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Filgrimage 2024: Hope for a Better Tomorrow

Help us bring joy to communities who live with much less as part of the Filgrimage ( immersion experience on June 13-23, 2024. 

Help us reach our goal of $10,000 so we can bring a day of celebration and fellowship at the Ati Tribe (in Boracay) and Gawad Kalinga villages (in Metro Manila), and return to Baseco-Tondo for a full day of immersion with the volunteer “nanays” to meet the residents and experience a day in their lives.

We will spend the day sharing meals, bonding over community activities such as playing and learning with the children, and volunteering with backyard clean-up or building homes.

At the end of each day’s community visit and service, as we get to know the people more, we would like to leave the children candies, toys and school supplies, and each family the village the security of their next few meals.  Our hope is to serve as many of them as possible.

The Ati tribe ( members are the original inhabitants of Boracay, but have been pushed to the margins as the island gained fame. We would visit, fellowship with them, learn how they live, and spend time with the children residents at their makeshift learning center.

As part of our volunteer work, our group will participate in building homes in a Gawad Kalinga Village ( and host a community luncheon for village residents other volunteers in Metro Manila.

In Tondo-Baseco (, we return to this urban slum for a full day of immersion and spend more time with the residents.  As we move through the community, we will be volunteering side-by-side with the Community Kitchen “nanays” (mothers) who continue to have a feeding program in the community, moreso during dire events of flooding, fire and typhoons.

Upon our return to the US, the group will decide on a project to support in any of the communities we have visited. In 2023, we built a children’s learning center and donated basketball hoops for the young children and youth in Tondo-Baseco.

Care. Share. Love.  Together, we can make it happen.  Once again, we ask for your support.

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