What is the Impact of Child Sponsorship?

You are sipping that morning cup of joe while scrolling through your newsfeed in a cozy cafe. The media is reminding you of the flaws of the world and you feel helpless. Is there anything that you can do to make a positive impact without the commitment of going overseas? News flash, there is! A Cause That Always Needs More…

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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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Impactful Generosity: A Sponsor Testimonial

Making the decision to sponsor a child is making the decision to build a future for a child you have never met. It is a selfless act, and one that not only changes the lives of each child, but also their family, and consequently, the sponsors themselves. Child sponsorship programs are common across the developing world, but what makes them…

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Recognizing our Sponsored Children

As our VFV Sponsored Children begin enjoying their summer days, we reflect on their recognition ceremonies and all their hard work this year! To help support our contributions to education in the Philippines, please consider becoming a sponsor: To learn more about Elementary and High School Sponsorship, click here. To find out how to support a College Scholar, click here.

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World Health Day 2015

April 7th, 2015 is World Health Day! Today, we salute our partner Volunteer for the Visayans for all their efforts to promote health initiatives in the Philippines! From Nutrition Projects to Annual Medical Check ups to Water Filtration System Distributions and Health Education tutorials, VFV does everything they can to educate local communities, both young and old. But most of…

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Architecture for Humanity: Reconizing Architects Dedicated to Philanthropy

After Typhoon Haiyan ravaged through the Philippines, the GoAbroad Foundation was faced with a partner in desperate need of international aid. The tasks laid out in front of us seemed insurmountable, with multiple community centers, hundreds of homes, and thousands of lives to rebuild. Then came Architecture for Humanity (AFH). Connected to us through an old student of our Founder, Elisa…

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Supporting Nonprofits Through Music

One of our New Years Resolution’s for 2015 is to bring to light nonprofit organizations that are doing extraordinary things around the world. By showcasing an especially unique organization each month, we hope to further their reach and support their mission for changing the world. For the month of January, we have select Sing Me A Story, whose “mission is…

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