The Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. a non-stock, nonprofit organization, is established to help the abandoned, neglected and surrendered children in the Philippines. The foundation seeks to assist these children and youth in achieving their dreams through better education, physical and spiritual nourishment, and above all become God-loving and God-centered individuals.
As a sign of gratitude, CJFI conducted an ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO PARTNERS AND BENEFACTORS of the different CJFI shelters all over the Philippines to acknowledge people with a heart of pure kindness!
IMUS, CAVITE PAYS TRIBUTE TO SPONSORS
CJFI Imus, Cavite held its Annual Tribute to Partners and Benefactors on February 4, 2014 at the Cavite Clubhouse, Imus, Cavite.
The Annual Tribute to Partners and Benefactors is a customary tradition of the CJFI as its way of thanking its avid sponsors for their generosity in walking hand-in-hand with the CJFI for the cause of helping alleviate the plight of so many underprivileged children.
The event was attended by no less than the Local Chief Executive of Imus, Cavite Mayor Emmanuel “Manny” Maliksi. In his message, Mayor Manny urged the sponsors to continue with their kindness to the kids by not getting tired of helping and walking an extra mile for the sake of the children because these children are the hope of the nation.
SPONSORS COMMIT MORE SUPPORT FOR CJFI, QC
The Children’s Joy Foundation Inc., Quezon City center held the Annual Tribute to Partners and Benefactors on February 5, 2014 at its center office in Project 8, Quezon City, Philippines.
This year CJFI’s optimistic forecast is indeed encouraging as more and more sponsors commit to support more kids especially in their educational needs. One of the CJFI, QC sponsors Mrs. Lontoc promises to give more for the kids’ schooling, while Dell Philippines, the nation’s leading computer company obliges to give more support to the foundation, being its partner in computer education program.
SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA MAYOR GRACES CJFI TRIBUTE TO SPONSORS
February 6, 2014 was a red-letter date for the CJFI Pampanga center as this was reserved for the Annual Tribute to Partners and Benefactors of the said CJFI center.
This important event was held at Café Rustico in San Fernando City, Pampanga and was joined by the City Mayor himself, Honorable Edwin Santiago. In his message, the good Mayor emphasized the importance of the unique role of the non-government organizations such as CJFI which works as partners of the Local Government Units in delivering basic services to people. The good Mayor lauds CJFI for helping poor children.
CJFI LAGUNA HOLDS TRIBUTE TO SPONSORS
CJFI Laguna center thanked and paid tribute to its Partners and Benefactors last February 7, 2014 at the Laguna CJFI Center. As in the past, the event was graced by most of CJFI’s major sponsors. This year’s celebration however, was a bit touching, with the story of the three abandoned children referred by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSSDO). These kids were left abandoned after their parents were put to jail due to a drug related case. The kids are now safe at the custody of CJFI.
The CJFI event was also graced by personnel from the PNP Regional Command who brought some goodies and stuff for the children, likewise, some personnel from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) witnessed the occasion. The BJMP reported that the kids’ parents are glad that their children are safe and this gave them the motivation to do better their performance in jail.
CJFI CEBU THANKS SPONSORS THROUGH A TRIBUTE
The Annual Tribute to Sponsors and Benefactors of CJFI Cebu center was held on February 8, 2014 at the Cebu CJFI center in recognition to their unending support to the better welfare of the underprivileged children in Cebu as well as the whole Visayas island.
CJFI Beneficiaries prepared a personalized ‘Thank You’ card which they gave to their sponsors. It was a heartwarming event attended by most of the sponsors, benefactors and donors. The program ended with much pledges from sponsors to walk the extra mile in helping CJFI pursue the cause of feeding, clothing and sending to school more and more children in the Philippines.
CJFI DAVAO HOSTED ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO SPONSORS
CJFI ushered-in the love month with its Annual Tribute to Sponsors on February 3, 2014 at the Victoria’s Restaurant. The event was an expression of gratitude to those who unceasingly supported CJFI’s thrusts of feeding, clothing and sending to school three million children in the Philippines. Long time sponsors such as JCWMC Cooperative, Golden Egg, Davao Light Corporation, SAgrex, JDY Distribution, Virginia Foods, Engzam and Holcim, attended the event.
THANK YOU, GLOBALGIVING!
Not forgetting the great leap that CJFI has achieved last year in response to Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) victims in the central region of the Philippines. We wouldn’t fail to thank GlobalGiving and all our online sponsors here on GlobalGiving as well!
Through your help, we have responded to thousands of families during last year’s disaster not only once but many times daily!
In almost 16 years of operation, CJFI has reached out, help and changed not only thousands but millions of lives. And we thank you, our dear sponsors, for without you we wouldn’t have gone these far.
With all these overwhelming support, CJFI through its founder, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy, is very thankful for supporting us in this great cause for the children. We pray that the Almighty Father will give back a hundred fold of blessings more for your generosity.
The small fishermen in Barangay Bislig of Tanauan town (Leyte Province, Philippines) were terribly affected by typhoon Yolanda. All their houses were wiped out. As a result some are living in makeshifts. Some are living in tents given by a foreign NGO. Yolanda not only destroyed their houses, all the fishing boats of the fishermen were also ravaged depriving them of their source of living. Children's Joy Foundation, Inc. saw the pity condition of the fishermen in this community. In its own way distributed fishing boats to a number of fishermen who are in badly need of support.
