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Volunteers & Donations Needed for Our Daily Soup Kitchen
In less than two months since we started the Daily Soup Kitchen (Monday-Friday) at Helping Land and we have seen positive impacts already!
This is Jade, 4 years old, before and after. Healthier and less shy !
Jade is just one of the hundreds of children who now gets a healthy and hearty breakfast daily; hundreds are being saved from garbage food poisoning; hundreds go to school in a full stomach!
Please help us sustain this life-saving feeding program. To sponsor, please click here.
Help Us BOX A SMILE with LBC for our PEARLS Children!
The LBC Foundation, in cooperation with Project Pearls, aims to move love this Christmas through its project BOX A SMILE. The LBC Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of LBC Express. Together with Project PEARLS, a non-profit organization, whose vision of seeking to protect and provide the basic human rights of the poorest of the poor children in the Philippines, BOX A SMILE will be launched on October 1, 2015. Box A Smile is a project that aims to deliver a Happy Christmas to children in poverty in the Philippines. LBC Customers from North America who sends a box via sea or air from October 1 to November 30, 2015 may elect to participate in the program, where a portion of their transaction fees will be donated to Box A Smile. The funds raised will be used to give Christmas gifts to beneficiary children at a gifting event (Christmas party) organized by Project Pearls. LBC Foundation is targeting to collate 3,000 Christmas Gift Boxes. Come December 2015, the distribution of Christmas Gift Boxes to children aged 4-14yo in underprivileged areas of Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Brgy. Batia, Bocaue, Bulacan, Zambales will be held.With this, we encourage your participation in bringing smiles to children in need. Visit your nearest LBC branch or call 1800-338-5424 for more information on how you can help.
Project PEARLS focuses its outreach efforts in the slum communities in Tondo, Manila, particularly in Ulingan, Happy Land, Aroma and Helping Land. These communities sit on a dumpsite where children have no choice but to live with garbage, mosquitoes, flies, and vermin. Children and families in Ulingan also live on soot and around toxic smoke from the charcoal factories.
Young children work either at the charcoal factories and/or at the dumpsite as scavengers. The common meal is “pagpag”(leftover food from fast-food restaurants scavenged from garbage sites) “Pagpag” means to shake away the dirt and maggots in the food. Please check our various Outreach Programs and read how you can help.
CNN Philippines reports about the communities we serve in Tondo (April 24, 2015)
In 2013, over three hundred Ulingan families were relocated to Brgy. Batia at Bocaue, Bulacan by Philippine’s Department of Social Welfare and Development and National Housing Authority. To ensure the successful transition of these families, Project PEARLS is extending its outreach efforts to these families. To learn more about the Philippine government’s relocation program, click here.
Project PEARLS built a learning center at the relocation village in Bulacan where we hold nursery classes, after school programs, livelihood program, and other outreach events.