January 16, 2015 - Restoring Hope for Families at Ati Living Heritage Center, Boracay
OHFH Officer, Janie Hale and her family surprised 80 children at Ati Living Heritage Center, Boracay Philippines. School supplies, toys, shoes, hair accessories, athletic equipment and hygiene supplies were given to all the children. Thirty-five (35) families also received individual bag of food filled with four various types of canned food, 1.4 kilos of rice, biscuits, and toothpaste.
Huge thanks to Evalour and Frank Hale, Marc and Janie Hale, and Ryan, Katherine (Marc's sister), Aubrie, and Aidan Anderson. To our donors, Resurrection Lutheran Church of Woodbury, MN and Dean and Lisa Grafos, and Lululemon -thank you for bringing love and hope to these village. The goal of the project was to restore hope for families. Through restored faith, children have the courage to believe and shoot higher for their dreams
January 7, 2015 - An Inspiring Philanthropy – Thank you Ami!
2015 starts our “Giving Back” project from a US donor who visited the Philippines to GIVE BACK. An inspiring act of generosity who can make a difference in the lives of these 200+ impoverished children in Valenzuela City. In collaboration with the Appledrive by Appleboy RJ headed by RJ Garcia, Ami Nakagiri (US donor) generously gave these children fresh crisp apples, hygiene packs, toys and giveaways, Jollibee hamburgers and lots of games and entertainment. Thanks to all the OHFH ambassadors who have devoted their time in deeply personal ways to our humanitarian causes, Appledrive team (OHFH Giving Partner) and Tanada HOA for the use of its facility. Thank you Ami for your time and generosity!
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February 2, 2015 - Giving Back in Penaranda, Nueva Ecija
OHFH gives back in Penaranda, Nueva Ecija. Over 500 impoverished elementary children from Sto. Tomas Elem. School in Penaranda, Nueva Ecija were given OHFH backpacks, school supplies, hygiene kits, and slippers/footwear. Feeding was also held that day with performances from the students. Mayor of Penaranda grazed the event, as well as the school principal, teachers and other city officials. It was one of the biggest gift distribution held in Penaranda by a charitable organization. Our gratitude to Ms. Anabelle Abesamis, Abesamis family, all the donors who made all these giving possible.
March 1, 2015 - Where Dreams Begin! OHFH Tutorial Center Orientation Day
One Heart for Hope Tutorial Center provides a fun learning environment for 25 at-risk with zero knowledge children from low-income families. These children will develop the academic skills, self-discipline and confidence to excel as they enter elementary education. With three (3) highly qualified teachers, the program also includes free snacks or lunch, backpacks, uniforms, hygiene packs and all the school supplies. Thanks to all our ambassadors who continue to manage this program each year!
January 29, 2015 - Visit to the Aeta Dormitory (Aetahanan)
One Heart for Hope together with Angels of Hope visited the nearly completed Aetahanan dormitory. A joint project with the Archdiocese of San Fernando, Pampanga, its catholic schools and universities, private donors and individuals. With your generosity, the dorm will house 80 college aetas that will provide a decent, safer, and comfortable living conditions while attending college.
Event was graced by Hon. Yolanda M. Pineda, Mayor of Sta. Rita, Rev. Fr. Regnel C. Fuertez, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Fernando, Most. Rev. Paciano B. Aniceto, other members of the Barangay and Sister Puring. The scholars performed their songs and dances as well as surprise performances by Fr. Fuertez, Jennalyn Quiroz, Mikey Bustos, and many more.
February 6, 2015 - Pre-Graduation Celebration with OHFH's Scholars - Pasig, Metro Manila
A Joint Project with SGC of Sta. Lucia High School offered to students with exceptional academic achievement or at risk of dropping out due to extreme poverty. This pilot project was successfully initiated by the school which proved to be very effective program. The program included counseling, tutorial, monitoring, incentive awards, food program, effective parent-teacher conferences and home visits by teachers. 16 students will now be graduating this March through this Program.
May 27, 2015 - Kids Helping Kids - A Day of Giving Back from Club Taekwondo
Students from Club Taekwondo Team Spirit, Caloocan City visited One Heart for Hope Learning Center for a day of gift giving, feeding, demonstration of skills, entertainment and games for the pre-school students. Thank you to the members of Team Spirit, their parents and teachers who shared their blessings to these children. Thanks to the hardworking and dedicated OHFH ambassadors, teachers and volunteers who organized this event. OHFH’s learning center program is offered to zero knowledge children to the poorest families in the community of Ugong. The program offers these children academic skills, self-discipline and builds their confidence as they enter into elementary public school.
June 1, 2015 - Recognition Day at OHFH Learning Center - Batuan, Bohol
On behalf of the boys and girls (and their parents) at One Heart for Hope Learning Center, thank you ICM, our donors and volunteers for bringing education to these children and giving them an academic jumpstart to a lifetime of learning!
May 9, 2015 - A Joint Humanitarian Project (Medical/Dental/Optical Mission) with Ex Allievi composed of former Salesian of Don Bosco Seminarians
A Joint Humanitarian Project (Medical/Dental/Optical Mission) with Ex Allievi composed of former Salesian of Don Bosco Seminarians was held in Calauan, Laguna on May 9th for the relocatees at the Calauan Relocation Center. 200 beneficiaries for medical; 69 dental; 74 optical; 74 cataract screening; 65 circumcision; 60 therapy massage; 65 haircut; 500 for feeding; 480 slippers and 500 books distributed. Thanks to Raul Sarceda, and Abelardo Oca for giving us the opportunity to help the Caluan relocatees.
