I came to know SCC by chance. Through a friend of mine, I had a great opportunity to contribute to what SCC is doing. I am a creative designer. My expertise sounds as if it is not related to the work here. It turned out that I could help with tailoring dresses for volunteers at the Saigon Summer Ball 2014 that took place in June.
The job wasn’t complicated. However, besides bringing to the event those charming and elegant dresses, I had a fabulous chance to meet many lovely new friends. They had different careers, whom I could not meet in my daily life. Everyone had their own story, from their career to family- they were all very interesting. And above all, they all had the chance to know SCC and contribute their parts passionately.
Apart from the dresses, I donated a dress from my brand for silent auction as well. That night was quite stressful to me. This was the first time in my career that my heart kept beating so fast like that. I was wondering if my dress was auctioned well. I just kept my fingers-crossed for it to be able to raise some funds for the children with disadvantages. After that, I burst into happiness when a guest won my dress, and especially, as a gift for his beloved wife. What a night, full of surprises!
Once again, I could not resist nodding my head to the volunteers for the charity art market at Snap cafe in district 2. We would sell photos in frames taken by students of art class of Thang Long Vocational Training and English school. I turned down all my dates with friends to save my Sunday for this work, which I thought would be worthier than those. Each piece sold would at least contribute somewhat to nurture the children’s dreams. While there, I continued to have the chance to meet and talk with new people and learned something new for myself.
After all these memories with SCC, although they were not long, I experienced a lot. I realised that there were warm-hearted people in SCC, who were willing to spend time (whether short or long) to help others. Furthermore this helped me to ask myself carefully whether what I was doing with my time was worth it. Beyond that, it was the people I met through SCC, they were different but have the same passion for a brighter future for Vietnamese children with difficulties.