Embracing the true spirit of the holiday season, the Rotaract Club of Achievers Lanka Business School planned “A Christmas to Remember” project to celebrate Christmas in 2022. This project was organized by community services avenue.
Marking the true significance of Christmas by giving more than receiving, the purpose of the project was to help the less fortunate during Christmas. In phase one of “A Christmas to Remember”, we raised funds to provide essential groceries to people in need. Phase 1 of the project kicked off on December 16 and was completed on December 28, 2022. We successfully collected monetary donations in Phase 1 of the project.
Uncle Christo, who works at the Achievers Lanka Business School has been struggling financially due to the economic impacts of Sri Lanka. He has been a great help to the Rotaract Club as well. We, therefore, decided to show our gratitude by supporting him financially in his most difficult moments. Therefore, dry rations, stationary donations worth LKR 13,000, and an LKR 2000 voucher to purchase fresh produce were gifted to Uncle Christo, from the collected monetary funds.
In Phase 2 of “A Christmas to Remember”, the members of the Rotaract Club of Achievers Lanka Business School along with the Rotaract members from RACNSBM, RAC Alumni of the University of Moratuwa and RAC Colombo Mid City got together to spend an evening purposefully with elders at Methodist Elders’ Home-Kirulapone. We celebrated the wonderful Christmas by Singing Carols and creating memories with the elders. In addition to Phase 2 of the project, “A Christmas to Remember”, the “Food Voyager – Phase 2” project took place at the elders’ home. Together with all the participants and the elders, we made Christmas cookies and decorated them. Phase 2 of the two projects took place on December 28th from 2:30 P.M. onwards. Since sharing is caring, the baked cookies were then shared among participants and elders, making the month of December memorable.
This concludes the lineup of the project “A Christmas to Remember” for the 2nd Quarter by the Rotaract Club of Achievers Lanka Business School. Carrying the festive spirit, love, and goodwill in our hearts, we celebrated Christmas in 2022 by giving back to the community.
Written by: Rtr. Imesha Ilangasinghe