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    The Bigger the Bowl, The Bigger our Smile :)

    When you support our Feeding Programs, you don’t just give them a decent meal. You become an instrument in preventing another child death due to hunger and extreme malnutrition. Let us make sure that when these kids wake up tomorrow, they have a healthy meal to look forward to. Be part of our mission by […]

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    Deeply Grateful…

    Your Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, We are deeply grateful for the Thanksgiving mass yesterday that coincided with the Feast of the Epiphany. Your humble presence among us and among the poorest families at the Manila slums of Helping Land gave us solace and strength in our heart and spirit. Thank you also for […]

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    A Special Thanksgiving Mass with Cardinal Tagle

    His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle held a special Thanksgiving Mass for Project PEARLS and its community at Helping Land, Manila. We are very blessed and grateful to start the new year with his words and guidance. We have a lot to be thankful for and still a lot to pray for. Thank you to […]

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    Sending our warmest greeting to all our partners, sponsors, and volunteers!

    Thank you for being part of our mission this Christmas season! Because of your generosity and support, we were able to distribute Christmas gifts to more than 3,500 children in various underprivileged communities in the Philippines. More than 1,300 families have also received Noche Buena packs to ensure that they will have a memorable Christmas […]

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    Bringing PEARLS to Guimaras, Iloilo

    Our PEARLS Team arrived in Guimaras, Iloilo on December 16 to visit an Aeta community and 3 Elementary Schools to meet all the children in these communities and distribute LEGOS and other early Christmas gifts. At Guimaras, we had a courtesy call with Guimaras Governor Samuel Gumarin. Thank you Gov for providing our PEARLS Team with […]

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We are now accepting sponsors for 2016-2017 Scholarship Program!
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This 2016-2017 school year, we are aiming to send hundreds of children from the slums of Helping Land in Tondo, Manila.  Helping Land is home to thousands of families whose main source of livelihood is scavenging from garbage. Because they live way below poverty line, most children here do not go to school and we want to change that by giving scholarships to children who dream to get out of poverty.  AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Click here to learn how to send a child to school. 

Volunteers and Donations Needed for Daily Soup Kitchen!

JadeIn 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!

We are in need of rice, canned goods, noodles, peanut butter, oatmeal, milk, juice, eggs, fruit and vegetables.

Please help us sustain this life-saving feeding program. To donate or to sponsor, please click here.

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.

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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.

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Thank you all for making 2015 a wonderful PEARLS year!  May this New Year bless us all with good health and stronger faith! 

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The Bigger the Bowl, The Bigger our Smile :)

When you support our Feeding Programs, you don’t just give them a decent meal. You become an instrument in preventing another child death due to hunger and extreme malnutrition. Let us make sure that when these kids wake up tomorrow, they have a healthy meal to look forward to. Be part of our mission by […]

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Deeply Grateful…

Your Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, We are deeply grateful for the Thanksgiving mass yesterday that coincided with the Feast of the Epiphany. Your humble presence among us and among the poorest families at the Manila slums of Helping Land gave us solace and strength in our heart and spirit. Thank you also for […]

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A Special Thanksgiving Mass with Cardinal Tagle

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle held a special Thanksgiving Mass for Project PEARLS and its community at Helping Land, Manila. We are very blessed and grateful to start the new year with his words and guidance. We have a lot to be thankful for and still a lot to pray for. Thank you to […]