All it takes is one promise. - Narcissism is Necessary

All it takes is one promise.

The impact of a promise honoured is very powerful. All it takes is just one person, such as you and I, to promise and follow through a simple act of kindness and we could make a world of difference to the lives of the less fortunate.

With this in mind, the Truly Loving Company (TLC) is launching “TLC Promise Me“, a platform to engage the community for charitable causes. Promise Me is about gathering and distributing the energy of the community in helping the less fortunate, disabled and underprivileged in our society.

# – The Truly Loving Company (TLC)

By giving everyone an opportunity to fulfill the different wishes of the less fortunate, TLC Promise Me aims to amass as many caring participants as possible to pledge their promises to help these people. I suppose you can look at TLC Promise Me as something like a matchmaking service for pledgers and wishes. Some of the wishes may be easily materialised and others may require some effort from the pledger but under TLC Promise Me, every wish is equally deserving and participants can choose to pledge for wishes that they are most capable and comfortable of achieving.

# – TLC Promise Me Campaign

Whether it’s an orphan who wishes to learn how to ride a bicycle or an elderly stroke patient hoping to hang out at Starbucks, you can help make a difference to their lives by pledging a promise and following through with it. Through TLC Promise Me, everyone can have the opportunity to touch someone’s life and gain an insight into their less privileged situations.

Personally, I have pledged to raise funds to buy a hospital bed for Goo Tyng Tong, a bed-ridden 17-year-old under the care of Handicapped and Mentally Disabled Children’s Association of Johor (one of the charity partners of TLC). Born in Kota Kinabalu in 1993, he’s only a a year junior to my youngest brother. I can’t imagine how hard it is to be constrained by your own body and I think for him to have a proper hospital bed would greatly improve his daily life.

Sometimes, I do wonder what’s the use of this blog other than to satisfy my craving for attention and to earn some money through advertorials so this time, I’m really happy that there are people like those from TLC who can give me the opportunity to use this website as an outlet to do something more meaningful than posting inane pictures of myself. I’ve been blogging since 2003 and I hope especially readers who’ve been with me through thick and thin can see how important this is to Goo and myself and hopefully, you guys could help me, help him.

I’ve already got some ideas on how to raise funds but if you have any in mind, feel free to state your suggestions in the comment box below. Every suggestion taken and every contribution will be duly credited during this entire process.

TLC Promise Me will be officially launched on 5th July 2010 at 4.00 pm, Bangsar Shopping Centre Concourse. It will be officiated by Dato’ Sri Shahrizat Binti Abdul Jalil, the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development. If you would like to find out more about this campaign and on how you can help, do drop by the launch.

Venue: Bangsar Shopping Centre Concourse
Date: 5 July 2010, Monday
Time: 4pm

One month to getting Goo a proper hospital bed. Wish me luck as this is my promise to him and I intend to fulfill it.

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28 Responses to All it takes is one promise.

  1. KY June 30, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    noble cause, kim. :)

  2. Glo-w June 30, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    Tender Loving Care.

    Perhaps you could have a slumber party event? some fun activities as well as poignant ones. donations collected can go to the cause of getting the lovely child a proper bed with air cushioning to reduse bed sores ^^

  3. suanie June 30, 2010 at 10:34 am #

    good luck kim!

  4. vazflav June 30, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    Kim, good initiative. Let me know what i can do to help and make this happen for you.

    Some ideas:

    1.Car wash for RM15 (logistically might be a nighmare but worth a thought)
    2.Getting your followers and their followers to pledge with you. With every pledge they contribute RM5
    3.For every advertorial that you post on your blog for that month, you commit to put aside a certain amount

  5. radiance June 30, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    this is fantastic! please don’t go bald..

    how much is a good hospital bed? would be good to know how much is needed :)

    think this is great – will support you! cheers :)

  6. Kimberlycun June 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    ky: thanks man

    glo-w: thanks for the tip! slumber party sounds really fun! i’ll do more research into the logistics for it.

    suan: thanks :)

    vazflav: ooh thanks for all the suggestions! I really like no 2 and 3 and will probably do those as side activities to beef up the funds. thanks for the support babe!

    radiance: yah…getting bald is out of the question, i’m not ready to embark on something so drastic yet haha. so far they start from RM1000 to up to RM7000. Will even consider second-hand one if the price and model is right. I’m trying to hit RM1000 at the least to get a basic one :) thanks for the support!

  7. Marcky June 30, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    I think it’s a good idea to look for corporations to do some CSR project, with your readers involved. You know, something along the lines of getting everyone to shave bald (except, perhaps not exactly that) and getting the sponsor to pledge a certain amount of money per head.

    They get buzz, we don’t spend money, their marketing funds spent for a good cause.

    Win-win-win.

  8. Kimberlycun June 30, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    marcky: i’d love to do that, but if i could really gather such force and effort i’d rather they participate as individual pledger in the programme, then more people can be helped :) that said, ur comment inspired me to approach a few corporate sponsors to participate differently! thanks!

  9. fa July 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    Best of luck!

  10. Kimberlycun July 5, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    fa: thanks babe!

  11. Jess July 6, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    What about garage sale ? Hmm..

    Get a group of bloggers/followers to blog about this! State the bank account number of the Association, and we would donate whatever we can afford. And spread the news and hopefully can get a good amount of donation sufficient to get the boy a bed.

  12. Kimberlycun July 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    Jess: thanks for the suggestion, will discuss this with my friends see if they’re up for it :D

  13. Liz July 7, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    The problem with us is we always think that helping others needs to be something BIG like starting a campaign, a blood drive etc.

    The truth is, we can always do something simple that fulfills an immediate need of a person. I think what Nuffnang and TLC are doing is really great.

    I wish you the best Kimberly !!! :D

  14. Kimberlycun July 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    liz: thanks for the wishes, i really appreciate it :)

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