Dec. 13, 2012- Jan. 5, 2013 - GIVING JOY FOR THE HOLIDAYS
300 Children from Tullahan River in Ugong Valenzuela; 130 Children from Barangay Tabang Toda, Bulacan; 30 pre-school students from OHFH Learning Center; 36 children from Sitio Tiaong, Brgy Mayamot, Antipolo City; and over 1,000 children with the Manuel P. Manahan Foundation.
Jan. 12, 2013 - Mission: HOPE for Camiguin (Volcanic Is. in Babuyanes)
Not too late for the holidays at Volcanic Island of Camiguin de Babuyanes, North of Luzon- 400 children given uniforms and backpacks, solar lights for 63 families and 130 children treated for Christmas Day lunch. Thank you to Fr. Tereso M. Campillo Jr., O.P., Director of Lyceum of Camiguin for coordinating this project, anonymous donors for the solar lights, backpacks and feeding and Clothers4Soles for all the children's uniforms.
Jan. 14, 2013 - Happy Feet for 300 Children from De Gula Compound
Not just Happy Feet but Happy Faces and Tummies – Thanks to Jun Alcantara! 300 children from one of the poorest area in Metro Manila were treated with fun games, prizes, bags, slippers and lunch. One donor, Jun Alcantra, who was inspired by the efforts of OHFH wanted to give back as soon as he arrived in Manila.
Feb. 23, 2013 - One Heart for Hope's 3rd Annual Winter Feeding & Shelter - Giving Back to Our Own Community
Feed the hungry, bind up the wounds of the sick, and provide a warm, safe, dry place to rest. The 3rd Annual Winter Shelter and Feeding in Los Angeles by giving back to our own community by making an effort to help those who are less fortunate. OHFH officers and volunteers took over the kitchen this year to cook and serve hundreds of homeless people. Thanks to our Winter Feeding partner, Angels of Hope, Los Angeles Homeless Authority (LAHSA), The East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless and local churches who has been providing shelter, clothing, hygiene kits, showers facilities and other supplies from Dec. 1st through March 1st to thousands of homeless individuals.
March 25, 2013 - OHFH US Volunteers Gives Back at Aeta Village in Island of Boracay
Marc Hale, Jane Hale, Craig Alberg and Heikki Alberg had the privilege to give back to the Aetas when they visited the island of Boracay, Philippines.
April 3, 2013 - OHFH Camotes Is. Mangrove Planting – Giving Back to Mother Earth
This one is for our Mother Earth. In support of the Earth Hour 2013, One Heart for Hope empowers the youth to participate in an activity that will benefit not only the community but the Planet itself. Mangroves are very important to the Eco-system. It serves as a breeding and spawning area for the marine life. It also protects the coastal community as a natural barrier from strong waves and currents. It also prevents silt or soil erosion from reaching the priceless coral reefs. More than 70 volunteers from CTU (Cebu Technological University), members of TEMAPAS (Teguis Mangrove Planters Assn.), LGU (Local Government Unit) and the Camotes residents, participated in this Mangrove-Planting event spearheaded by OHFH scholar, Reil Nudalo. We are proud to have planted 4,600 seedlings the coastal area of North poblacion, San Francisco. We may think that it's not such a big thing considering the humongous problems our planet is facing right now. But in planting the seeds of love, this simple act will reverberate and create a rippling effect that we hope would make a difference and to leave a lasting legacy for sustainable management in future generations. One Planet. One Future. Our Hope.
April 11, 2013 - One Heart for Hope Tutorial Center Opens
The little students at One Heart for Hope Tutorial Center - today is the start of the rest of their lives. Free summer classes offered to zero-knowledge children 6-8 to provide them with a solid foundation to advance in elementary education. We are very proud of them!
April 13 and 14, 2013 -OHFH Medical/Humanitarian Mission - Alabat Is., Quezon
Over 250 donors made this mission possible. We cannot thank you enough for your generosity. Because of our donors, One Heart for Hope was able to turn this vision into a reality. 500 were families served on the humanitarian side, 439 families offered medical attention; approximately 2,000 children served. This mission is dedicated in honor and in loving memory of Tatay Diony and has inspired us to continue his selfless generosity in serving the impoverished families and children of Alabat Island, Quezon Province for many years.
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May 15, 2013 -Lighting Up Busuanga - Solar Light Project "Give Light, Improve Life"
Covering the islands of Panlaitan, San Isidro, and Pamilacan, One Heart For Hope continues to explore and shared the gift of light to these families who rely on gas lamps "gasera." The high cost of gas lamps emits fumes that are hazardous to health and environment. Each gas lamps costs around P60-80 to be used for a week and do not emit as bright as the solar lamps. Solar lamps are environment friendly and does not cost these families a single centavo. The only livelihood in these islands are fishing and dried fish trade. Come stormy months, these families can be stranded in the islands with depleted stocks of food and fuel. Not to mention losing their sources of income when it becomes too dangerous to fish. OHFH has given these families the basic necessity of light for other source of alternative income but most inportanty so that children can continue to study at night and for these families to live with decency and hope.
July 1, 2013 - Anaheim Ducks Donates to OHFH to help children and teens living in poverty enjoy their favorite sports!
July 15, 2013 - Giving in Memory of Gabriel Cesisar (Ama Abeng)
At times of loss, it’s often a great comfort to honour loved ones by giving back – a rewarding way of remembering and celebrating Ama Abeng’s life. His memory inspired Dr. Malou Vales and family who until the last days of his life showed the importance of education to his family. 229 students from Maitim Elementary School, Cavite received sets of school supplies during their visit.
