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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A House Full of Love

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted. - Garrison Keillor
We always plan to do something for the less fortunate, and most of the time, despite our sincere desire, we just couldn't find the means and the time to help. True or false?

Christmas paved the way for my colleagues and I to do a simple project for this small orphanage in Pasig. Instead of our usual Kris Kringle, we circumvented the "rules" and chose to be the personal Santa of each beneficiary child from Tahanan ng Pagmamahal Children's Home. Our colleagues from Sydney also sent their contributions which made the outreach program even more meaningful.

I am most touched and thankful to the beautiful people of Moreton Bay Technology for sharing their blessings to these kids.

Words are not enough for them to express how much they appreciate the time we spent with them. Every cent we gave was paid off by their sweet smiles, laughter, and warm embraces.

I am not posting this to brag about how good we are. A true act of charity should be made in silence. However, I want to share with everyone the joy of being able to make a child happy and perhaps inspire others to do the same.

By the way, Tahanan ng Pagmamahal receives no financial support from the government. They are able to continue housing these children purely from the grace of God in the form of donations from kindhearted individuals and groups.

The orphanage is in constant need of funds and donations in kind like rice, canned goods, breakfast items, toiletries like soap, shampoo, detergents, etc.

If interested please call (02) 393 22 04. Look for Menchie or May.


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