Thursday, December 31, 2009

(PP'S Christmas Gift-Giving Project 2009)


Pusong Pinoy vowed to make this year's Christmas memorable for the kids and families of the organizations we support. On October 10, 2009, we formally launched Project Pamasko ng Pusong Pinoy (Christmas Gift-Giving of Pusong Pinoy). Click here to learn more about this project.

In less than two months, we completed the Christmas list. Thanks to all the donors who supported this project! Special thanks also to all the Pusong Pinoy Team Leaders worldwide! You all made our Christmas project a success! We could not have done this without your generous support!


ULINGAN (TONDO) - In addition to being a recipient of the Photo Kalye exhibit we hosted on December 9 to 11, these kids also received special treats and Christmas gifts. On the last day of the photo exhibit, Pusong Pinoy and Photo Kalye brought half of the kids from Ulingan Day Care Center and their teachers to the exhibit at Tala Gallery to see their photos and to present them with Christmas gifts. Each child received a backpack, coloring book, a box of crayons, two ramen noodles, bar of soap, pair of slippers, and goodie treats courtesy of Pusong Pinoy donors. They were also treated for lunch along with their teachers and some PP team leaders, Photo Kalyetographers, and Tala Gallery staff at Mang Inasal restaurant sponsored by our very own Pusong Pinoy Irvine Team Leader Carl Bernardo.

DAMASCUS FOUNDATION - This organization was a recipient of Pusong Pinoy's Food Drive in September 2009 receiving P100,000 worth of food items. This Christmas, we hosted their party on December 12, 2009 and gave gifts to 40 children of Damascus.

KABUYAO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Pusong Pinoy hosted a Christmas party at Kabuyao on December 16, 2009. PP Founder Donna Bernardo Rosario and TL Jocel TaƱedo Estoque cooked food for 350 people for the party with the help of parent volunteers. Gifts were also given to 152 Kabuyao students and winners of the Pusong Pinoy Poem & Song Contest were announced and awarded cash prizes (1st - P1,000; 2nd - P500; and 3rd - P300) at the party.

EPHESUS, HOME OF ABUSED CHILDREN - 20 kids of Ephesus received Barbie dolls from Pusong Pinoy.

BARANGAY SAN JOSE (TARLAC CITY) - 300 pairs of slippers were given to children of Brgy. San Jose in Tarlac. 72 pairs of slippers were donated to the kids of "Bahay ni San Jose, Home for God's Special Children".

PARISH SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE (PSAC) - A turnover was held on December 10, 2009. We gave christmas gifts to 400 kids and clothes/food items to 180 families of PSAC:
* 4 boxes of brand new toys
* 300 pairs of slippers
* 11 sacks of rice
* 180 kilos of sugar
* 180 large cans of sardines
* 180 bars of soap
* 180 packs of bihon noodles
* 180 liters of soy sauce
* 2 boxes of clothes - we are still waiting for the arrival of 4 more boxes of clothes shipped from the U.S.

We also gave gifts to 26 PSAC volunteers. We commend their tireless acts of kindness and generosity towards less privileged families around their area.

DYNAMIC TEEN COMPANY (DTC) - click HERE to read the article about the turnover of Pusong Pinoy's Christmas gifts and donation of two karitons (classroom pushcarts) to DTC.