Women's Day Initiative ... A day filled with happiness, laughs, humility , appreciation & most of all love
Report by Chantelle Dasrath
If you have been following my blogs , you would have come across our very cool Women’s Day Initiative.
Not only has this initiative been a success , it has built relationships that will obviously be an ongoing project & has impacted women in such a positive manner.
Personally , I love making people feel good so when the idea of this initiative arose, off-course I jumped right at it.
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My dearest readers and followers I must give you a bit of history as to where the idea came from. So talking to a friend at a baby shower led to a very interesting topic on donating pads.
Now, why in the world would anyone think of donating pads? People don't even say the word "pad" out aloud these days. If you know me and my big mouth , you would know "talking shy topics" has never and will never scare me.
I live to educate people on anything in life 😉
So here it goes : Can you believe that there are girls/women who actually use the soles of shoes as pads? Yes, you read right! There are women out there that cannot afford to buy a pack of pads so the soles of shoes/sandals are used as the base 😥
When I heard this , my brain went into overdrive and I knew that something had to be done. So the idea of networking through social media and collecting pads for these girls arose and has been a tremendous success.
What went down on 9 August 2017:
I hope you were following my live feeds on Facebook and instagram on the day as the atmosphere and energy was something else.
So we kicked off our first project at Jacksonspruit Squatter Camp. We collaborated with Jeanice Pillay from The Rebecca Pillay Foundation who runs a soup kitchen there weekly.
Our live videos did no justice to the appreciation shown from these young ladies for their fabulous presents. To receive a sandwich , juice and a pack of pads were a big bonus and has definitely taught us big lessons. 💯
God is really doing great things through amazing people and I must commend Jeanice Pillay & The Rebecca Pillay Foundation on her commitment to these ladies and young kids.
When you give , there’s a celebration not only from the receiver , but from the giver and in Heaven as well! 😎
My Cuppa Tea with ChanyD had a great & eventful morning.We enjoyed taking pics and off-course we had some giggles with the young girls.
New relationships and friendships are always a recipe for success. ✔️
Next we made our way through to a very special lady who runs projects for women who are helpless and destitute. A special Women’s Day program was planned. There were motivational talks , dance and special testimonies that filled the air with God’s presence and appreciation.
What a beautiful anointing bestowed upon Priscilla Aghullas who runs this home.
When women support each other amazing things happen👌
Our last stop for the day was a partnership between Lighthouse Ministries & My Cuppa Tea with ChanyD. Nestled in the hustle and bustle of the top shops of Lenasia sits this ministry which is blossoming successfully due to the love shown to these destitute people.
Not only did the women receive treats from our initiative , they were also gifted gorgeous hand made jewellery with messages and some other items😍
We really had a magnificent time giving. The best part about giving is definitely how you make others feel and how you feel as well.
I had excited ladies all over me thanking me with so much of appreciation. This has really taught me so many lessons.
We take life for granted sometimes.
I read a saying/quote once that went like this : "Compassion is a verb" - How true? A verb is a doing word , so if you want to be compassionate , be a doer! 🌟
After posting on social media and building awareness about this initiative , I received so much of positive feedback , that it actually overwhelmed me a bit.
There were so many packs of pads in my house that my 1 & a half year old kid , starting saying these are "mamma's nappies" - we had a good chuckle & decided to get him involved as well.
To every single person that has donated pads, you have made a difference! You have put a smile on someone's face 😁 , you have helped someone in such a big way that you don't even realize the magnitude of your donation.
To you I say , THANK YOU!
God bless your giving heart & I pray that you will receive a good measure , pressed down, shaken together and running over in return!
The following good samaritans mentioned below have assisted us and we can't thank them enough!
Roshelle & Peron Parasaramen, Joshua James Pillay , Dhiresh Dasrath , Pastor Collin & Kanthie Pillay , Shauba Pillay , Rita Maharaj , Bernalee Narain , Sumba Narain , Bernice Narain , Praline Periah , Vatha Govender , Mogie Govender , Kanthie Munsamy ,Chamane Munsamy , Chanal Subramoney , Lavishnie Reddy , Claudine Murugan , Dena & Ronnel , Belinda Chotoo , Natasha Paul , Jerusha Samual
If I have missed anyone out , believe me , this was definitely not done to hurt you or make you feel bad. Kindly bring it to my attention & I will sincerely add you on to the post. I am a human being & I do make errors.
This initiative has taught me many important lessons but one word comes to mind and that is ... HUMANITY! 🙏
I hope you enjoyed the read. Please feel free to comment and give me your opinions on future collaborations.
Yours in Humanity ... Always!