Feed My Starving Children - FEBRUARY 2015
Vibha-Chicago Action Center conducted an event at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC.org), Aurora location, on 02/13/2014, Friday.
This local volunteering activity is a small attempt aimed at creating awareness about Vibha in the local community and to attract the attention of both adults and children who are interested in helping the community.
A team including Vibha volunteers along with service-minded people and Elementary school kids from the local community participated in this event. We got support from a local social network group in advertising our event.
At FMSC center, volunteers hand packed meals specifically formulated for malnourished children for an hour and half, and these meals are shipped all over the world to about 70 countries.
This event directly reflected the Vibha’s mission ‘to educate, empower and enable every individual who wishes to make a positive difference in the life of the underprivileged child’. It offered parents an opportunity to inspire their kids for volunteering, and elementary-school kids an opportunity to give back to their community. It also gave the volunteers a chance to feel the taste of field work experience. This event also emphasized Vibha is more than just a fund-raising organization.
Kids were enthusiastic in participating, feeling happy that they too can really make a difference in someone’s life, giving them a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. It is certain that children would learn the values of life through our actions not just from our words. These small actions of kindness will help them in their ‘see and learn’ process and help to build a better future generation. Kids learnt that it is exciting be a part of team working for a cause. Apart from great experiencing of packing and positive environment, it was fun to see how little hands pack food for the less fortunate ones.
Vibha volunteering participation certificates were distributed to all those who attended the event to recognize and encourage their involvement. Vibha Chicago Action Center believes in ‘acting locally and impacting globally’. Like us on https://www.facebook.com/VibhaChicago.