Tuesday, January 15, 2013

PBO - WhiteCross Children's Home

It all started out with a simple wish. That turned out to be a huge success. Thank you to everyone who made this outreach program possible.




The Main Event

The first ever Pinoy Bloggers Outreach was held last January 8 at White Cross Children's Home.



We arrived at around 2pm. A total of 12 volunteers, 10 bloggers and 2 non-blogger friends. Mostly I met for the first time but it felt like we've known each other for a long time. We were not assigned roles or anything but I was surprised that when all the supplies arrived, we all acted as one and finished decorating the place and organizing stuff in no time. 





It was fun when the kids started coming out. I guess their ages range from 4 to 7. At first, there were a few boys and only one girl at the area. I approached the little girl and was so touched when she immediately hugged me. Her name was Joy. And she kept calling me "mama". I was overwhelmed and really I wanted to take her home with me.


Me and my little bundle of "Joy"

Christian (Senyor of Iskwater Stories) hosted the program that started with a short prayer from Arline (of Pinkline).  And it was followed by games like The Boat is Sinking, Bring Me and Trip to Jerusalem. It was a bit tough but totally fun to conduct games for kids as young as them because they have real short attention span and they get easily distracted. Plus they all want prizes. We had to come out with several winners just to end a game. 



And oh, let's not forget the dance number of the three clowns who brought smiles to the kids' faces for their not-so-synchronized moves, lol. But these talented trio also did the fake tattoos and twisted balloons for the kids.


And throughout the event, we also had the online presence and support of two important persons, Vice Presidents Gracie (of Gracie's Network) and Arvin (of Chateau de Archieviner).



Of course, the kids got tired and hungry so we then served food. It was heart melting to see my co-volunteers fed the kids like they were their own.



Before we ended the event, we had a group picture with the kids. Then we joined the kids as they go back to their rooms and had a quick tour around the orphanage. We saw younger kids and babies and they are all so adorable too.



 

The After Party

We went to Rob Galleria for an early dinner and a quick meeting for our next project.


Voting for the new president -- winner: Zaicy!

And since it seems like we can't get enough of each other, we also had coffee at Starbucks. And a round of drinks at Metrowalk.

Coffee Treat by Mar. Thanks!
Margarita from Senyor. Thanks!
 
See you on the next PBO, guys! Much Love. 





Please also help us in bringing smiles to more kids.. If you're on twitter, please follow @iHeartPBO. 

Or for Facebook users, click here and like the PBO fan page.

You may also follow the official blog site of PBO via GoogleFriendConnect, click here.




 

40 comments:

  1. Sana sa mga next outreach natin ay ganito ulit kasaya...

    We really found new family na rin noh? Ang saya...

    May hind ka na-mention about something something.

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    1. E kasi wala nga kaming something something.. kulit mo! :p

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  2. Congratulations for a job well done dear.
    Pagpalain kyo ng panginoon:)

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  3. Congratulations again sa success ng unang outreach ng PBO! :)))

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  4. hanggang sa susunod na outreach :)

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  5. congrats ulit sis sa success ng pbo! sana may kasunod pang project gawin ng bawat buwan! hahaha

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    1. Wow naman sis, maghihirap tayo nyan kung buwan buwan, hehe..

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  6. I really admire you guys for coming up with this. Lemme know when is the next outreach, hopefully I could join you next time :)

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    1. Yey! See you on the next PBO, I'll let you know pag okay na ang plans! :D

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  7. Congrats! PBO-at ng dahil sa isang wish at marami ang napasaya. Congrats din kay Gracie,I know it's one of her wish..Galing naman at organize lahat, at my clown pa.Great job guys :)

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  8. Awww.. sobra akong na touch dun sa batang si Joy. *sniff*

    Congrats to all the BPOers for this successful event.

    *applause*

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  9. She called you "MAMA" jo? That's heart melting. Sobrang nag longing na talaga yata ang mga bata sa family care. :( More i miss my baby Aila. Minsan iniisip ko if how is she doing now.

    It was nice and fun meeting you Jo.

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  10. Congrats sa success ng project nyo. Wish you more success sa mga next projects nyo. God bless you, Guys. :)

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  11. congrats at naging masaya ang mga bata :)

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  12. congrats sa successful na event, sana marami pang susunod. :)

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  13. until next project..haha yun na lang talaga nai-comment ko..napagusapan naman na ata naten lahat..see you on PBOuting sis :)

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  14. Kakatuwa naman, may kapangalan ako. Maybe gusto nya talaga magkaroon ng mama kaya ka nya tinatawag na mama. Hooe may umampon sa mga kuds na eto. To be in a real family. Nice work joanne and congrats to PBO:)

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  15. Sa twing nakikita ko ang kids, namimiss ko sila. :(

    Cant wait sa next event natin! :D

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  16. Great things start from small beginnings. A journey of a thousand miles begin with a small steps. Congratz sa lahat!

    God bless you all!

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  17. congratulations sa inyong lahat... super ganda ng ginawa ninyo.. God bless your heart more <3

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  18. kudos talaga to all of you...nainggit na naman ako bigla...ang dami nyo naka join...:) the happiness on the kids faces are really priceless....way to go for another outreach...:)


    xx!

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  19. congrats sa pbo!! congrats sa atin!! nice to meet you belle joan!!!!

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  20. may God bless you all :D it was a very sweet thing for all of you to do :D

    http://steph-g.blogspot.com

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  21. Wow, congrats mama! Kala ko tapos na ang PBO posts may humabol papala. :)

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  22. Wow finally i saw the pictures super like it :D Congratulations for all the hard work guys! Too bad di nakahabol ang contribution ko I make sure next time I'm counted. This is very inspiring more power to PBO.. Kudos to all the volunteers and/or the Officers.

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  23. See you sa next PBO project! And thank you Ms Sexytary!

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  24. English! Congrats to all PBOers. Nakita ko na naman ang poging pic ko :P

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  25. Wow this is so nice of you guys to take some time off and spend the day with the kids. The kids really had a great time. If it is cold in Manila, it is raining cats and dogs here and I so need a fabulous rain boots, lol !

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  26. Nakaka-touch naman yung ginawa niyo. May God bless you more! ^◡^

    Fashionmoto

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  27. nanosebleed ako yun lang ... joanne paki translate pls! lols

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  28. ;-) ang saya talaga ng event ng pbo. masaya na nakakatulong pa

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  29. what a great way to start the new year! the kids really looked happy an enjoyed the party. happy new year to Joanne! :)

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  30. wow ang saya naman! sobrang tagal na nung huli akong nakasali sa mga outreach program gaya nya. what a great way to start the year! :)

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  31. congrats sa outreach niyo. :)

    napansin ko, kulang ng isang g yung tarpaulin. :)

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