In the morning of December 20, 2017, AWH staff attended children’s Christmas event of the Home for the 100th Sheep in Dasmarinas, Cavite, a relocation camp of formerly homeless Manila families.
AWH, as it does every year, donated sacks of rice, canned goods, used children’s clothing donated by its guests from Japan, assorted school supplies and firewood.
M’aam Kimiyo read a message of gratitude to AWH written by the daycare children on a colorful poster. Likewise Kaloi and Edna, who lead Home for the 100th Sheep, were appreciative of the donations for their pupils.
On November 29, 2017, being a member of LCPC (Local Council for Protection of Children) in Alfonso, Cavite, AWH staff attended Children’s Month Celebration at the Alfonso town plaza. The theme of the event was “Bata:” Iligtas sa Droga!” (Save our Children from Illegal Drugs).
The event was attended by 600 selected indigent elementary school children from Grade 1 to 4. They received a hygiene kit containing toothbrush, toothpaste, rubbing alcohol, antiseptic cologne, cotton ear bud, 2 pieces of soaps and towel. Their teachers will teach them how to use the items properly to maintain basic hygiene.
AWH, RIMM (Rotary International Multinational Manila) and RIMM president Betty Vicedo made financial contributions for the said hygiene kit while Sunny Enterprises donated 500 pieces of small natural coconut soaps. Gina of DSWD and the wife of Mayor Varias were appreciative for our kind donations. We received plaques of appreciation from the Municipality.
At the end of the event the Municipality of Alfonso treated all of the children with snacks from Jollibee and they enjoyed the entertainment from the Jollibee mascot.