Saturday, January 1, 2011




2010 was an amazing year for Pusong Pinoy! We capped off another productive year with the successful completion of our year-end project, Pamasko ng Pusong Pinoy II (Christmas Gift-Giving).

We continue to recognize the indispensable role that donors, supporters and volunteers play in our efforts to bring assistance to marginalized kids in the Philippines. We could not have reached this milestone without your enormous support.

Thank you for helping us bring joy to thousands of disadvantaged kids year-round. Thank you for helping us spread the holiday cheer all around. We salute each and every one of you!

Our accomplishments truly reflect the generosity, dedication and goodwill that characterizes each member of our Pusong Pinoy family. Recalling the outstanding contributions of Pusong Pinoy members worldwide, please allow us to share some of our key accomplishments in 2010:

JANUARY - Pusong Pinoy launched its scholarship project, "Donasyon para sa Edukasyon" (Donation for Education). We raised a total of P85,000 for 17 high school students who were able to attend one (1) year at De La Salle Lipa's Saint Brother Jaime Hilario FSC Learning Community (SBJHLC), "a five year program that provides secondary Christian and Lasallian education to highly motivated and qualified students whose economic conditions hinder them to acquire quality academic formation."

MARCH - PP embarked on our second food drive for Damascus Foundation, a non-stock, non-profit organization that provides a home for recovering drug dependents, street children and individuals with behavioral problems. Pusong Pinoy donated food items to Damascus valued at over P180,000 since our first food drive.

APRIL - PP announced Project “Alay Mula Sa Puso” (Gift from the Heart), our school supplies project. We collected brand new notebooks, backpacks, pencils, erasers and crayons for over 500 children at Kabuyao Elementary School (Tuba, Benguet), Damascus Foundation (Dona Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan) and children from the Mangyan tribes of Oriental Mindoro. Supplies were also provided for volunteer teachers at a Mangyan community school.

MAY - PP celebrated its first year anniversary. This celebration was made more meaningful when it coincided with the turnover ceremony of the P85,000 scholarship to De La Salle Lipa for our 17 PP Hilarian Scholars. In the United States, PP celebrated its anniversary at English Springs Park in Chino Hills, California.

AUGUST - PP launched project "Little Bites for Little Lights" to benefit Little Lights Ministry's feeding/educational programs. Over P35,000 worth of food items and school supplies were collected in just five days for hundreds of out-of-school youth in Sitio Tawi Tawi in Pasig City.

SEPTEMBER - PP became registered as a non-profit organization in the state of California. During this month, PP also kicked off "Project Lend a Hand" in collaboration with Photo Kalye, a Flickr-based group dedicated to raising social awareness about poverty. PP and PK distributed goods to about 100 kids at Ulingan Day Care Center in Ulingan, Tondo. Furthermore, our PP team traveled to Bohol and donated over 600 books to Baclayon Schools and Village of Hope. They also provided Accent Reduction Training for the elementary public school teachers and two photography seminars for the high school students of Baclayon.

NOVEMBER - PP launched its year-end project, Pamasko ng Pusong Pinoy (Christmas Gift-Giving) for over 3,000 underprivileged kids.

DECEMBER - PP distributed goods donated for Project PPP to our intended recipients valued at over P250,000.

Pusong Pinoy has collected over 20,000 books since our inception in May 2009. We helped several schools and communities build libraries as part of our ongoing efforts to promote literacy through reading.

Earlier this year, Pusong Pinoy also took part in medical/dental missions. Thanks to our generous donors, Pusong Pinoy was able to provide antibiotics for Parish Social Action Committee's dental mission in Batangas. We were also able to join Easter College Alumni Foundation's second blood drive held in Guisad, Baguio City last February. Pusong Pinoy was able to sponsor lunch and snacks for volunteers who provided free medical and dental services as well as a free lecture on "Violence Against Women and Children." Moreover, Pusong Pinoy raised over P30,000 for its medical assistance projects for two children who were in dire need of emergency medical treatments.

Throughout the year, several members celebrated their birthdays the Pusong Pinoy way. They sponsored a feeding program by providing lunch/snacks/party goods for kids belonging to some of the organizations we have partnered with. To date, we’ve had over 20 birthday celebrations at Parish Social Action Committee, Kabuyao Elementary School, Kids Hope Ministry, Little Light Ministry, Don Macario Bacani Elementary School, Breaking Barriers for Children and Ulingan Day Care Center. Many more birthday celebrations have been scheduled for the coming months. Click HERE for information about our birthday program and other ways you can help.

To all 28,721 heroes and superheroes of Pusong Pinoy, THANK YOU!

We look forward to your continued support in 2011!