Solicitation Campaign

Dear fellow child advocates!

Thanks to your support, we were able to contribute a significant amount for the relief and rehabilitation of the victims (familes near Laguna Lake) of typhoon Ondoy. The amount was raised during the International Day at MODUL International Tourism School last 27 March 2010. This was made possible through the cooperation of Community Response for Enlightenment, Service and Transformation, Inc, (CREST), Pinoy in Austrian Society For Integrity, Reforms and Social Transformation (PINAS FIRST) and the said School.

Today, two communities in the Philippines are confronted with immediate relief and rehabilitation problems, to wit:

Muntinpula City. More than 960 families living near the railways were forcedly evicted by Philippine government authorities on April 27, 2009 in Muntinlupa City. This is to give way for the modernization and rehabilitation of the Philippine National Railways. The government, unfortunately, was unable to provide a relocation site and rehabilitation program for them. The affected families were left homeless and are currently living in dire situations in makeshift tents near the railways.

It is in this light that the CREST and Barangay Center in Austria (BCA), a coalition of individuals and organizations in its formative stage, including PINAS FIRST, in cooperation with Bangon Maralita in Muntinlupa (BMM) and Samahan Ng Mamamayan sa Baseco (SMB) have come together in a marvelous initiative called a Smile in Every Step Project (Tsinelas, Lapis (TL) at iba pa.

Smile in Every Step Project (TL at iba pa) is the best way we have found to encourage children and their families continue their schooling despite the difficulties.

For them, a humble support will help in learning the important skills they need to make their way in the world.

We truly need your help! We hope to provide each child with at least one (1) pair of slippers and a package of school supplies. For the first phase of this project this coming June, we are targeting initially 100 children aged 7-12 years old from the two communities under BMM and SMB. We intend to raise this target every semester until we have extended the much needed support to all deserving children in the said communities.
Without the generous support from friends and supporters like you, we will not be able to purchase these items. A contribution of 5 Euro will enable our volunteers to bring these gifts to the communities. Please consider giving that amount or whatever you can share.

Please feel free to contact us should you wish your families to attend the distribution event or if you would like more information on our Sm ile in Every Step Project (TL at iba pa.)

Kontoinhaber(Account Name): PINAS FIRST
Bank: BAWAG P.S.K.
BLZ: 14000
Konto Nummer: 04 810 825 273
Verwendungszweck (Purpose) : Smile (Tsinelas)
Spende (Donation)

Community Response for Enlightenment,
Service &Transformation, Inc.
Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
Kalentong St., Mandaluyong City
Account #1060-04167-6
Swift Code: New York Swift BOFAUS3N
Fedwire Routing No. 026009593 Chips Routing No. 959

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