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 in its 4th 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:


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

4th Cassie’s Bag of Dreams Challenge 2017 was made possible thru the generosity of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown, Rotary Club of Novato, and Ralph & Gia Suarez!


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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 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 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 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 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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