A few weeks ago Dr. Joaquín P. Blasco contacted Philippine Generations asking for help to advertise Filipino Children’s Fund UK*. Their Trustees are Dr. Joaquín P. Blasco, DC, and Josefina Petingco, BSN.
Their objectives are:• To make sure that every less fortunate child in 14 villages of Laguna, Cavite, Batangas and Quezon has all he/she needs to attend school and to benefit from his/her attendance. These children need clothing, uniforms, footwear, school materials, books, etc. so that, despite their difficult beginnings in life, they can develop their own abilities.
• To create a school library for each village, to further their interest in learning.
• To further extend our assistance to other childrenof the Luzon Island and to other islands of the Philippines.
We also need funds to assist the families of these children with their daily living, by acquiring and distributing basic food products to them such as rice. We intend to purchase with the funds provided by our donors; we feel that it is best to provide them with the things they need, rather than giving them the cash to acquire them.
In order to help achieve their objectives Dr Blasco is kindly asking anyone to assist them to provide for these less fortunate children and their families. With the invaluable help from Wheelchairs for Kids, a project of the Rotary Club in Perth (Australia), the Filipino Children’s Fund (UK) has already been able to obtain and deliver a wheel-chair for Adrian Makatangay, a 9 year old orphan from Pagbilao, Quezon, born without legs and with only one able arm. Until now, Adrian has been going to school on his skate-board.
With the generous help of the transport company, Jireh International Cargo, Removals & Publication, we have already sent to the villages a total of 25 boxes with clothing, glases, shoes, toys, etc. Our first consignment was distributed in Batangas on the 1st January 2008.
We have also been asked to help with the case of a 5 month baby girl, Alison C. Cabudac, born on 9th August 2007. She lives with her young parents in San Juan, Batangas. The baby suffers from hydrocephalus and needs an urgent operation to be able to survive and grow up healthy. With the help of your contacts in the Philippines, we are trying to obtain sufficient funds to cover the operation, transport and any other costs to the parents, who have nothing.
If you would like to help please donate to us a small part of what is surplus to you. It will contribute a great deal to improve the lives of children without much of a future.
We need:• Used children clothing (not woollen, please. The Philippines is a very hot country!)
• Children shoes, trainers, sandals, etc. Toys in good condition• Unwanted school materials, exercise-books, books, working computers, etc.
• Any monetary help you are able to provide
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
* Filipino Children’s Fund UK is awaiting its charity number.
Filipino Children’s Fund (UK)
118/120 FRINTON ROAD HOLLAND ON SEA,
ESSEX, CO15 5UR
TEL/FAX – 01255 813051-
Email – Kimblasco@aol.com