Help feed and clothe flood victims in Philippines

by Children's Joy Foundation, Inc.
The New CJFI Compound
The New CJFI Compound
“When any calamity has been suffered the first thing to be remembered is, how much has been escaped” – Samuel Johnson
It was a frightful day of August 18, 2013 when heavy downpour caused waters to rise at 8- feet deep in the coastal area of Cavite, sending families running to the highlands without anything except the clothes on their bodies.
The Children’s Joy Foundation Residential Shelter located in Imus, Cavite which was also affected by the calamity but nonetheless was quick at helping others after it has put its wards to complete safety. There is so much damage and rebuilding is just but a single choice after a calamity. It was a year over, we are now rising from the ruins and we remember the helping hands that every generous donor reached out to help.
Your helping hands helped us acquire a new shelter which now became a home to the children beneficiaries of CJFI and the people who have been victims of the flood. 
The old flooded house
The old flooded house
I have heard of that. It’s the place where you feel comfort, ease, and protection.
It’s where you know you are protected from all kinds of danger, where security is always present and especially…
It serves as a sturdy and firm shelter that will shield you from all kinds of weather.
I once thought of my home as like that. Though it’s just a simple abode, I loved it.
But then, everything I thought about it changed when nature started to test it. I can never forget that day — August 18, 2013 here in the far city of Cavite, when harsh rain started to pour continuously. The water level rose and the next thing I saw was… flood.
I guess my home isn’t that firm and sturdy as I used to think it was. Batches of water just gushed and Alas! It gave up. Now we have nowhere to go.
Luckily, a group of people in blue came to our rescue. I suddenly found hope when I saw something printed behind their backs; a logo of a… home –Children’s Joy Foundation Inc. (CJFI).
They renewed our flooded houses and replaced them with even better ones! New furnitures were provided and decks were constructed. ‘Plus’ they’ve remodeled the whole structure to make it sure that even the worst flood could not barge in. But what caught my attention most was when I saw sets of computer units sitting in the tables of our new living room! We finally have our own computer!
CJFI really never fails to give hope.
Through their humble cause, they have helped a lot of children who are in need like me.
Now, I can finally say that my home was always what I thought it was. Thanks to the CJFI my feeble home became strong, sturdy, and new.
~From a Kid victim of the Cavite Flood

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!


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.


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.


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 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.


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 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.


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.



Safer environment for the children
Safer environment for the children
A flood may be viewed less from a Super Typhoon, but it can be as destructive as the latter.
  The unexpected rise of water due to the torrential rains last August 18, 2013, had destroyed properties and had caused families in Cavite to be displaced from their homes.Immediate relief efforts were conducted by the Children's Joy Foundation, Inc. to aid the immediate needs of those affected.  Among those are the beneficiaries of the Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. where the floodwaters had caused damages to the CJFI shelter.

The disaster had made the management secure a safer place for the children to stay and acquire new furnitures and equipments for the children’s use. Just recently, the children as well as the CJFI staff had moved in to a better and safer house that’ll not anymore be threatened of any flooding incidence.The Children are really thankful for the new computers, furnitures, beds, clothes and especially for a safer home just in time for the holidays. They refer it as an advance Christmas gift from kind hearted individuals who had help them recover from the incident.

New Furnitures for the Kids
New Furnitures for the Kids
New Home
New Home
New Computer set for school works
New Computer set for school works
Old shelter during flood
Old shelter during flood
Old shelter during the flood
Old shelter during the flood
Hot meal on a cold morning
Hot meal on a cold morning

Last August 18, 2013, Cavite was strucked by heavy rains with high tide caused flash floods in several areas of Cavite. The flood reached 8 feet in some areas as early as 9 in the morning. This was called as the “Enhanced Monsoon.”

The CJFI Cavite Residential Center in Imus was one of the areas that were affected by the flood. The children in the center were evacuated by the center head of the shelter into a much safer place to stay until the rains cease. Almost all of the appliance and things in the shelter were ruined because of the flood, including things of the children that they weren’t able to bring.

The central office of CJFI responded immediately to the needs one of its shelter. Some staffs and volunteers coming from Quezon City and Pampanga brought with them food and clothing for the children. While in the central office of CJFI, they continue on packing goods to be brought and be given to other victims of the flood.

Because of your generosity, we were able to give help not only to the children but also to other victims clothing, medicines and we were able to serve them meal. Thank you very much!

We hope that you would continue to extend your help to the people, mostly the children for whatever they need.

Thank you very much for your support and God bless everyone!


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Children's Joy Foundation, Inc.

Location: Davao City, Davao del Sur - Philippines
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Riene Tagupa
Davao City, Philippines

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