"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity and responsibility to give something back by becoming more."
Sure enough, its the "BER" months again... and I'm soon adding another year into my personal calendar :-) . Same time last year, I was blessed to have the opportunity to share my blessings to less fortunate people. Me and my friend Kathleen held our very first joint Birthday Project for the benefit of Grace To Be Born Foundation (please click link for my previous blog and you may read Kathleen's Grace to Be Born Blog entry as well.. it's more informative ahaha). That year, it was made possible together with our family and friends whose generosity showered both of us with love and overwhelming support.
As we our about to turn "ehem" this year, we wish to hold another Birthday Project for the year 2012. Our beneficiary would be the street children of Don Bosco School (DBS) where Kathleen finished her primary and secondary education, hence this year, our birthday project is more personal and close to our hearts. <3
The foundation is run by FMA Sisters and they hold their weekly oratory every Sunday. After the early morning (7am) mass, the street children are welcomed inside the campus and weekly cathechism is held and occasionally, feeding programs are done. Both Kathleen and me are at the early stages of planning and coordinating the entire activity together with DBS. We plan to hold this humble activity on October 20th which is roughly halfway between our birthdates since Kathleen is turning "ehem" this upcoming September ^_^.
Basically, we plan to celebrate a modified birthday party with the kids. The entire activity would be sort of a fusion of a "mini recollection" that we usually do during our UST Center for Campus Ministry days pumped up with a "mini birthday party" with the kids. A few more brainstorming and planning regarding the details and specifics are needed so we can hold the activity as planned.
As of the moment, we implore and request our reader's generosity to support our Birthday Project 2012. We accept donations and support in any forms like cash, personal support and even items for loot bags... Please see DONATION and SUPPORT for details on how you can support our project.
And to everyone, we are very grateful for the love and support. <3 <3 <3
*** Please be advised that updates regarding the activity and project will be uploaded through this blog entry. ^_^ ***
Check out Kathleen's Birthday Project 2012 for further information.
To know more about the Salesian Sisters and FMA, check this link: FMA Philippines
To know more about Don Bosco School, check this link: Don Bosco School Manila