Ricardo Cadia, fondly called Ricky, is one of the recipients of the fishing boats. He grew up as a fisherman because his father is also a fisherman. After the typhooon, with his ingenuity and desire to get back to the sea to catch fish for his family, assembled a refrigerator box and made it as a fishing boat. Afterwhich he hoped the ref-boat would glide over the sea waters. His effort proved him right as the ref-boat sailed over the coastal waters of Barangay Bislig like a normal boat. In fact he was able to catch some milkfish from the destroyed fishponds.
Together with other recipients, Ricky was so happy because his dream came true when Children's Joy Foundation in partnership with Globalgiving gave him a real fishing boat. His father and mother thanked the blessing of answered prayer as they now have their source of living that gave them peace of mind.
From the bottom of their hearts, THANK YOU CHILDREN'S JOY AND GLOBALGIVING!!! a loud shout of joy from the recipients.
Aside from the regular distribution of relief goods and everyday hot meals for the Typhoon Yolanda survivors, the Childrens’ Joy Foundation, Inc. donated 1 unit Generator set to Brgy. Dona Brigida of Tolosa, Province of Leyte, Philippines last November 25, 2013.
The generator set, that can provide power supply to about 500 households, given through CJFI Project Leader Riene Tagupa, was received by no other than the Municipal Mayor of Tolosa, Leyte, Mr. Erwin Ocana.
The mayor was so happy and is very thankful to Children's Joy for the Genset donated. He stated that they have been enduring sleepless nights under the dark due to the unavailability of electricity since Yolanda’s wrath and said donation served as a big help for them in terms of communication for now they will be able to recharge their mobile phones and connect to their loved ones.
Tolosa is a small munipality with 15 barangays of about 17 thousand population. It is a coastal town of Leyte where thousands of houses were wipe out by Yolanda.
Let’s continue helping out to those in dire need! Let’s make them feel remembered even with the simplest gesture that we can offer.
The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan's attack caused not only physical damage of properties and infrastructure to the affected Filipinos but phychological distress as well. Hopelessness, fear and anxiety are among the emotions most evident upon the eyes of all the survivors, all wondering how they could start over their with lives or how they could carry on living each day after Yolanda's wrath.
However, through the continous help and support of kind-hearted individuals, the Children's Joy Foundation, INC. was able to tend to the immediate needs of the survivors in the Central Visayas area right after the said typhoon. And currently, CJFI volunteers on-the-field are delivering unlimited hot meals and bucket-fulls of relief goods to the survivors on regular intervals.
Mineheart, a CJF volunteer, who was assigned on giving hot porridge to the survivors everyday, stated that after they have been staying with our Waray brethren since day-three of Yolanda's aftermath, they asked the survivors why they would line up for a cooked meal whereas they could have lined-up for packs of relief goods which might have lasted longer, but they would say, "We have been eating canned goods since the typhoon, and we don't mind lining up, this is a treat for us."
"As a volunteer, I almost wanted to make an appeal to stop giving them canned goods, but then, I was thinking, what could we give them? It takes a whole sleepless night for the volunteers and five pigs who we have to sacrifice just to prepare a hearty lunch for 2,000 people, but it doesn't matter, because we know that every single meal is always life changing, especially to a child," Mineheart Tantoy, a CJFI volunteer on-field said.
He added, "The CJFI volunteers didn't mind exhaustion, as long as we can continue to reach out to the typhoon victims, it was a good enough repayment of all our efforts. But the most fulling part of the day is the very moment when from the children's sad faces breaks a whole-hearted and genuine smile."
The Children's Joy Foundation, Inc.'s immediate response to Typhoon Yolanda victims wouldn't have been made possible without the aid of hundreds of generous individuals and sponsors who didn't hesitate on sending their support for the survivors. And from the CJFI family, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude and thankfulness to the GlobalGiving community that served as a valuable avenue for sponsors to connect with the foundation in response to the said disaster.
Your kindness and concern for those in need brought forth rays of hope for a better tomorrow. Every donation given will surely serve its purpose. Every penny of kindness offered will wholly be used for the survivors. And every love shared will always be enough to say, "You are not forgotten. There are people who are willing to help in times of desperate need."
Currently, Filipinos from the typhoon-affected areas are slowly recuperating from the devastation. But, as it takes time, we must continue to extend them our guiding hands until they can once again stand their ground.
The help and support of Children’s Joy Foundation, INC. does not settle only on the repacking and distribution of relief goods to the Super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) victims. Every day, while some volunteers distribute relief goods to the victims other volunteers cook hot meals and some travel around the typhoon-hit areas to different evacuation centers just to deliver hot meals (particularly hot porridge) to the survivors.
CJFI volunteers believe that this simple hot meal can temporarily fill their hunger while waiting for the next batch of goods sent are sent for their aid.
CJFI volunteers deliver hot meals on evacuation centers daily while distributing relief goods to survivors.
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