[Blueboard] Help ACED Help a Payatas Pupil grant his/her Christmas Wish!

Joel Mark B. Barredo jbarredo at ateneo.edu
Tue Dec 5 10:34:26 PHT 2006

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Advocates of Development,

Christmas 2005 witnessed the magnificent gift-giving project of ACED. Gift
packs containing rubber slippers, noodles, cans of sardines and corned
beef were handed to more than 300 public school pupils from Payatas. The
event would not have been possible without the help of friends and
partners from both the Ateneo Community and the Private Sector.

Christmas 2006 won't be any different---moreover this year's gift giving
projects hopes to actualize more smiles and success stories in the lives
of 600 public school students...Help us grant countless Christmas wishes
this Christmas

We are appealing for your immediate support in providing GIFT  PACKS for
the most indigent children of these three ACED partner schools -- Payatas
B Annex Elementary School (100 pupils), Lupang Pangako Elementary School
(200 pupils) and Bagong Silangan Elementary School (300 pupils).  These
children  have barely anything decent to eat, as their parents are either
scavengers or unfit to work (i.e., very sickly or have disadvantaged

According to the principals, at best they only eat once a day -- despite
walking to school everyday, sometimes without slippers, and to work on
the streets or dumpsite late at night.

Please help us find help for the 600 most indigent children.  The budget
is Php 70.00 per child. This will include:

1 can of corned beef                                      Php 15.00
3 packs Instant Noodles  (Php 5.00/pk x 3)                Php 15.00
2 cans Sardines    (Php 8.00 /can x 2 )                   Php 16.00
1 pair of rubber slippers                                 Php 18.00

TOTAL:                          (approximately)         Php 70.00

This is less than the price of a java chip Frapuccino or a chesseburger

We need truly your utmost support right away to be able to buy the items
above! We will be accepting any form of donation until next Monday (Dec
11,2006)We will take care of purchasing and repacking the items.

We plan to realize this gift giving on the 15th (Lupang Pangako and
Payatas B Annex ES)and the 16th of December (Bagong Silangan ES) . Please
call us at 426-6001 local 4017 (look for Ms. Mai Francia) or email us
through mfrancia at ateneo.edu so
we can make arrangements for the collection of your contributions.

On behalf of the indigent kids of Payatas B Annex Elementary School,
Lupang Pangako and Bagong Silangan ES, thank you very much for being their
Santa Claus this Christmas!!!

God bless you!

In Christ,
ACED Family

Joel Mark B. Barredo
AdMU AB Political Science '06

Programs and Marketing Officer
Ateneo Center for Educational Development (ACED)

3/F Joseph Cardinal Hoffner Bldg., Social Development Complex
Ateneo de Manila University
Telephone No.: 426-6001 loc. 4027

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