Some of you who may have been to this year's North American Symposium you may have heard Bryan Cheung share about our partnership with an Inner City Organization called World Impact. Here's a story of our last outting.
Last month a number of Liferay employees had the privilege of heading out to Los Angeles to partner with the World Impact staff for their Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. The breakfast is used to raise funds to help costs of their schools. We all arrived about half an hour before the breakfast started. We had various assignments from setting the tables to making pancake mix or cracking eggs and everything in between. We quickly got to work!
JR mixing the pancake mix
Once time was close we manned our stations in anticipation for the crowd to come in. Martin Yan was our designated bacon man.
Dustin Ryerson was the face of scrambled eggs!
One by one they came, hungry and happy. And one by one we put food on their plates!
Until.....We realized the the people were coming faster than the food was ready!
One of the World Impact missionaries thought quickly and soon there were a number of us scrambling eggs and frying bacon in the back kitchen to keep up with the masses of people that were coming through!
We "scrambled" to keep the food coming out so that we could keep our happy customers!
We ended up going through gallons of Pancake mix and hundreds of eggs. The staff told us that they had at least double or triple the amount of people this year than last! They had to return to the store twice to get more supplies! Luckily we were able to feed everyone (including ourselves!).
As some of us were handling the food others headed out to the yard to hang out with the kiddos! Chris Lui spent a good amount of time getting pulled around and Shannon Chang even spent some time in "jail"!
This allowed time for the parents to sit back, relax and enjoy time together.
It was a great time interacting with the community, the World Impact Staff and to get to know each other better!
Group Picture of all of the volunteers.