Sunday, August 25, 2013

CCPEs Lend A Willing Heart

In this hectic and fast-paced lifestyle that we live in, it is easy to forget how blessed and fortunate most of us are. We take many things, the conveniences and comforts, for granted. Thus, it is good to contribute some time and effort once in a while to do some volunteer work.

That is exactly what CCPEs from South 2 and East 1 did on the early morning of 8 July. We reported at Willing Hearts soup kitchen at 7.00am and were immediately put to work. While some of us toiled over the hot stoves preparing the meals, the rest were diligently cutting vegetables, taken from crates piled high in a corner of the kitchen. It was kind of therapeutic to repetitively slice and chop the many kinds of vegetables, though.

We definitely had an eye-opening experience that let us have a glimpse at the different sections of society; be it the beneficiaries who received the meal packets, the selfless organisers behind this project and the tireless volunteers who continuously streamed in throughout the morning. What heartened me as well is the groups of students and kids who came in despite it being a school holiday to help out in whatever way they can.

At the end of the day, we did have a fun time, spending it together with our cluster mates and getting to know other CCPEs. Most importantly, we felt good, being able to just take a few hours of our time to help in this good cause.