Paskong VIDES 2017 @ Mabalacat, Pampanga

December 2, 2017 made history for VIDES Philippines as the most number of volunteers joined the annual Christmas celebration with the aetas and other underprivileged children.  total of 137 volunteers traveled to Sitio Monicayo, Mabalacat, Pampanga for the conduct of simultaneous activities such as provision of basic medical services, children's rights education, fun games, grooming services, and distribution of gifts.   

Once again, we wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the donors who supported this noteworthy undertaking. We also wish to thank Sr. Irene Mangabat FMA and the Mary Help of Christians Mabalacat community, for welcoming us and for filling our stomachs our delicious food.  Much gratitude of course goes to Sr Mabel Pilar FMA and Sr Jojo Carrasco FMA for always supporting our endeavors.  

The early Christmas celebration with the aeta community in Pampanga started in 2008.  In keeping with the organization's motto of being one for others, the volunteers decided to forego the usual yuletide celebration and deemed it more important to go the peripheries to share the joys of the blessed season.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Share your thoughts