boy and so many starfish, he could never help them all." So the old man went down to the boy and told him, "Don't you know you will never make a difference? There are too many starfish washed up on the beach." The little boy looked at the old man and then reached down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the water and said, "It made a difference to that one."

If we had known the face of every child of that ten, would it still be just ten?

If you'd been supporting The Good Samaritan Shop, then thank you and I hope it brightened your day to see your dollar (or donated item) in action.  And if you're a passer-by and would like to make a direct contribution to Water is Life, just click on this link.

Watch the story here (credit to DDB New York):

Proof of donation $100 = RM316.94

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fred Perry by S***R ivory moccasins - SOLD!

Donated by a Swag Samaritan :)

Size: UK 6.5 EUR 40 JPN 25.5cm
Colour and design: Ivory.  Laser cut, round toeline with logo details and rubber sole.
Condition: New (bought but never worn before)
Price: Original price at RM486.  Good Samaritan's price at RM200 :)

Email for purchase!

Learn more about us: The Good Samaritan Shop project!