Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pledging For A Good Cause: Success!

Hello everyone!!
I have really good news to share ^~^
The Pledging For A Good Cause event the other day was a huuuuge success!! :D

Qiuqiu & Ben were stationed around Bugis area, while Peishi and I went around Orchard Road~
And together, we interacted with nearly 1,000 people!!! :D
Woohoo!!!

It was truly heartwarming to see how the public responded so well once they heard that we needed pledges for a good cause ^~^
I was also really grateful that there were a number of really sweet readers who came down specially to help us with the #SIWWPledge! :')
Thank you all sooooo much, really!!! :D

You guys can check out your pledge photos at
http://www.campaign.com/SIWWPledge

Despite the humidity, despite our heels, and despite squeezing with the weekend crowd around town,
everyone did their best in trying to collect pledges and spread awareness about this awesome cause! ^~^
So proud of the promoters and everyone (Cybil, Evon, Nuffies Jaey & Gwen etc) who walked around with us!!! :D

From tourists to shoppers to staff from shops near us to parents and even to kids,
everyone was really enthusiastic and spontaneous in posing for a photo for the pledge!! :D

When people come together with a common goal for the greater good, amazing things can be achieved!
There is no effort too small, and a little effort from each of us is all it takes to make a world of difference!
And I'm really glad that we had the opportunity to be a part of this!! ^~^

Thanks to the combined effort of everyone, we've managed to reach the target of
40,000 pledges ($40,000) 15 days earlier than expected!!! :D
YAY!!! TOO COOL, YOU GUYS!!!! ^~^

SUPER HUGE thanks, hugs and kisses to everyone who pledged their support for Water.org :')
We couldn't have hit the target number of pledges without you!!!


And of course, all this wouldn't have been possible without the sponsors and organizers who very generously donated $1 for every 1 pledge taken! ^~^
Thank you all so much for raising the money and helping those who are less privileged than we are!

Also, here's a Message from the sponsors & beneficiary of the #SIWWPledge to all of us! ^~^



Living in a developed country, we're always taking clean water as a right
without knowing how many others suffer due to their inaccessibility to safe drinking water.
I really hope for a future where there can be safe water and the dignity of a toilet for all,
and no one will ever have to suffer due to lack of access to safe water anymore!

Although the target sum of money for this campaign has been raised,
please do continue to pledge your support for the common water cause and help spread awareness of pressing water issues because these challenges will require regular efforts from all of us!
Anyway, here are some simple habits that I personally practice to conserve water:
1. Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth or when you shampoo your hair!

2. Use a suitable sized pot/ pan when cooking, to minimize wastage of water when you wash the dishes

3. Every little drop counts. Always look out for leaks in your bathroom to prevent wastage of water!

If you have other ideas on how to save water, do tweet me or leave me a comment and let me know so that I can learn from you all too! :D

Thank you all so much once again for making the #SIWWPledge such a huge success!


And as always, thank you for reading!
Love you all!!