Monday, June 15, 2009

PUSONG PINOY DONATIONS TO UHF

Certificates of Donation issued to Pusong Pinoy on behalf of all the generous members who donated books, cash, food and standfans to UHF

Pusong Pinoy team (Janice,Myrna Tanedo, Beng Dizon, Jocel Estoque, Susan Chua, and Donna Rosario) with 2 UHF staff and Geoff Paloma (PP) while the guys on the floor are trying to assemble the stand fans we donated.


Three standfans, sandwiches, and cookies donated by Pusong Pinoy to UHF.


Pusong Pinoy Team feeding kids at UHF. Thanks to PP Seattle Team Leader Dong Mamaril's generosity!


In June 2009, Pusong Pinoy Team visited Unang Hakbang Foundation (UHF) and donated three standfans and one set of used Encyclopedia. They also served lunch to 300 UHF kids. On a separate visit, PP Philippines Team Leader Susan Chua delivered 500 gently-used children's books to UHF.

UHF is an organization engaged in helping children on the street and in poor urban communities by creating sanctuaries for these children. UHF designs and promotes programs to help these kids realize their potential to become productive and responsible members of their communities.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

FIRST 1,000 CHILDREN'S BOOKS ARRIVED IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Pusong Pinoy was thrilled that the first batch of books collected arrived in Manila. Destination: De La Salle Lipa City's Book Mobile and Reading Program (BMRP). Through a transportable library and a guided reading program, the De La Salle BMRP is a response & commitment to develop children's reading skills directed towards increased functional literacy.

Message from Ningning C. Doble (Pusong Pinoy Liaison for DLSL:
"In behalf of the 3,000+ grades 1-3 children from eight public schools in Lipa City that De La Salle Book Mobile and Reading Program (BMRP) will be covering for this school year, our most sincere gratitude for the 1,000 books that Pusong Pinoy members so painstakingly gathered from the generous Filipinos in America...thank you so much! With these books, we hope to imbibe in them the genuine love for reading so that learning in all subject areas becomes an easier task."

To learn more about De La Salle Lipa BMRP, click here

***** U P D A T E *****

De La Salle Lipa's BMRP won the Excellence Award for Education in January 2010's Asian Forum CSR Awards. BMRP is a recipient of over 3,000 books from Pusong Pinoy's book drive. Congratulations, BMRP!

Monday, June 1, 2009

PUSONG PINOY VISITED RECIPIENTS IN THE PHILIPPINES

De La Sale Lipa Chancellor presenting Pusong Pinoy a plaque of gratitude

The staff of De La Salle Lipa with our Pusong Pinoy team

The long and narrow road to Damascus Foundation (Bulacan)

Damascus Foundation Chapel

The kids and teachers of Damascus Foundation

Dynamic Teen Company with Pusong Pinoy team

PP Philippine Core Group with PP Liaison and DLSL Representative, Ning Doble, with PSAC volunteers in front of San Vicente Ferrer Parish Church in Lipa City

Pusong Pinoy meeting with PSAC volunteers and Ning Doble of DLSL

Pusong Pinoy Team with staff and kids of Unang Hakbang Foundation

In June 2009, Pusong Pinoy Founder Donna Bernardo Rosario went on a two-week visit to the Philippines. Along with the Pusong Pinoy Philippines Core Team, Ms. Rosario visited the following recipients: De La Salle Lipa, Damascus Foundation, Dynamic Teen Company, Parish Social Action Committee, and Unang Hakbang Foundation. Meetings were conducted with these organizations to discuss ways on how Pusong Pinoy can assist their programs.

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