December Update

Sister Vangie Soron and Sr. France, and Sr. May led the Parent Advent Reconciliation meeting for about 70 parents on on December 2nd at the Small House Bascilica. During the holiday, Typhoon Unman struck and resulted in a flooding some houses and surrounding areas in Balatas and Gainza.

A parent volunteer, Zero Jay Renta, wrapped towels to send to our seven areas. Other generous parents helped prepare for the holiday festivities. On December 20th, we had a successful Christmas Party! With fun activities and performances from the kids, everyone had a joyous time filled with joyous holiday spirit. We would like to extend our warmest thanks to all of our sponsors for their love and support!

November Update

The office was busy making and scanning Christmas cards from the children to be ready for December. Some parents of the Balatas area sold candles and flowers for All Souls and All Saints Day at the Vicinity of Balatas. The third grade class at Mariano Elementary School had their first Holy Communion.

August Update

This month in Cararayan, Ate Liza and Kuya Pat visited and spoke face-to-face with the Anawim children and parents. Their last night there was a “Boodle Fight” dinner celebration with Sr. Ludy, D.M. and the Area Coordinators.

In Tigaon, the children are very thankful for Ms. Monica' Arbello’s generosity and the construction for the new Anawim building in HoyunHoyun.

School Supplies Delivered

School Supplies Delivered

School supplies were delivered and distributed to parents and children in Balatas and Gainza. They sent us the following message as a thank you for our efforts to provide them with school supplies. Please read below.

“The parents and children of Balatas and Gainza would like to thank all the benefactors and sponsors of The Anawim Inc., for the love and support that they generously give to the Anawim children.

May god continue to bless you and give you good health so that you may continue to support The Anawim in sending poor children to school. We are waiting for the time when we can see each other so that we can thank you personally for all these blessings.

God bless you more. Thank you very much!                                                                                     

Lovingly Yours,

Balatas and Gainza parents and children

Happy Easter from the Anawim

Easter Blessings

It was agreed by the parents and the kids that their Easter greetings/card will be made as a group project instead of individual cards like they did last Christmas. I showed them samples of greeting cards that we usually use during Easter Sunday and explained what’s the origin and history.

The meaning of Easter can resonate with this… Christ suffered, died and rose from the dead to give us New Life! It is not only man whom He has redeemed but the whole of Creation!