Showing posts with label Giving Back. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Giving Back. Show all posts

Everyone's A Hero: Lets Help 'Habagat' victims

My heart goes out to all our fellow 'kababayans' who have lost their homes and loved ones for some due to Habagat (southwest monsoon). They need our prayers but they need our help more. 

Just today, a day after my birthday (thank you, Lord for another year and many more to come!), I am very grateful that my family, relatives and I were able to donate goodies composed of bottled water, biscuits, noodles & canned sardines and have them delivered to Philippine Red Cross thru LBC. 

If you want to donate, here's GMA compilation of Relief Centers. Click Here. Or check out Philippine Red Cross' website on how you can send your donations of any kind.

"The only way to keep your TREASURE is to GIVE it away." ❤

The Joy of Giving (Lets HELP 'Sendong' victims)

When I heard the news about what happened to our fellow Filipinos in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City who have been killed (and some are still missing) by floods and landslides caused by the tropical storm 'Sendong', I urgently donated by transferring some of what I have to Philippine Red Cross to help raise funds for the victims. 

Because it was really heart-breaking to see photos posted all over the web about the suffering of the families of typhoon victims.

source: google photo

Also, I am thankful to my high school classmate, Val, when I read her post just this morning that she's collecting relief goods through the help of Tulong Kabataan (Kabataan Partylist). And the Rural Missionary Philippines will be in charge in distributing the goods in Cagayan de Oro community. We have decided to give our used clothes (from my siblings and I) to the typhoon victims and our parents help our kababayan as well. They gave cash donations which I used to purchase bottled water, noodles and sanitary pads. Thank you so much, Dad and Mom and my siblings for all your help. 

To all our readers, investors and fellow Filipinos, we are urging everyone to help in whatever way you can. You can check out this site for the list of drop-off points for relief goods and for monetary donations:

You can also donate through GMA Kapuso Foundation:

Or via Philippine Red Cross:

Together, we can make a difference. God bless us more. 

"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." (Luke 6:38)

The Ultimate Purpose of Wealth

Before I could discuss about investments and mutual funds, I want you to know what the ultimate purpose of acquiring wealth for me. 

When I was younger, I always prayed to God I want to be happy and to have a meaningful life. But He teaches me to be more specific in praying that’s why I am writing down every dream in my heart and believing that what I can write down on paper, I can write them down on reality. And, that was happened to my I “want to-do” listed on number 17. 

According to my 'virtual' success mentor, Jack Canfield, for us to know what we truly want is to make a list of 30 things we want to do, 30 things we want to have, and 30 things we want to be before we die. But I surpassed as I wrote 34 things for every to do, to have and to be lists. And I am very optimistic and excited that all the things I wrote down will come true in God’s perfect time. You can try it for yourself, too.
The reason why I want to share this with you is not to brag but to inspire you to keep on dreaming and believing that all our dreams will come true. I don’t have big savings or money now but with the small wealth God trusted with me [since I am building slowly my wealth now], I used it to start fulfilling my big dream.

Last 11th of May as my friend Jerome celebrated his birthday, I really wanted to give him something special--the gift of sharing and loving others. This is something that I have never done as part of nurturing our relationship and so we decided to have a party with the kids  on the day before his special day. 

We planned as we exchanging messages until morning of his birthday. We asked for our friend Cris and her family’s assistance and everything happened exactly the way we wanted. We invited kids from a small barangay in Quezon City as we enjoy our God's blessings with them.

No words can ever explain the incredible feeling and so much happiness when I saw the kids and families’ smiles on their faces. I felt the joy of sharing and loving. And I want to do this again many times in my life.

For me, the ultimate purpose of wealth is to share them and to love others. Because the only way to keep our treasure is to give it away. May God bless us more so we can bless others more.

Jacqui with the kids