July 8, 2015 - Bags of Hope Giving - Masbate
Education is a journey, these students need a sturdy backpack to face that journey. Proudly made in the Philippines, these bags repel water and are made to last. More than two hundred students of Nagarao Elementary School in Placer, Masbate received their backpacks. One Heart For Hope will continue to reach out and support education for the disadvantaged children of the Philippines, giving hope, one heart at a time.
June 4, 2015 - Barotos (Fishing Boats) for Samboan Families
Tropical storm Queenie (Sinlaku) unleashed its fury November of last year and displaced almost 13,000 people in Samboan, South of Cebu. In line with OHFH's livelihood effort to assist poor fishermen affected by the storm, One Heart For Hope donated fishing boats to deserving fisherfolk families. Thanks to PACP 2014 and private donors for their gift of hope to these families.
June 22, 2015 - Graduation Day for One Heart for Hope Learning Center
29 children graduated pre-school because of your generosity in providing them with the solid academic foundation. These children can now attend primary school with elementary scholarship program through our giving partner, ICM. One Heart for Hope Learning Center is located in Poblacion Norte, Batuan, Bohol where the primary source of livelihood comes from farming and manual laboring. The incomes of the families in the kindergarten are extremely low; with most making only enough money to pay for the food they consume each day (a level of poverty called “subsistence”).
Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
August 18, 2015 - Lighting Up - Sto. Domingo and Tiwi, Albay
One Heart For Hope continues to spread goodwill by doing one of its most worthy project, giving the gift of solar lights to those who cannot afford electricity. More Bicolanos from Sto. Domingo and Tiwi, Albay will now have clean, safe, and no cost lighting for their homes. Thank you to Virginia Lam and Family, Rosie Murphy, Nini Granda, Roland Basil, Teresa Tantoco, Carmelita Alcantara, Vilma de Guzman for their gift of light to these families.
August 15, 2015 - Sto. Domingo Opens its First Public Library and Resource Center
A collaborative efforts with HSB '75 of Sto. Domingo and One Heart For Hope since Sept. 2013. Mayor of Sto. Domingo, Herbie Aguas, helped realize this dream project by setting up a location accessible for all the residents of Sto. Domingo to use. It will also be the first public library of the town. In its inauguration, the whole town were pleased to have such a place where learning is a prime concern. More books will be arriving in the near future.
December 7, 2015 - Lighting Up Itbayat, Batanes
Batanes, the northernmost point in the Philippines, is the smallest in terms of both area and population. It is nearer to Taiwan than in Manila. Batanes has its own climate which cannot be predicted with any weather site or app. Wind conditions and sea current would change in a few hours. Delays and cancellation of flights and boat trips are a common thing. Batanes is also frequented by typhoons. One can't help but be awed with the sturdy and strong Ivatan houses built to weather the strong elements. Very few people who visit Batanes dare to vendure the small island of Itbayat, north of Basco, the last inhabited island north of the Philippines. Noel Galang of One Heart For Hope visited this beautiful place of fascinating people and culture to spread goodwill and distributed solar lanterns and school supplies to these people. Many thanks to JM Mariano, Edwin Gonzales, Long Doplito, Noli Gabilo, and Kurt G. Ibañes.
October 2, 2015 - A Gift of Livelihood: Fruit Bearing Trees and Seeds for B'laan Tribes
One Heart For Hope, together with Dr. Roel Cagape (The 2009 Outstanding Filipino Physician, Mother Teresa of Calcutta Awardee, and Natatanging Bayaning Pilipino Award 2012) worked together to provide the marginalized B'laan tribe of Malapatan, Sarangani Province a livelihood that will reverberate for many years to come. Donations of hundreds of fruit bearing trees such as marang, durian, mangoosteen, and rambutan will boost income to the tribe in few years and provide forest cover to the denuded ancestral mountains. This will enable the tribe to be self sufficient and reap the rewards of planting these fruit bearing trees. Thank you Friends of One Heart for Hope, Dr. Roel Cagape for suggesting this worthy project and for assisting the transfer of the seedlings to the tribe. Big gratitude to John Roland Pagsuguiron for his effort and help in transferring the seedlings and seeds.
October 5, 2015 - Fishing Boats (Barotos) for San Isidro, Leyte
One Heart For Hope extends its gift of livelihood to the poor fishermen in Leyte. Ten barotos were distributed in the coastal town of Brgy. Paril in San Isidro, Leyte. Beneficiaries were those ultrapoor (extreme poverty) fisherfolks families struggling to survive each day. Thank you for changing the lives of these fisherfolk families, giving them resources to equip change and hope for better lives.
December 25, 2015 - Christmas Giving for T'Boli Tribes
One Heart For Hope, in its mission to reach out to the most needy regardless of distance, succeeded in reaching the T'boli tribe in the mountainous Baranggay Tasiman to bring Christmas goodwill to the people. The mission "Pamaskong Handog Ng One Heart For Hope Pasa Sa Mga Katutubo Ng Mindanao 2015" is now on its second year of giving. Road is almost impassable. The community has no electricity and has no decent source of water. Most of the children are malnourished and most adults have goiter disease because of iodine deficiency. Huge thanks to the following people for their contribution to this mission: William and Mayette Sy of Monte Cielo Resort and their friends, Fritz Luz from Illinois, Estrel Jagonia and friends, Jewelry Express Davao, Rhancis Nadado, Ryan Carbero, Edgardo Galang, Angie Mijares, Olivia Galang and Royce Galang.
December 23, 2015 - More Fishing Boats (Barotos) for Fisherfolks in Carnaza Island - A Christmas Giving
One Heart for Hope went to the distant island of Carnaza to bring Christmas blessing to the fisherfolk families. Our merriest gratitude to “Friends of One Heart for Hope” and Ms. Melody Magsasay for giving these family, HOPE!