10.27.2008

a more meaningful christmas



This christmas will indeed be more meaningful for us. Remember this tag I started? The one wherein you are tasked to write your plans for a meaningful holiday season? My plan is coming alive!

Last Saturday, I encouraged my UP barkada to postpone our yearly Chrsitmas gathering --- and to instead make children from an orphanage happy by giving them a party. And they all agreed to my idea!

The next task I had to do was look for an orphanage --- a small organization where we don't just host the party but where we can also get to know each child on a more personal level. And yesterday, during Bo Sanchez' The Feast, I found the orphanage we are looking for!

The Tahanan ng Pagmamahal was organized May 2007 by some members of the Light of Jesus community. Currently, the orphanage is home to 15 children from ages 3-10 from both genders. These physically and emotionally wounded children are staying in a rented house in Brgy. Oranbo Pasig City with 3 live-in housemothers and a live-out social worker. Several members of the Light of Jesus community serve as the Board of Trustees. The orphanage is registered at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Pasig City Mayor's Office and the parish priest of Brgy. Oranbo.

If you wish to support Tahanan ng Pagmamahal, in cash or in kind, you may contact Rey Ortega at 0922-8597035 or 635-6056. Now is the best time to reach out to the less fortunate. A small act, when put together, will make these wounded children happier.

1 comment:

claire said...

that's a very noble & meaningful christmas venture.. the children will surely be happy :)