Back to School Campaign 2013
As a new school year is about to start, more than 400 children from Virlanie are already looking forward to go back to school. In the previous years, the children usually used the same pair of shoes from the past years even when they're not in good condition anymore. Thus, the Back to School Campaign was launched to help fulfil their wish of having a new pair of school shoes or rubber shoes.
Help complete our children's school uniforms and PE uniforms this coming school year!
Please support Virlanie's Back to School Campaign as we aim to gather at least 100 pairs of school shoes and 150 pairs of sneakers!
Thank you to everyone who already supported the Back to School Campaign! Through your generous donations, almost 150 children and young adults in the Virlanie Homes have received at least one pair of shoes.
But, much more needs to be done. We are still gathering donations to provide shoes for the children in our outreach programs such as the Open Day Center, the Mobile Unit and the Family Program. You can still help!
We accept donations:
1. In cash (Approx Php 700/pair):
Through Bank Transfer to Virlanie's account
Name : Virlanie Foundation, Inc.
Bank Name : Banco de Oro Vito Cruz Branch
US Dollar Account No. : 104580108577
Peso Account No. : 004580002426
Euro Account No. : 304580112833
* Please send the scanned deposit slip to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through online donation: http://www.virlanie.org/how-to-give/donate-online/
Ushare: Please select the Back to School Campaign in the drop-down menu (http://ushare.unionbankph.com/virlanie).
Paypal: Please send a copy of the confirmation slip to email@example.com to credit your donation to the Back to School Campaign
* You can drop your donations off at the Virlanie Head Office at:
4055 Yague St., Brgy Singkamas, Makati City (near Pasong Tamo, PRC)
* Facilitate the pick-up of donations with Virlanie staff
* You can also take the children out for shoe shopping
Please contact Janelle Rabe at +632 895-3460 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Rice up!” 2013 for street children
"Rice Up!" is a campaign aimed at providing rice - the Filipino staple food - to street children.
Virlanie Foundation invites the public to donate 50 sacks of rice per month so that it can provide 400 disadvantaged children with 3 meals every day. Through its Mobile Unit and the Open Day Center, Virlanie provides meals to an average of 140 children every day. Apart from this, Virlanie Homes shelters more than 450 children in one year.
The campaign runs from December 2012 to Octobre 2013.
For the right to food, “Rice up!”
The right to food is a basic human right as declared by the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 (Art. 25). However, this right is not fully vested to all Filipinos. According to a recent report made by UNICEF, one in 3 children under 5 years old suffers from severe malnutrition in the Philippines. Malnutrition is the cause of half of the deaths among children in the Philippines.
Virlanie Foundation, which looks after disadvantaged children, ensures that beneficiaries are provided with three balanced meals a day. Furthermore, Virlanie reaches out to disadvantaged children in poor communities in Divisoria through its Mobile Unit and through its Open Day Center in Quiapo. In 2010 alone, the Mobile Unit was able to provide 8,800 meals to street children in Divisoria.
Why rice is so important to children
Rice contains over 15 vitamins and minerals, and unlike other high carbohydrate foods, rice contains high quality proteins. Rice also contains all 8 of the essential amino acids, which helps in building and maintaining muscle tissue, antibodies and hormones. Above all, rice is a crucial component to Filipino food culture, just as a family atmosphere is important to a happy child.
How to “Rice Up!”
We accept donations in cash and in kind wherein we estimate that each sack containing 50 kilos would amount to Php 1800. You can send your donations through the following methods:
1. Bank Transfer to Virlanie's account
Name: Virlanie Foundation, Inc.
Bank Name: Banco de Oro Vito Cruz Branch
US Dollar Account No.: 104580108577
Peso Account No.: 004580002426
Euro Account No.: 304580112833
• Please inform Janelle (+632 895-3460 or +639175985485) as soon as you make the bank transfer or send her a scanned deposit slip so we can record your donation accordingly.
2. Through online donation
3. For in-kind donations:
You can drop them off at the Virlanie Head Office at 4055 Yague St., Brgy Singkamas, Makati City (near Pasong Tamo, PRC) or facilitate the pick-up of donations with Virlanie staff.
If you need more information, you may contact Janelle Rabe through email (email@example.com) or landline +632 895 3460.
Virlanie Foundation is grateful for friends and donors who support and help us give back the smile to street children.
Invite the Virlanie Children's Choir
One of the joys of the season is hearing children’s voices raised in song. Come invite the Virlanie Children’s Choir! Their fresh and exciting voices have thrilled audiences for more than eight years. They have sung on many events throughout the years for charity organizations and top companies, royalty and UN organizations, and most of all, for friends who have supported the Foundation.
You can watch them here:
We hope you keep the Choir in mind if you have events where they can have an opportunity to perform. We would greatly appreciate your help in showcasing their talents and developing their potential.