Tuesday, June 14, 2011

To the Rescue of Octogenerians-- Created 2/16

This week hasn't been the greatest, news headlines have been plagued with attacks on the elderly. Criminals are preying on our old, and in many cases viciously attacking them. They prey on the old because of their weakness and vulnerability (I say this with respect to my elders). It is easier to pick on someone who is unable to defend themselves as well as they would have in their earlier years, instead of attacking someone of similar age & stature.

 In addition to their frail appearance, seniors are often alone and unprotected. For this reason, I ask that we all give a little of our time to the seniors in our lives so that they feel accompanied and protected. I am not asking for constant companionship, instead I am asking that we all devote a few minutes to call someone who is by themselves, ensuring their wellbeing. Or at the very least, help your family member, friend or neighbor cross the street or bring their groceries to their home. Why not go the extra mile and look into senior day programs in which our viejitos can socialize?

Let us rescue our elders from criminals, ensuring their protection. If we all respect the seniors in our lives, we can teach the younger generations to follow our foot steps. Let us stand up for the geriatric population, they stood up for us at one point in time...


P.S. Octogenerians: someone who is in their eighties.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Quick Update

Although there is A LOT to share, I promise I'll let you know what's been happening shortly! The picture above illustrates the equipment we have PACKAGED and almost ready to ship! Hip hip hooray!!

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Jessica R. and Sara Y. for their donations! We are SO incredibly fortunate to have people like you in the world!

Until next time! 

P.S. Lutful Khan, my partner on this project is such a trooper! He helped with pick-ups despite being extremely ill. A special thank you to you!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I love this song!


It is almost that time to ship our donated equipment to the Dominican Republic!! We will be collecting equipment this weekend (exciting!!!). Then we will be ready to rock and roll-- well not really rock and roll, but you get my drift... My partner and I are crossing our fingers for this pilot project to be a success. Success to us means putting a smile on many of our viejitos (sweet way of saying senior's) faces. I can't wait!!

On another note: I finished talking to someone very helpful from Cibaeno Shipping Express, Ana. Ana was able to help me understand the process of shipping items over to the Dominican Republic, and helped me understand the process of who gets exonerated for taxes-- and how. (If you're reading this, thank you!) My dream is that we one day become large enough where we WILL need our own shipment container to send equipment overseas. It's okay though, "small steps to make BIG strides."

Please let me know if you have any questions about the process. As my partner and I have received a lot of information throughout this experience, we'd wish to pay it forward.

Have a GREAT day! :)
P.S. I have to update the pictures I have of our very first donation, but I will wait until after our weekend pickups to upload.