July 15, 2013 - Teachers' Training Program - Benguet Province
One Heart for Hope, through collaboration with Pusong Punoy, conducted a Teachers Training Program to over 50 teachers in Benguet Province, Philippines. With one common goal to improve learning environment for both teachers and students, OHFH grants to PP to fund its public school teachers training series – Accent Reduction. Thank you to all the PP superheroes, PP team leaders and volunteers for making the workshop series possible. Together, we can make a big difference!
September 16, 2013 - Bahay Kalinga ng Katutubo: Sharing Love & Hope After the Typhoon
After the strongest typhoons left many provinces under water, homes evacuated and much of the crop harvest destroyed for livelihood. To help alleviate hunger and sufferings, OHFH and Quota International of Manila joined forces by organizing feeding, distribution of rice, blankets and seedlings for livelihood to flood-affected victims in Barangay Bayanbayanan. A community of indigenous people called Aetas, of about 200 families, with 5 children each on the average, living in the mountain of Teranus, Malasimbu, DINALUPIHAN, BATAAN. Thanks to more heroes of OHFH who joined Noel Galang in Bataan: David Pereira, Jeffrey Waing, and Chris Stebbing. Our special thanks to Quota International of Manila for coordinating this relief effort!
October 10, 2013 - Lighting Up Casiguran - (Culat and Paraiso)
One Heart For Hope reached out the distant Barangays of Culat, Dipasaling, and Paraiso in CASIGURAN to give hope to the people affected by the calamity. Solar lights, blankets, t-shirts, caps, and sweat shirts were distributed among the poorest of the poor, as well as livelihood assistance to fifty families who lost everything from several typhoons that hit their villages. We salute our heroes who took on the challenge to reach this region to the victims in need.ne Heart For Hope reached out the distant Barangays of Culat, Dipasaling, and Paraiso in CASIGURAN to give hope to the people affected by the calamity. Solar lights, blankets, t-shirts, caps, and sweat shirts were distributed among the poorest of the poor, as well as livelihood assistance to fifty families who lost everything from several typhoons that hit their villages. We salute our heroes who took on the challenge to reach this region to the victims in need.
October 27, 2013 - Gift of Light and Livelihood for B’laan tribe of Southern Mindanao
Solar Lights and distribution of seeds to generate livelihood for the B’laan tribe of Southern Mindanao. Headed by by Noel Galang who also joined the medical mission conducted Dr. Roel Cagape for the B’laans of Malapatan in Sarangani Province. Ulofitam is a place perched on a mountaintop with clusters of “bahay kubo.” Ulofitam is part of Dlumay Cluster, which is composed of six sitios with more than a thousand 1-5 year old children. Because of its remoteness, this journey took at least 10 hours to reach these communities by foot, trekking through 30 rivers including upstream River Suyan and crossing one of the peaks of the Lunkan Range with a height of 967 meters above sea level. The trives were thrilled to receive medical aid, solar lights and seed for livelihood.
December 23, 2013 - Annual Christmas Giving – Pasig and Marikina
Informal settlers along floodway of Pasig Marikina and nearby squatters’ area were the recipients of the Annual Feeding and Gift giving of the Mr. Randolph and Mrs. Borromeo's family in partnership with OHFH. The event was held in their residence at Parkwood Greens Subdivision and served 600 children. The Program started with parlor games, dance contest, and then children were treated with spaghetti, cupcakes ice creams. Giving of toys and P100 were given to each child at the end of the party. Thanks to Borromeo family, Roque family for their continuing generosity and their heartwarming tradition each year to give back.
December 23, 2013 - Christmas Party Children of Brgy Toda, Bulacan
One Heart for Hope Christmas Feeding for Children at Brgy Toda. Thank you to Joy Medina and Julius Roque for coordinating the Christmas feeding every year. Mayor, Hon Jocell Vistan , Brgy Chairman, and Hon Kap Raul V. Gatuz would like to send their warmest thanks to One Heart for Hope for the 150 Pat’s Palabok foodpacks donation for the children.ne Heart for Hope Christmas Feeding for Children at Brgy Toda. Thank you to Joy Medina and Julius Roque for coordinating the Christmas feeding every year. Mayor, Hon Jocell Vistan , Brgy Chairman, and Hon Kap Raul V. Gatuz would like to send their warmest thanks to One Heart for Hope for the 150 Pat’s Palabok foodpacks donation for the children.
December 30, 2013 - Lupang Arenda Gift giving , Taytay Rizal
Lupang Arenda is an illegal settlement in Taytay, Rizal. 100,000 informal settlers living here are also facing possible eviction which many of them are children. Similar to Smokey Mountain in Tondo, where thousands of poor families live. 300 children from this area were given gifts such as toys, slippers, hygiene products, clothings, lunch from Jolibee and ice cream.
We would like to thank all the US and Phil volunteers and supporters who joined us to give joy to the children of Lupang Arenda. Thanks to all the donors, San Lorenzo Ruiz Church staff and members, the Roque, Bule, Usi-Ramirez, James and Grace Ramos family, Perkins family, Silverback Riders, friends and families who made many children happy that day.
March 16, 2013 -Masayang Pagtatapos! Happy Graduation to our Pre-Schoolers!
After a 10-month, 5-day-per-week education program, the kindergarten class enjoyed their first graduation ceremony to celebrate this milestone. Attended by proud parents and relatives, the 16 March ceremony allowed every child to walk on to the podium, receive a diploma and recognition from the crowd.
THANK YOU for helping these children reach the first step of their success and for the generosity that has touched the lives of the poorest of the poor in Negros Oriental.