Back to Back Celebration
Batia, Bulacan and Helping Land, Tondo, Manila
August 18 and 19, 2018
Eight years of giving PEARLS.
Eight years of success stories.
Eight years of hopeful stories.
Eight years of laughter, smiles and happy tears.
Eight years of giving help to those in need.
Eight years of providing food to feed
Eight years and we are still counting
Eight years or more, we’ll never stop poverty breaking.
These two-day celebrations of our PEARLS 8th Anniversary would not be possible without the help and support of numerous kindhearted people.
We deeply thank all our sponsors, partners and donors for being one with our mission and that is, ‘breaking the cycle of poverty’.
We are also thankful to all our staffs and volunteers since Day 1 Project Pearls was established and up to present.
We also give thanks to our Founder, Melissa Villa for spearheading and leading the mission all throughout these years.
To all our hopeful youths, children and scholars, thank you for being our inspiration to go on.
Project PEARLS is not just a non-profit organization; it is a family.
And for this remarkable weekend, we came home to celebrate as a family.
Batia, Bulacan and Helping Land, Tondo in Manila are our main adopted community and we will always be grateful to happily spend a day with the families we are helping.
The Day 1. August 18, 2018. Saturday. Batia, Bulacan.
Our celebration in Batia, Bulacan started with a prayer along with a doxology of our Kinder Scholars! Such cuties!
Singing the National Anthem was then followed and a Welcome Speech by one of our volunteers and board members, Ate Lut Vallefas.
Thank you Ate Lut for the heartwarming speech and for being around Project Pearls through the years.
The next few parts were dance presentations by our Scholars, LitClub Members and LitMoms.
Thank you so much to all our performers for being the highlights of our celebration. We were glad and blessed that we have a very active, talented and cooperative community!
For our feeding part, thank you Bacolod Chicken Inasal for the barbeque and to ate Ludy, one of our community volunteers for cooking a very yummy pancit for all!
We also had some distributions of clothes, Koko Crunch chocolate cereal bar, apples and more for the families before they went home. Thank you so much to all our donors!
Thank you as well to all our volunteers for this day for letting the whole program be smooth flowed!
The Day 2. August 19, 2018. Sunday. Helping Land, Tondo, Manila.
For our celebration in Helping Land, Tondo the following day, we would like to thank all the volunteers, families and kids who joined with us.
It was a day of laughter, smiles and gratefulness.
Before the program proper started, we had the feeding of children and elderly first.
Thank you for the warmest and kindest assistance of our dear volunteers that we were able to have a smooth-flowed feeding activity!
Just like in Batia, we had some performances from our community volunteers, scholars and LitClub members.
Thank you everyone for the entertainment!
And thank you to all our volunteers!
We would also like to thank the following sponsors:
- Sherril Salangsang, Olivia McBride and friends for all the clothes distributed to the families in Batia, Bulacan.
- January Kanindo for the cupcakes distributed in Helping Land, Tondo.
- Bacolod Chicken Inasal for the food both in Bulacan and Tondo.
- Anonymous Donors for the Koko Krunch bars.
- Elizabeth Llamera for the Hygiene Kits.
- RFM Corporation for the packs of spaghetti distributed both in Bulacan and Tondo.
Thank you so much to all our generous donors!
This anniversary is not only for the organization itself but for everyone – most specially for the children and families in need.
Happy 8th anniversary to everyone behind Project Pearls!
And we aim to count more years of giving and sharing.
We believe that more success stories will be shared in the coming years.
We dream that no child will ever go hungry again and everyone who’s deserving can go to school.
This kind of dream is obviously impossible but here we are, trying and doing our best in breaking the most impossible dream. The closest thing in aiming this most impossible goal is by doing something, even one tiny little steps at a time.
“Nothing is impossible. Even the word itself says, “I’m Possible!”
Photos by: Sidney Snoeck and Rita Dela Cruz (Thank you!)