Category Archives: Giving Back

Holiday Photo Cards for APEC Schools

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From my Fred Ina Calalang -Ayala

I’m helping Marco raise funds to help underprivileged teens secure scholarships through the sales of these Holiday Photo Cards.

Pls see samples and let me know if interested :-)
Thank you!
Ina
HOLIDAY PHOTO CARDS
 
•5.5 inches X 7.5 inches
•Fold is on the long side
•Same card takes horizontal or vertical photos
•”Happy Holidays” text inside takes both horizontal & vertical orientation
•This is a flat card -affix your photo onto the front with glue or double-sided tape
•Back of card has fundraiser information 
PHP 350  / pack of 10 cards & 10 envelopes
 
Proceeds will fund scholarships for deserving teens to attend APEC Schools, a High School chain that offers affordable quality education geared towards helping its graduates achieve employability and career success
 

Classikids & Happy2Help

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 Thank you to all those who came to support Classikids and Happy2Help.

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How nice to see most especially the 3 young adults – Mandy, Arianna and Martina – who gave up their time to teach the kids ballet and art during their summer. See how they brought out the talents of the kids.  It’s also because they have good parents- Katty @kattyqua and Marivic ! Happy2Help are ofcourse always amazing !  Inspiring FIlipino youth to stay clean and stay in school requires literacy support, early exposure to the arts and counseling to see them through rough times. ?Happy2help and Classikids have addressed all three fronts with literacy classes (with daily feeding), workshops in ballet and classical art and peer counseling. #h2hgivingbackClassikids & Happy2Help (1) Classikids & Happy2Help (22) Classikids & Happy2Help (23) Classikids & Happy2Help (24) Classikids & Happy2Help (14)Classikids & Happy2Help (4) Classikids & Happy2Help (15) Classikids & Happy2Help (21)Classikids & Happy2Help (12)Classikids & Happy2Help (17)Classikids & Happy2Help (18)Classikids & Happy2Help (16)Classikids & Happy2Help (3)Classikids & Happy2Help (13) Classikids & Happy2Help (25) Classikids & Happy2Help (19)Classikids & Happy2Help (2) Classikids & Happy2Help (20)Classikids & Happy2Help (10) Classikids & Happy2Help (8) Classikids & Happy2Help (7) Classikids & Happy2Help (6)Classikids & Happy2Help (11)Classikids & Happy2Help (9) Classikids & Happy2Help (27)classikids happy2helphappy2help bags classikidshappy2help classikids

Style Cat

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 It’s finally here !! Style Cat  @shopstylecat by Famous millennial blogger Yuki Tansengco. @yukitansengco

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Each bag comes in a dust bag with cat’s ears made by the “nanays” of @plushandplay Last month we went together to visit the shop in GK Enchanted Farm @gkenchantedfarm and it’s so nice to see that she’s helping them out at the same time creating such a unique packaging for her beautiful bags

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 Style Cat (1)Style Cat “An eco-ethical line of locally made resort/wicker bags for equally adventurous curious cats. My first ever collection, Style Cat Resort: Take Me To Purradise is inspired and named after by MUST-SEE destinations: Aruba (southern Caribbean), Calaguas (in the Philippines), Santhiya (in Thailand), Port Douglas (in Australia) and Uluwatu (in Bali.) I love the idea of using locally sourced material (such as traffia, abaca, banukan) and seeing products made by our incredibly talented artisans. I wish everyone who sees the Style Cat bags already imagine their next adventure, their next travel goal – after all, its meow or never.”Style Cat (3) Style Cat (8) Style Cat (11) Style Cat (2) Style Cat (10) Style Cat (7) Style Cat (9) Style Cat (6) Style Cat (5) Style Cat (4) Style Cat (1)

Birthday Celebration at Caring Jesus Foundation

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Continuing Tita Dorothy’s 60th bday celebration this time with the kids of Caring Jesus Elementary School in Pandi Bulacan. She fed the kids KFC and gave them backpacks filled with food and other basic necessities. The school was founded by my Tito Eddie and cousin Dino Pineda They give free education to almost 70 children from Kinder to Grade 6 and after which the foundation funds the high school tuition of all the graduates Wow

#h2hcelebrations #h2hgivingback

Previous Entry:  Caring Jesus Educational Foundation Feb. 8, 2011

Caring Jesus Elementary School December 22, 2011

Happy Totes by Caring Jesus Foundation October 1, 2013
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Montblanc X Unicef

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Immerse in a luxurious universe and discover the true essence of a century old brand as Rustan’s unveils the new Montblanc store concept at Rustan’s Makati. The newly renovated layout boasts an elevated sense of elegance – embodying all which makes Montblanc truly iconic – with dynamic lines, handsome details and an ambiance of true luxury.

