September 2010 Project Update

Helping Widows during Lebaran

Helping Widows during Lebaran

During the month of September, Family Care Indonesia volunteers along with many friends organized a number of social programs for the needy as part of the Lebaran season. Our volunteer work was focused on helping widows in different areas in Jakarta through distributing donated goods. Even though our projects took place during the month of fasting with the use of a large truck we had the help of many volunteers pitching in giving their time and energy to help our team load and unload several large amounts of aid in two locations.

In the Cilincing area of North Jakarta 850 poor families received help this Lebaran.

We would like to thank those who donated the necessary goods to be able to put together large amounts of “sembako” (a package of around nine basic food items).


Orphanage Visit in Medan

Orphanage Visit in Medan

Family Care Indonesia volunteer have been assisting a network of orphanages and institutions in Medan for nearly ten years. This month FCI volunteers from Jakarta joined participants in Medan to visit an orphanage housing 63 children. Supplies donated by sponsors in Jakarta included a large amount of clothing and nourishment.

Recently FCI also shipped a number of good-quality steel desks and chairs to a poor school outside Medan.


YKAKI Visit for Idul Fitri Gift-Giving - A Ukelele for Dodi

YKAKI Visit for Idul Fitri Gift-Giving - A Ukelele for Dodi

Family Care Indonesia volunteers paid their regular monthly visit to the children at YKAKI (Foundation for Children with Cancer, Indonesia). This time we were able to join in the Idul Fitri gift-giving tradition.

Thanks to our kind hearted donors, we were able to give each of the children a gift bag with toiletry items. The children were very happy with their gifts and even got their favorite colors!

On our last visit to YKAKI, Tommy brought his Ukulele to play some songs for the children. One of the children, Dodi, really liked the music and especially Tommy’s ukulele. At Dodi’s request Tommy let him have a try playing it. He seemed to be able to pick it up very quickly and then asked Tommy if he could have his ukulele. Tommy was moved by this young child’s courage, interest in music and his desire to have his own ukulele. After leaving YKAKI he promised Dodi that he would find him his own ukulele.

Through a request on Facebook for anyone who wanted to sponsor a ukulele for Dodi we received a response and on our next visit to YKAKI we had a brand-new ukulele for Dodi!