We Have three programs:
“It is hard for people to learn if they are hungry” was what one of our supported organizations told us. The basics in life is where we start. Through our Care Program we can provide these agencies much needed food, vitamins, toiletries, school supplies, and girl’s clothing. The shipping companies we use have been 100% reliable with all of our shipments arriving intact in 6-8 weeks at their front door. Whether our shipment is sent to the capital city, Manila, or to remote villages where the nearest town is 2 hours away by tricycle, bus or the local jeepneys, your donations have made it to their destinations.
Our orphanages are pre-screened, ensuring that all your donations reach the intended recipients. In the Philippines, the agencies we support are either recognized by the government Department of Welfare or monitored by non governmental watchdog organizations.
Our very successful book program, sends used children’s reading books to public elementary schools throughout the Philippines. This unique program partners with the “Sa Aklat Sisikat”, a Philippine organization whose purpose is to promote the love of reading. The results are evidenced by the heartwarming letters we receive.
Full color children’s reading books in English are difficult to find and in remote villages, they are nearly impossible to find. Teachers tell us that the children are thrilled at the book shipments, actually spending more time at school to read them. By shipping books that were destined for landfill we engage in what we call “educational recycling”. Teacher and Student donations from California schools such as Lakewood Elementary in Sunnyvale, Stocklmeir School in Santa Clara and Baywood Elementary School in San Mateo have helped us send thousands of their used books to be used in schools thousands of miles away.
In an effort to provide the girls we support the best chances possible in life, we are making available educational grants to girls who have a dream for a professional education but not the resources. We have partnered with the accredited Emilio Aguinaldo College to provide educational grants for disadvantaged girls who qualify for admission into their programs. Their Yaman Lahi Foundation has generously offered a 50% grant match for every qualified student. In addition, they will provide a part time job for the recipients to help offset their living and other expenses.
Our Educational Grant Program is open to underprivileged girls in the Philippines who are interested in science, medicine, engineering or technical fields. Through this opportunity we hope to provide a future where there would be none. We believe that providing access to these professional fields gives them the best opportunity to provide and care for themselves and their future families. These girls in particular have had to rise above very difficult unimaginable emotional challenges. This opportunity breaks the cycle of poverty and gives them the best chance at a future.
In our programs, we make every attempt to provide photos or, in the case of the Educational Grants program, progress reports of the girls who have benefited from your donations.