SSI President Anton Huang, Assistant officer of the Economic and Commercial Section at the Embassy of Germany in the Philippines Katharina Bandelow, Program Specialist for the United Nations Children’s Fund, Philippine Country Office Verity Rushton, Montblanc President for SEAMatthiew Dupont, Rustan’s Board of Director Maritess Tantoco Enriquez, Rustan’s Patriarch and Chairman Emeritus Amb. Bienvenido Tantoco Sr., Rustan’s CEO and Chairman Zenaida Tantoco, and Rustan Commercial Corporation President Donnie TantocoMontblanc X Unicef“Rustan’s is constantly planning improvements for our stores, to make them even stronger luxury brand destinations. Montblanc Rustan’s Makati is the first concept boutique of the brand in the entire Southeast Asian region, and we’re proud to be its partners in realizing its new global vision,” shares Michael Huang, Vice President for Store Planning and Expansions.

From the original 78-sqm floor plan, Montblanc has grown its presence to an impressive 110-sqm luxury retail space. The larger store gives space to more choices for Montblanc customers, offering a bigger selection of leather goods, writing instruments, and of course, beautiful timepieces. “In this new, immersive environment, clients can more fully enjoy the Montblanc experience, which honors contemporary design and the traditions of craftsmanship” Michael adds.Montblanc X UnicefFor more than a century, Montblanc has impressed patrons with its pioneering spirit that honors tradition, excellence in craftsmanship and a passion for innovation. And as it pushes forth into a new decade, Montblanc wants its boutiques to embody that unique optimism and vision of the company.

Taking inspiration from the signature elements of Montblanc, the new concept boutique becomes an immersive retail environment that will encourage people to stay in. Designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance communicates that this will be a space that is pure and which boasts an uncluttered aesthetic.

A powerful palette of black, white and wood, and strong, refined lines build a fitting backdrop on which each Montblanc writing instrument, timepiece, jewelry and leather product can be highlighted and appreciated.

“Montblanc, as a leader and style purveyor, has built a name for itself, crafting pens and watches that are the epitome of quality and luxury. Since Montblanc entered the Philippine market years ago, it has garnered a strong following, endearing its clients with its highest standards of perfection. As Montblanc evolves, it is only expected that their retail presence also reflects that their new direction,” shares Anton Huang, President of The SSI Group Inc.

THE WRITE EXPRESSION

Each Montblanc piece strikes a balance between contemporary design and classic elegance, and reflects a pioneering spirit that continues to excite patrons today. This June 2017, Montblanc introduces its latest collection, Montblanc for Unicef.

Montblanc, in partnership with UNICEF, aims to improve learning conditions for over 5 million children around the world by providing quality learning materials and better teaching. For every piece in the “Montblanc for UNICEF Collection” sold from April 1 2017 to March 31 2018, Montblanc will donate 3% of the proceeds to support UNICEF and its literacy projects, with a minimum amount of $1.5 million being guaranteed by Montblanc.

In addition to this new collection, patrons can still enjoy the luxury collections of Montblanc such as the core classics-Meisterstuck collection, and a roster of special and limited editions, such as the Great Characters Miles Davis collection and the Writer’s Edition William Shakespeare Collection.

“Montblanc is more than just a heritage brand, it embodies a unique vision and aesthetic. It is the symbol of the highest standards of perfection. Over the decades, it has become a trusted and well-loved brand because of its openness to evolve through innovation. And as it grows, adapting to the times and changing markets, Montblanc can be assured to find a partner in Rustan’s in realizing its vision. We are very proud to present the new flagship-sized store. It is truly a wonderful place to experience the essence of the brand and interact with products of impeccable make,” shares Donnie Tantoco, President of the Rustan Commercial Corporation.

With Montblanc’s new concept boutique, rediscover the legacy of luxury and revel in the true Montblanc experience.

Visit the New Montblanc Boutique in Rustan’s Makati, first floor.

Montblanc is exclusively available in Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, Greenbelt 5, City of Dreams Manila and Newport Mall, Resorts World. 

