Sunday, April 27, 2008

Outreach Program

The ChE Blues group held its annual Outreach Program @ Betahny House Sto. Nino Orphanage at Guiguinto, Bulacan last April 27, 2008. The Orphanage was established in 1986 as a diocesan charitable institutions for Bulacan and nearby provinces, in service of orphaned, abandoned and neglected children. Today, around 77 children including 3 infants were inside the orphanage under the supervision of Sis Irene Panganiban O.P.

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Our Project Coordinator Hui Chuen Fong and his betterhalf Lyn consistently coordinates with the sisters to check and ask what they needed the most. The list was then posted in the group loop. A positive response were received from the members who donated goods, cash and their presence during the activity. The cash donations collected were used to purchase canned goods, noodles , rice, sugar, medicines, milk, biscuits, clothes, toiletries, utensils etc. All items and some donations in kind were brought in the orphanage were final inventory was conducted together with sister Ella.

The program was started with a prayer together with the children . Followed by an opening remarks by our Project Coordinator. Games followed after that and each children received a loot bags of goodies. The boys quartet render a song accompanied by a guitar. After the fun games we had a picture taking with the children before they take their simple lunch courtesy of Mrs Lopez. The kids pray before their meals and greeted two of our April birthday celebrants who were present in the activity. While the children were having lunch we look for the sisters to say goodbye. It was their prayer time so only one sister attended to us and we request for a group picture.

We left the orphanage fullfilled and happy. Despite of the busy schedule of everyone, it's good to know that we still find time to do this fruitful activities and share a little of ourselves especially to the children who didn't have a choice. Again to all who supported this annual activity , to our friends , classmates Thank you very much for your time (prayers & inspiration) and treasure (cash & goods).... this will surely makes a lot of difference to the lives of the children. May God continously Bless us so that we can be a blessing to others too!!!