Project Dana March 2013
On March 29, 2013, the Buddhist Women’s Association sponsored the Project Dana lunch and program
The 9 A.M. program began with a craft project presented by Amy Ban, who also acted as emcee for the day. The clients, with the help of the many dedicated volunteers, created fuzzy-headed “Frustration Pencils” with ‘googly’ eyes.
We all have frustrating moments in our lives, so Mrs. Ban explained that by grabbing and spinning these pencils between your two palms till the fuzzy hair spread out could help one become calm again. Once one’s mind has settled, the hair can be gently pulled to form a tip again.
She donated all the supplies for this amusing project that resulted in something that could also be given to the clients’ grandchildren. Then at about 10:30 A.M. Mrs. Ban sang a beautiful song of thanksgiving for the food that everyone was about to receive.
A simple lunch of rice, roasted turkey with gravy, mixed vegetables, baked yams, namasu and orange Jello w/mandarin slices was enjoyed by all. Each also received a bonus of chocolate candy eggs, which were donated by Mrs. Miwa. Mahalo for your generosity!
Thank you to Jane Miyasaki, Matsuko Shimizu, Kazue Kaide, Catherine Kosora, Nancy Yamamoto, Bessie Kubo and Ellen Okano for the two days’ lunch preparation.