GK Enchanted Farm

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Since we were nearby we visited the GK Enchanted Farm
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Click below to go to their Facebook page

GK Enchanted Farm facebook page

Starbucks Philippines Supports PETA’s Annual Summer Workshop

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This summer many kids are taking time off from school, and it’s the perfect time to take up a new hobby and hone their talents further. Countless workshops are popping left and right, from cooking to dancing. Kids nowadays can spend some time to pursue their passion and develop their skills. One of the most popular workshops this time of the year are theater workshops which allow kids to discover their unique and creative talents. Not only that, children who enroll in a program like this also get to learn more about our rich culture and artistic heritage.Starbucks Philippines supports PETA's annual Summer Workshop (4)This year, PETA brings its annual Summer Workshop to more Filipinos as part of its celebration of the company’s 50thanniversary. The workshops will be conducted in various satellite venues in the cities of: Makati, Quezon, Angeles and Tacloban. Recognizing the vital role of theater arts in communicating our identity and our highest ideals, Starbucks Philippines supports this program aimed to shape a new generation of artists.Starbucks Philippines supports PETA's annual Summer Workshop (5)“Starbucks believes in supporting organizations that create opportunities and promote positive change. Since 2015, we have partnered with the Philippine Educational Theatre Association (PETA) as one of the beneficiaries of our planner promotion. We are inspired by their use of theater to raise awareness of important social issues while nurturing the creativity of Filipinos.” said Noey Lopez, president, Starbucks Philippines.

PETA’s Summer Workshop started last April 17 and will run untilMay 28. Courses include Children’s Theater, Integrated Theater Arts for Teens, Theater Arts and Creative Musical Theater. In its classes, PETA uses the Integrated Theater Arts approach, a method that PETA has developed since the 70’s. This method uses group dynamics, drama, creative dance and movement, creative sound and music, visual arts, and creative writing and is the company’s main foundation for all the trainings it provides.Starbucks Philippines supports PETA's annual Summer Workshop (2)Children from ages 6 to 8 and older kids from ages 9 to 12 can enroll in the Children’s Theater courses that aim to enrich the child’s creativity and imagination. Teenagers aged 13 to 16 will benefit from the Integrated Theater Arts for Teens. As they learn to work in a team, they discover their talents and their self-confidence and communication skills are enhanced.Starbucks Philippines supports PETA's annual Summer Workshop (3)For aspiring actors aged 18 and up, the Theater Arts course gives fundamental knowledge of theater history and appreciation and skills in improvisational theater production. Meanwhile, theCreative Musical Theater course gives students the opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of musical theater. The program provides comprehensive training that is aimed at enhancing the enrollee’s musical theater skills.Starbucks Philippines supports PETA's annual Summer Workshop (1)The highlight of the course is a final recital: an original work created by each class whose participants get to perform on the PETA – Phinma stage.

“For the past 50 years, PETA has provided Filipinos with meaningful entertainment through theater productions, but aside from that we have also provided much needed theater arts education for the youth. This summer workshop is aimed at unleashing and nurturing the creativity of young people and adults through a unique and holistic process which allows them to shine whether on or off stage,” says PETA curriculum director Dr Brenda V. Fajardo.

Starbucks Philippines and PETA have been working together since 2015 to advance the theater community in the country. Starbucks has primarily done this by sharing a part of the proceeds from its planner promotion.

To join the PETA Summer Workshop, visit their website atwww.petatheater.com.

Teacher Maritoni Visits Educare

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 What a fun and fulfilling day at Assumption Malibay (Assumption mission school) Ballet teacher Maritoni X Educare turned the place into a fairyland with the help of our good friend Janet Hourani. The kids decorated their own ballerina, Played a game and learned to dance ballet from the best ballet teacher Teacher Maritoni  @maritonitordesillas ( Gumamela :-) groupmate) She provided all the ballet costumes ( Fr her students) and we donated it to the school. No matter how busy and how many things we have to do – nothing is more fulfilling than sharing time and giving to children who are appreciative and grateful for what is given to them. So glad to have chosen an Assumption Mission school and to visit Sr. Bernadette  #AssumptionMissionSchool#H2HGivingBack #jaricfoundationTeacher Maritoni visits Educare (1)Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (2) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (3) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (4) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (44) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (5) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (6) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (45) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (7) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (10) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (9) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (8) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (27) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (26) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (12) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (13) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (14) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (11) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (16) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (15) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (18) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (19) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (20) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (21) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (22) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (17) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (24) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (25) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (33) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (35) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (30) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (31) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (32) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (23) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (34) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (39) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (38) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (37) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (36) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (40) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (28) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (29) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (41)Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (42) Teacher Maritoni visits Educare (43)

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