2BU Soup Kitchen

Pam Pastor from 2BU is asking for help in a soup kitchen project for the kids of Payatas on the 16th of December.

I really don’t need to elaborate how we should keep the less fortunate brothers and sisters in mind this Christmas, or reiterate how lucky we are compared to these people in spite of all our problems.

What I want to stress is that when we give, we give because we are sincere, not because everyone else is hopping on the bandwagon as if it is some fad to be involved with charitable acts.

My objective was to post this before payday because I know a lot of you are short on cash now since its the final stretch of the pay week. The Christmas shopping doesn’t help too. Here’s to brightening the Christmas of several kids!

Anyway, here’s an excerpt from Pam’s email:

Here are the NGO’s bank account details, just in case you want to make your deposits directly:

For peso donations:

Prudential Bank
Retiro Branch, N.S. Amoranto St., Quezon City
Savings Account No. 01043-010963-0
For the account of: Lighthouse Center for Children Foundation, Inc.

For U.S. dollar donations:

Prudential Bank
Retiro Branch, N.S. Amoranto St., Quezon City
US Dollars S/A # 05043-001046-7
For the account of: Lighthouse Center for Children Foundation, Inc.

Donations in kind are welcome as well. Rice, mongo, seasonings, vegetables – I will be collecting them until Thursday so we can have enough time to prepare them before we go to the soup kitchens on Friday.

If you wish to go with us, please e-mail me at pajammy at gmail dot com or ppastor at inquirer dot com dot ph.

Her original message can be located here.

I’m trying to organize something now with the HIP staff. Though I believe in more sustainable efforts to help communities, these soup kitchens are a good way to open people’s eyes to the reality that 90% of the country’s population is below the hamburger index.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

5 replies on “2BU Soup Kitchen”

hey pammy. it was nice seeing you in the HIP-PDI meet a while ago. congrats on that BENCH donation! ๐Ÿ™‚

thanks for this info jayvee. i know a photographer from new york who has been asking me about programs for poor filipino children. is this just for the holidays? do you know who he can contact for further projects? thanks

mia, meet pam (up there in the comments!). the soup kitchen, from what i know, is an ongoing project thats supposed to be sustainable for several days (?), weeks(?), months(?).

what kind of programs is he interested in exactly? there are so many that involve kids. maybe he can help out with the ones that are starting out, like pam’s kitchen up there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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