Youth Volunteerism

Posted: February 15, 2011 in Photos

Hi guys! I do hope you guys take some time off to actually read this entry and think about what I would like to share with you today; youth volunteerism

Firstly, what exactly is youth volunteerism? To be honest, I do not have an exact definition for you guys. But from what I strongly believe, youth volunteerism refers to acts (even the smallest of them) which we carry out to make the lives of the less fortunate better. And without saying, these acts must be done with one’s own initiative without the expectations of getting anything in return.

What is the first thing that comes into mind when the thought of helping the less fortunate is being brought up?

DONATE….

But a lot of youths today are overlooking the fact that we are capable of doing so much more! Pardon me here for I am not saying we should stop donating. I am just reminding everyone who’s reading this that we are a privileged batch of educated youths, the services we can offer to the needy are infinite and priceless. For example, young kids who are not well to do could make do with free tuition. Sometimes all kids just want to have fun and enjoy great company. Sadly, not all of them are blessed with the opportunity to bond with their parents. You guys get my drift… there’s simply so much we can do.

In the charity we’re currently funding (FaithActs), they do have ways to get involved if you guys are interested. Be it giving tuition, or organising fun and games etc, I urge you all to really think about how much it would mean to the one on the receiving end.

Below is just a quick link I would like to attach to those who are interested in volunteering.

http://www.faithacts.org.sg/getinvolved.html

DO YOUR PART NOW! (: And keep refreshing this space because details for something big is gonna be up REALLY SOON.

Advertisements

Welcome to our project

Posted: February 14, 2011 in Photos

The Team

WHO ARE WE?

Posted: February 8, 2011 in Uncategorized
Tags: , ,

Hello all, welcome to our first official entry of Musical Buffaloes.

For starters, its only polite that we introduce ourselves. We are a humble group of 26 students from Buffalo (SUNY), which stands for Buffalo, State University of New York, currently located in SIM. One of our projects for our music class is actually to organise a fund-raising concert for the charity of our choice.

How cool is that? We are unbelievably psyched about this and are proud to present our charity of choice, Faith Acts.

FaithActs is a non-profit community service agency that serves the needs of children, youths, families and seniors in Singapore. FaithActs aims to reach out and impact the lives of people through the provision of programmes and services which meet community needs and the alleviation of social problems regardless of their ethnic, socio-economic and religious backgrounds. It provides life skill and value based programmes for youths, familities and serniors. Their programmes range from sports and adventure to the creative arts.

What we found unique about this organization was its creative arts programme that closely relates to our intention of spreading awareness through our Music Concert. Thus, we chose FaithActs to be our beneficiary.

Some of you may be wondering, “Why help to spread awareness for the creative arts programme? Wouldn’t it be better to just raise money and donate it to people in need?”

Well, we like to look at things this way. There are 2 VERY SIMPLE goals to any act of good will:

1) Decrease the bad things in the world.

2) Increase the good things in the world.

And let’s admit it, Music is, ultimately, one of the BEST THINGS IN THE WORLD. So we are creating this event to spread the love! :)

We’re organizing a simple concert (but with awesome bands) soon to come. We want to let you guys have a blast enjoying great music. Enjoy a concert with your loved ones and know that you’ve improved the lives of others with your charity. It’s a win win situation!

STAY TUNED TO THIS BLOG FOR EXCITING UPDATES! ;)