As announced, Global Cafe is holding a fund raising event on Sunday, Dec 24th. This Sunday will operate the same as usual (Cafe time English) but all the money collected will go towards charities such as Unicef.
I would like to write a little about this charity event to explain its purpose.
Being a non-religious person myself, I have always felt rather strange about making a big deal of having parties on Christmas day. (Of course, I respect people who celebrate Christmas.) In my adulthood I have come to realize that I don’t really like how commercialized Christmas is..
However I have many good and warm Christmas memories with my family from childhood. When I was little my parents bought me Christmas presents and we ate Christmas cake together every year. I believed in Santa Clause as well. Even today, I still enjoy the warm Christmas atmosphere with friends and family..
So I thought it would be a good idea to use Christmas to hold a charity event for children in need who aren’t able to spend Christmas day with their family, children who need financial support for education or those whose lives might be threatened. It would be great if we can contribute, if only just a little bit, and we can feel like we are offering a small, but hopefully meaningful Christmas for them.
All money paid by customers on the 24th goes towards charities (Unicef), so please come and join us!