Warm greetings and thanks so much for your kind support. In our last report, we described our initiative to provide a Christmas party to children who survived Typhoon Haiyan. Great for us because aside from the funds coming from Global Giving, there a lot of other supporters who provided much needed support. During the party, we matched from portion of our Global Giving fund, a support coming from Pastor Norman Solis of New York who sent directly his donation to us. A group also coming from a state university here in the Philippines came and brought with them slippers for distribution to the children. Then an experienced team that managed this type of event lent a helping hand. Some other people donated in their own way, bags, shirts, school supplies. Local mothers and older children helped in the cooking, preparing the venue and other related activities. This is how we do our activities here, people including the survivors helping hand in hand. From an original target of 75 children, we were able to entertain 300 plus during that time.
This report, we are happy to say that a Marx Canoy, chef extraordinaire who rose from his humble beginnings in the Philippines to become a chef to the stars (including Oprah Winfrey, Prince Frederick of Denmark & Sir Elton John during their visit to Australia) will be coming on Valentines Day to demonstrate his culinary skills and feed local children. He will be demonstrating the use of local ingridients in order to produce world-class menus and using as oven and kitchen materials the recycled materials from the damaged houses. Marx Canoy is launching a new cookbook "Food Feast: Traditional to World-class Philippine Cuisine”. I am sure that many others will contribute also to this effort like what we did during the Kiddie Party last December 28. Some supporters we fail to acknowledge while others we did. Blessings will come from heaven.
Very sincerely yours,
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