Christmas in Cambodia
We would like to thank you, our generous donors and volunteers for helping us have a very successful year!
One year ago we opened our sustainability and partner project, the restaurant called Amici, thanks to a generous grant from the South East Asia Foundation.
Six months ago we opened a food bank thanks to our intern, Ayla, and the generosity of the Doenkers! We also have several donors who supply our food bank every week.
Thanks to generous people, like you, we have raised nearly $35 000 on our GlobalGiving website since mid 2017. We continue to hold other fundraisers in Cambodia such as our 90’s Night In February which was a hit with expats and our Bingo Night in June which raised over $1000.
In December, we held our first Christmas fundraiser at our restaurant, Amici, complete with mulled wine, peppermint creams and festive tunes. We raised $857 that evening!
Overseas, our supporters in Sudbury, Canada held a “Non-Dinner Dinner” Fundraiser which raised a few thousand dollars (stay tuned for the final tally). They also made holiday deliveries for a local investment firm and raised another $4500 Cdn. It was a lot of work but they managed to deliver 450 gifts over the course of a few weeks despite a record breaking snowstorm!!!
Speaking of the holidays our students at ABCS AND RICE really enjoyed their school Christmas celebrations. The children sang songs and played musical chairs, twister, sack races and tug of war. They also danced, enjoyed a special lunch and were sent home with a Christmas gift.
We feel so lucky to welcome back some of our long term supporters and volunteers. Cha Iris, our friend from Canada, will be with us until April. After several visits, Cha Harley has moved to Cambodia and helped organise our recent Christmas fundraiser and school party. He will be helping out in our office as welll. Cha Dermot has returned and is teaching music to our students in preparation for our concert in January. Finally, Cha David, another visitor to ABCS for several years, is helping Cha Dermot with the music lessons.
Thank you for your support! Your generous donations provide education, food and medical care to over 250 children. You are changing these childrens’ lives.
We could not do this without your generosity and kindness. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!