Monday, June 25, 2012


Early this month, Pusong Pinoy donated school supplies to the children of Village of Hope. Thanks to I MANAGE STARS for making this possible!  It was their donation to Pusong Pinoy during the “LOVE IS AT WAR” event in Hollywood that provided these children with their much-needed school supplies!  

MIKE & JEANETTE PROPP of Village of Hope shared the following messages and photos:

"Off to school to learn to conquer their futures. You'd never guess which of these boys needed surgery upon arrival to VOH, which one lived alone on the streets until God brought us together.  You'd never know their past by looking at them now, but thank you for helping them, all have a bright future! Thank you, Pusong Pinoy!"

"We're ready to conquer the world or at least to start school tomorrow. Thank you, Pusong Pinoy, for being a very special part of Village of Hope!"
"More than pencils, crayons, and paper. Pusong Pinoy is part of Village of Hope giving these kids a bright future!"

"Which of these blank papers will hold the hopes and dreams of a future HERO from the Philippines? Thank you, Pusong Pinoy, for being a part of the education of the orphans God has brought to us. You are making a difference, perhaps larger than you ever imagined."

"Pusong Pinoy said their goal was to bring literacy to the Philippines. They've brought so much more than that! Along with all the books they have donated to the Kids at Village of Hope, for two years now Pusong Pinoy has provided schools supplies for our orphanage, and with it, excitement about heading back to school to learn for another year. Thank you, Pusong Pinoy, for being a bright spot in our lives and the lives of our Kids!"


VILLAGE OF HOPE has been a recipient of Pusong Pinoy since 2010. It is a community of orphaned, abandoned, and abused children in the Philippines. Its model is a little different than other orphanages. It does not put the children up for adoption. According to Mike, "VOH is an ‘orphan care in families’. We have seen the harshness of life Filipino street children face. VOH is something new...something bright...something fresh. It's a safe, loving, and happy place. It's a place of HOPE".

VOH currently operates four homes on a 20-acre lot in the hills of Talibon, Bohol. Each home is led by a married couple committed to caring for up to 10 children. VOH's goal is to recreate a natural family environment. Meals are cooked in the home by the houseparents and children, instead of a central kitchen. Each family has its own budget provided by VOH. They do their own grocery shopping and housechores. There are currently 35 children in the community. Its vision is to have 20 homes and a capacity to care for 200 children in the future.