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In 2021 the Virginia Groom Foundation working with local partners, provided food and other necessities to a wide variety of older and other people in need in Bali, an island hard hit by the covid related tourist shutdowns, and a place where John Groom has spent a great deal of time.

I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do something I can do.

Helen Keller

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

Mother Teresa

To give money away is quite a simple task, but for the act to be virtuous, the donor must give to the right person, for the right purpose, in the right amount, in the right manner, and at the right time.

Aristotle

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We distributed food at one of the poorest areas in the Bali, where people scavenge at a large dump.

A note given to all aid recipients thanking them for the hospitality of the people in Bali.

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Distributing food at a retirement home.

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We distributed food at one of the poorest areas in the Bali, where people scavenge at a large dump.

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Distributing food at a retirement home.

A note given to all aid recipients thanking them for the hospitality of the people in Bali.

She was so sweet and always supportive of me And I cannot tell you how much it meant to me when she gave me her mother’s piano!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!! I know your grandmother and I watched / listened to her play the piano. She was amazing! Even as an older woman with crippled fingers! I was HONORED to receive her piano. Please know that it is in a very good home with a musical family!!!

She was so sweet and always supportive of me And I cannot tell you how much it meant to me when she gave me her mother’s piano!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!! I know your grandmother and I watched / listened to her play the piano. She was amazing! Even as an older woman with crippled fingers! I was HONORED to receive her piano. Please know that it is in a very good home with a musical family!!!

Mom gave this woman who Steinway Grand piano, for which is one of the pics above: Quote: She was so sweet and always supportive of me And I cannot tell you how much it meant to me when she gave me her mother’s piano!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!! I know your grandmother and I watched / listened to her play the piano. She was amazing! Even as an older woman with crippled fingers! I was HONORED to receive her piano. Please know that it is in a very good home with a musical family!!!

My career has been focused on the need to make a difference restore dignity, and give hope. I have watched a thousand lights come on because an individual was given a cup of ice cream. I have seen how individuals changed the fortunes of their entire blood lines because they learned better business practices, were mentored. I have been a part of changing the trajectory of girls fortunes with as little as $100.

Pabella Kajumba, a director of the VG

My career has been focused on the need to make a difference restore dignity, and give hope. I have watched a thousand lights come on because an individual was given a cup of ice cream. I have seen how individuals changed the fortunes of their entire blood lines because they learned better business practices, were mentored. I have been a part of changing the trajectory of girls fortunes with as little as $100.

Pabella Kajumba, a director of the VG

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