January 10, 2023
Tzu Chi thanks donors in dinner party
By Ben Baquilod
To give utmost appreciation and thanks to its honorary board members and donors, Tzu Chi Philippines hosted a dinner party on January 7 at the Buddhist Tzu Chi Campus (BTCC) in Sta. Mesa, Manila.
Guests, together with their families and friends enjoyed vegetarian dinner at the BTCC plaza. Resembling a Taiwan night market, the food stalls offered a variety of heathy food choices including Dan Dan noodle soup, lumpia, sushi, and grilled vegetarian skewers.
“We cannot sustain our programs without the support of our donors. So, we have this activity for our donors, volunteers, friends, and relatives to thank them,” says Tzu Chi Philippines CEO Henry Yuñez.
Attendees also took delight in the foundation’s hospitality through a special Tzu Chi tea ceremony held at the Lotus Pond.
Welcomed by live calming sound of guzheng, flute, and organ, guests had a meditative experience of witnessing a ceremonial way of preparation and presentation of tea—which they later shared with companions in the cozy setting.
“I’m very happy to come here tonight. Every time I come to Tzu Chi, I always see happy faces of people,” says donor Eric Ngan of the Mitsukoshi Motors Philippines. “My company and I are supportive of Tzu Chi because I really see that they are helping a lot of people.”