A Window into Our 2015 Holiday Celebrations

Volunteers and local children in the Philippines

The past few weeks have been very busy in our neck of the woods, amidst many palm trees and rice fields. Thanks to all of you, we have enjoyed numerous holiday celebrations with the communities that benefit from our programs. From a Christmas Party especially for all of VFV’s Sponsored Children to Cangumbang’s Community Christmas Party to a Community Grocery…

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Celebrating the Second Anniversary of the Cangumbang Center

Cangumbang Community Center, Palo, Philippines

August 23rd, 2015 marked the two year anniversary of the original blessing of the Cangumbang Community and Evacuation Center, made possible by our partner Volunteer for the Visayans and the fundraising efforts of our Director, Elsa Tomasma. Over the past two years, the center has seen both immense growth and unbelieveable devastation. However, the Cangumbang Center continues to literally stand…

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May Donor Spotlight – Children Helping Children

After Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, a school teacher in Barcelona, Spain, Mark Paterson, felt drawn to help support relief efforts by initiating a school wide fundraiser at St. Paul’s School. He knew the fundraiser would not only help survivors, of what has been called the worst storm in history, but also help educate his own students about the aftermath,…

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GapLabs Gives Back

On May 25th the GoAbroad team in the Philippines, collectively known as GapLabs, joined together to provide an incredible day of fun for the children from the community near our office. From storytelling, to games, to spaghetti, and of course, school supplies, the kids (and staff) had an amazing day full of fun and laughs. Special thanks to the GapLabs…

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