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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Bianca's bday celebration in CRIBS

Disclaimer:  This post is not to brag...it is just to share our humbling experience and be inspired to also share your love and time to these homeless kids.


In fact, this was just supposed to be the celebration of her birthday but good thing the dad also agreed for another party in Shakeys.  CRIBS Foundation has always been our favorite charity so we are not new to them.  I have seen some who have moved from infant section to the crawlers section and now was suprised to see them in the toddler section where Bianca celebrated a simple party with them.  

Initially, I wanted to just buy packed food from Jollibee or Mcdonalds but I suddenly realized that it would be more meaningful to just cook for them instead.  We had spaghetti, chicken nuggets, hotdogs and jimini's pizzas.  I also bought juices and ice cream for the 10 toddler kids who will be participating.  Of course, there should always be a cake.  I was instructed that it should just be a simple merienda for the kids.
Then Bianca and Margaux were placed in the middle in preparation for the candle blowing of the cake.
And the 10 kids were all there ready to sing happy birthday for my little Bianca...
Candle-blowing time...
It was then time for their merienda...
After eating, Bianca enjoyed giving out the lootbags and the toys to each kid.



And I caught her giving a toy to the kids in the crawling section through that small opening in the door...

It was truly a humbling experience.  The kids cried when we left.  I was moved again and again everytime we visit the place.  If I could just all bring them home.  :-( 

If you also want to share your love for these kids, you may reach them here:

Address: 30 Major Dizon St., Industrial Valley Complex, Marikina City 1802
Website: www.cribsfoundation.org
Email: cribsnet@info.com.ph
Phone#: (632)681-5921, (632)681-8078
Fax#: (632) 647-1329

9 comments:

Arlene Tabamo said...

jody, thanks for sharing. alam mo ba the moment na nakita ko na you are helping the cribs foundation, I googled their site and check for their wishlists...

the feeling i had when we went to bahay bata here in pampanga (years and years ago) suddenly came back.. i was also crying then when we left.. bastat the experience is really different...

your little girl seems to have a very kind heart.. ang cute nyang tingnan while trying to give those other kids their gifts. hala haba ng comment ko :)

angelaze said...

Wow. Really humbling experience. I'm sure bianca had a blast in her first birthday celebration for her 2nd birthday.

♥ mommy author ♥ said...

ang nice naman to celebrate nyan mare... really nakaka touch..
it's one of the nicest thing in the world to do for the parent-less kiddos.. :)

Happy Birthday Bianca! :D

Mich said...

it was so sweet of you Jody to celebrate Bianca's birthday there! will check this foundation out nga din. :)

happy birthday Bianca!

juliet said...

hay naku.. yun comment ko sa yo, kay Jacqui napunta. anyway, just want to say na naluha ako sa post mo about bianca's bday celeb in CRIBS. Ang bait-bait ni bianca ha, kasi talagang tina-try nya pa to give gifts sa kids na di kasali.

Gracie said...

how inspiring! i am sure you will be blessed a hundredfold with the kind of deeds you teach your children. it may not be of material wealth, but with other meaningful things in life that money can never buy.

Jody said...

Hello Arlene! It was really a heartwarming experience. We pray for more opportunities to do this.

Jane said...

awww, sobrang na touch ako kay bianca giving a gift to the baby through the small opening......so sweet of your little girl.

topher joshua said...

I was so touched by this post. I'm sure your generosity will be rewarded a thousand fold. Belated happy birthday to Bianca!

~Monina
http://monet.marikit.net