BAKING TET CAKES FOR THE ELDERLY & LESS FORTUNATE
“Thank you so much for the immediate responses and emails we have already received knowing we are going to bring joy to local elderly citizens by buying the ingredients and making some delicious traditional Tet cakes for them!
For every 100,000 VND we received from staff—purchasing gifts of everyday cooking essentials requested by the nursing home; inc: milk, beans, rice, oil, soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame seeds; and adult diapers, (SuperKids is donating 7 million VND towards ingredients of the Tet cakes)
Monday (16th) Making the cakes: The staff and Teachers met at F1 and baked Tet Cakes together. Mixing the ingredients, layering them on banana leaves before wrapping it tightly with string, prepping the fire with wood, boiling large traditional pots of water, and cooking the cakes, keeping the fire going to ensure cakes done on time—12 hrs later!
Tuesday (17th) Cooling the cakes and clean up. In the morning we when the cakes were cooled down they were ready to be given away!
Wednesday (18th) Delivering the Cakes to 18 Phan To Nursing Home. Leaving F1 at 9am by motorbike together 10 mins to the Home, we handed out gifts, and visited with 26 elderly women and 35 student volunteers ( who came from poor villages) and lives and cares for the elderly (we can help make a bed or tidy up a room, assisting a bit where needed:), serving lunch at 10:30 and returning each to our homes by 11am.
Thank you so much in whatever you choose to participate in!!!