World Vision Aims to Sponsor 2,000 Children in 1,000 Hours

World Vision, an international humanitarian organization, introduced a new child sponsorship campaign last August 22, 2017. Called “2,000 Children in 1,000 Hours,” this new campaign stresses the urgency of World Vision’s cause to challenge everyone who supports child advocacy and help World Vision secure a better future for 2,000 children in 1,000 hours.

2,000 unsponsored children are currently being supported by World Vision. They are living in dire situations where there is lack of access to clean water, full meals, and education. This new campaign aims to draw support from potential sponsors to help provide basic needs to these children and their families in the hope of bringing lasting change to their communities.

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Sama-Sama,” a music video was launched to help raise awareness about World Vision. Featured in the video are World Vision Ambassadors Ogie Alcasid, Tippy Dos Santos, Bianca Umali, Sam Concepcion, Christian Bautista and Richard Supet.

During the launch, Tippy Dos Santos and World Vision Youth Ambassador Jasmine Curtis-Smith and World Vision Ambassador for Child Sponsorship Joyce Pring showed their support for the new campaign.

World Vision National Director Rommel Fuerte said: “We are truly grateful to everyone who showed their support for this campaign, the musicians and ambassadors who gave their time and talent for the cause, and everyone who attended this launch. The most vulnerable communities do not have the luxury of time on their side. Our main goal for 2,000 Children in 1,000 Hours is to equip these communities with the right tools to build a better life for themselves and their children. By becoming a sponsor and donating Php25.00 a day, you can help us bring hope to a child’s future.”

Please visit 2000children.org or call he World Vision hotline at (02) 372-7777 for more information about 2,000 Children in 1,000 Hours campaign.

Aling Lita used to be a sewer, one who is involved with the tasks of sewing. She still is sewing but at present, she oversees a few other sewers in her home at Quezon City Gawad Kalinga Trese. Two other sewers have sewing machines and work in their homes.

Electrolux transforms worn out clothes into quilts with Gawad Kalinga’s Trese

Together with her husband who is the cutter of the patterns they need to put together to be able to sew quilts to be given to babies, they make up a team of sewers with a good business plan.

Electrolux transforms worn out clothes into quilts with Gawad Kalinga’s Trese

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The bayanihan spirit, the selfless act of giving help to those who need help especially during trying times and calamities have made us Filipinos create ways to do unique things.

In this regard, Electrolux, a global leader in home appliances, with its Delightful-E Simple campaign to collect used clothes and wash these clean before donating to various groups, jump-started a unique idea to transform these used (and washed!) clothes to be made into quilts to be given to babies and children in orphanages and other communities.

Electrolux transforms worn out clothes into quilts with Gawad Kalinga’s Trese

Working together with Gawad Kalinga’s Trese Community in Quezon City, Electrolux will upcycle donated used clothes to make quilts.

Electrolux believes that there must be dignity in the clothes that we donate. To make sure that every piece of clothing is in good condition, we will sort out the worn out, unwearable ones, then upcycle them into quilts with the help of Trese” said Andrea Pionilla, Electrolux Marketing Manager. “With this partnership, we aim not only to give quilts to children and new born babies but also another source of livelihood for this Payatas community.

Partnering with a group of men who make prints on shirts and bags in the same community, these quilts are really made with love. Mike Go of Human Nature oversees the business and guide these groups with their businesses.

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If you and your family and friends want to be a part of this meaningful advocacy, you can donate some pre-loved clothes to be made into quilts in any of these locations:
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