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Cassie’s Bag of Dreams

Cassie Eng is not only a dedicated Project PEARLS volunteer, she is also one of the youngest. Her “Bag of Dreams Challenge” is nearing its 5th year now!

Cassie’s Bag of Dreams Challenge is about helping kids escape poverty by getting an education. To contact Cassie, please send an email to: cassie@projectpearls.org

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Cassie’s Bag of Dreams Challenge Year 5

This year Cassie’s Bag of Dreams Challenge will be distributing backpacks with school supplies to remote coastal communities in the Philippines, particularly in Siargao and Camarines Norte. I  am excited to be partnering with PROJECT PEARLS, AKLATAN SA KOSTAL, and YELLOW BOAT OF HOPE, amazing organizations who are fellow Jollibee Family Values Award Winners, in bringing hope to hundreds of underprivileged students by giving them access to an education.

Education should be a basic right for all, not a privilege for a few, and yet many students continue to struggle to afford this right.  These kids overcome unimaginable hardships to go to school. They travel great distances, climb mountains, and swim across rivers everyday to get to the school or the closest learning center. My goal this year is to raise $14,000 to provide 700 students backpacks filled with school supplies. At some point, it is my goal to also help provide them with boats to make their journey to school safer and easier. The courage of the these students amazes and inspires me. Their determination to learn moves me and gives me hope. It will be an honor to present them with the gift of a backpack this year.  I hope you will join me. 

-Cassie ♥

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Checks should be made payable to Project Pearls, Inc. and mail to:

PROJECT PEARLS
c/o Cassie Eng
81 Parkgrove Dr,
South San Francisco, CA 94080

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In the past 4 years with the help of generous sponsors, over 1000 students from impoverished communities in Lucena, Bulacan, Manila, Zambales, Tondo and Guimaras have received gifts of hope in the form of high quality backpacks with school supplies.

Here are the past Cassie’s Bag of Dreams Challenge with Project PEARLS and her first challenge with Payatas Orione Foundation:
Cassie’s Bag of Dreams Challenge Year 4 – Pangarap Shelter Learning Center – August 16, 2017

Cassie also gave schoolbags w/ school supplies this year to the teenagers of Pangarap Shelter Learning Center. The Pangarap Foundation is a charity foundation based in the Philippines which aids street children by running shelters and livelihood programs for them. Its offices are located in Pasay City, Manila. The foundation accepts donations of cash and items that may be used by children. It also welcomes assistance in the form of skills development workshops for the children. The charity aims to provide homeless, abused, and runaway children with a positive environment that will aid them in becoming productive members of society, providing them with food, shelter, education, and livelihood skills.

We would like to thank the Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown, Rotary Club of Novato, and Ralph & Gia Suarez!

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Cassie’s Bag of Dreams Challenge Year 4 – PEARLS Learning Center Nursery Scholars – August 15, 2017

Cassie visited and gave schoolbags with school supplies to the 50 nursery students of Project PEARLS Learning Center in Bulacan! We would like to thank the the Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown, Rotary Club of Novato, and Ralph & Gia Suarez

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Cassie’s Bag of Dreams Challenge Year 4 – Helping Land, Tondo Scholars – August 9, 2017

We deeply thank Cassie, her family and friends, Josh Mahinay and #BeAGiver, Doc Anton Mari H. Lim of Yellow Boat of Hope for making 2017’s challenge in Helping Land, Tondo not only possible but for making it very special and memorable! Over 300 of our PEARLS scholars from Helping Land received backpacks filled with school supplies. We would like to thank the Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown, Rotary Club of Novato, and Ralph & Gia Suarez.

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Cassie’s Bag of Dreams Challenge Year 3 – Dasal Elementary School / Sibunag, Guimaras – August 9, 2016

We would like to thank the students, staff and parents at Dasal Elementary School at Sibunag, Guimaras for their thoughtfulness and hospitality! We came to give out backpacks and school supplies but we came home with tons of priceless Thank You cards and the sweetest smiles. Sending out our many thanks also to all the sponsors who contributed and made this year’s challenge possible!

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Cassie’s Bag of Dreams Challenge Year 2 – Project PEARLS Bulacan Scholars / Batia, Bocaue, Bulacan – August 8, 2015

We deeply thank Cassie, her family and friends, Josh Mahinay and #Bag943, Doc Anton Mari H. Lim of Yellow Boat of Hope and Jollibee Foundation for making 2015’s challenge not only possible but for making it very special and memorable! Over 300 of our PEARLS scholars received Bag943 backpacks filled with school supplies. All our scholars and volunteers had chickenjoy meals from Jollibee; cupcakes from Cassie’s family!

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Cassie’s Bag of Dreams Challenge Year 2 – Children of Lakas Tribe / Botolan, Zambales – August 12, 2015

Cassie also decided to include the community of Lakas Tribe in Botolan, Zambales and gave out another 300 backpacks  to the Aeta children of the tribe. It was a very blessed day for everyone most especially to the beneficiaries.

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Cassie’s Bag of Dreams Challenge Year 1 – 300 Tagalog & Badjao Children from Lucena / Brgy. Dalahican, Lucena City – July 11, 2014

Cassie’s first ever Bag of Dreams Challenge with 300 Tagalog and Badjao children from Lucena City in partnership with John K. Chua (Adphoto), Harvery Chua, Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation and Bag943 (Be A Giver).

Thank you so much to all the people who have been making Cassie’s challenge a reality and a blessing to all the beneficiaries. We are hoping for your full support once again on the next Cassie’s Bag of Dreams Challenge!

(Photos from: Sidney Snoeck, Payatas Orione Foundation, Mailou San Gabriel & Project PEARLS)

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