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Belle is a mother of 2 beautiful teenagers aged 19 and 18 years old. She is originally from Bato, Catanduanes. She loves fiddling around with computer on her free time.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

School Supply Drive Is On.



My daughter A and I went walking today along the lake and our conversation brought the idea of blogging this next entry. I asked her if she was going to spearhead the school supply drive for the poor Filipino children in the province this year and without hesitation, she said, "Yes!" That is just what I wanted to hear. This marks the fourth year of the drive. You probably all aware that Catanduanes, my province, bore the brunt of the super typhoon Reming, leaving many people homeless. This year's supply drive would really mean a whole lot to these poor children.

This idea was conceived when my daughter S visited the Philippines during her junior year in high school. She saw how poor the children were so when she got back in the USA, she knew she had to do something. She wasted no time and spearheaded a school supply drive along with the Key Club members both in school and in the community.

One third of our 3-car garage, my husband's jewelry room, was filled with school supplies which include backpacks, pencils, children books, rulers, binders, pencil case, erasers, scissors, pad paper, bond paper, etc.

I usually allocated the whole Sunday, my day off, for packing 4 to 5 extra large boxes with the help of my daughters and husband, including our pet, Mango. That is Mango with daughter S in the first picture entertaining us with his antics in between packing.

It took about one and a half month for these boxes to arrive in the province. My job was to make sure that they were distributed to the rightful recipients.

13 comments:

KK said...

That's great Ate Belle! You raised such good kids. The kids in your province are very lucky you and your family are thinking about them.

Elyani-Jakarta said...

Girls, you rock!!! ...this is an amazing thing your doing. We need more people in the world like you! Keep up the good work!!! :)

vernaloo said...

God will bless you and your beautiful daughters Belle...much much more than the things you shared to the poor and the homeless.

You guys are so inspiring :)

Wil said...

wow, that's awesome. gosh, when i was a junior in high school, i was just trying to survive high school. :-D but good for your daughter. Ang galing. :-)

kathy said...

You have a heart of gold indeed! It is very admirable of you to share your blessings with the needy ones. I find it rather inspiring that you are exposing your daughters to the situation in the Philippines. God bless all of you!

Cai said...

Wow! Now that is taking action! You and your girls are such good people.

Belle TH said...

kk, elayani, verns, wil, kathy, and cai, thank you! am hoping the person who pioneered the idea will say something to this effect. Come on, tepsiepsie, say something.

of course, the support of the key club members, the payson high school, and our community is crucial to the success of this endeavor. we are so lucky to have stumbled on this generous and loving community, called Payson. thank you Payson!

mousey said...

kudos to you & to your family! for your great help to our kababayans.

Heart of Rachel said...

I admire you for doing such a noble project to help the poor children in the province. Such an amazing act of charity and kindess. Good luck in this worthwhile drive. Keep it up!

Belle TH said...

mousey and rachel, thanks! i dont want them to go through what i had been through.

sexy mom said...

oh, belle, i remember having sent a comment a few days ago, and it's not there. anyway, the boys and girls who will receive the goodies must be very happy.

dexiejane said...

that is awesome. you have taught your daughter well. i hope more teenagers are like her.

K said...

Mas malaki ang babalik sayo nyan. How admirable you are for doing these.