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Monday, July 15, 2013

ESSE Gives Back: A Shelter Fundraising Event

Have you done your part for charity lately? To be honest it's been awhile since I volunteered, and I miss it. Volunteering for me is much less about what I give and a lot more about what I get in return, which does make me sound selfish doesn't it? But truly. It gives you perspective and reminds you of how fortunate you are to be blessed with the life you have, and that we're all in this together - that this time it's you lending a hand to them and if and when you're tested with a similar hardship, someone will reach out their helping hand to you too. Humans aren't made to live alone - we're made to look after one another. And the best part of it? Forming lifelong friendships, and having about a billion times more fun than people would expect!

By the way, this video as a lovely reminder to us all (myself included!)
If you feel like you don't have the time to, at least spare us a few hours this Friday? :) No hard work involved, just  make your way over to an art sale event, the proceeds of which will go SHELTER.

SHELTER is not new to any of you, I'm sure. But just as a formal introduction, SHELTER is a registered welfare organization in Malaysia that has been in existence since 1981 to help abused, abandoned, neglected or at-risk children. They provide care and education to them and raise public awareness on issues such child abuse and child protection.

About The Event
ESSE Gives Back is a one day "Nature" themed charity art sale event. The event encourages children all over the world to participate by creating an artwork about nature. These amazing young artists, ages from 3 to 16 years old, painted their love for nature into these artworks. The artworks are submitted from as far away as USA and South Africa, to Hong Kong, China, Australia, Singapore and also from Malaysia. All the artworks are painted by children, for children. 
I've seen some of the artwork, and they are amazing! Personally, I have mad love for (our) 14-year old Charmaine Ng's paintings in particular. They're gorgeous you guyss! 

Tree of Dreams (Acrylic, on canvas)
Whimsical Tree
Oblivion. Inspired by the saying “We are made to leave a legacy, not a legend..”
Now browse through the gallery online and find your personal favourites! There are 100 paintings in total! View the art charity event gallery here. Seriously if not for the love of giving, do it for your love of art. 

If you can't spare the time this Friday, you can purchase them online prior to the event day. Otherwise, come and attend the auction. You're cordially invited :)

Date: Friday, 19th July
Time: 11am to 7pm      Auction: 4pm      Media Event: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: ANNEXE Gallery, Gallery 2
RSVP: Camy Ling | +6012-976 5737 |
Sales: Maria Yap | +6012-212 0371 | 

If you can do neither, there's still something you can do - spread the word! Tell your friends, family, colleagues, neighbours, your social media circles... Extend this invitation to everyone you know. They'll appreciate the opportunity.

Thank you for showing support! I know this isn't a very hands-on form of charity, but I promise you it doesn't make your help any less meaningful.

The Facebook page for the event:
RSVP, share, and warm your heart with their many paintings.

P/S Yep, I'm baaack! Just finished my final exam paper after 6 years of studying Pharmacy. 2007-2013 :')

Update: When you purchase any painting, you also stand a chance to win wonderful goodies: Movie Passes, Gym Membership, Spa Voucher, Prince Hotel Voucher, etc. Take a look at the sponsors. Just putting it out there :3


  1. The Whimsical Tree painting is one of my favorite :)

  2. hye... my name is terry, done follow your blog.. nice entri today.. I still yet to do what-what parts of goodness lately. Child crime was rampant. No doubt many people who try to sabotage the social rights of children in sexual abuse, and so on. We as human beings who respect and love the child will need to take care of their welfare and safety of all for the future of humanity itself. Interesting picture painting available in the entries this time .. Okay, do not forget to stop at see you again ..

  3. Aww, good for you. I can't remember the last time I volunteered. -__-

  4. those painting are so beautiful!!!!111


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