I am Ronald Salvador the one who started the CG ''Cheerful Givers'' team with my family members and Workmates. This idea started when I was on my way going to work passing by a squatters area and saw kids collecting garbage at the ages of 3-6 without dress and slippers. Same and same scenario every day, they look so hopeless, and looks like no one care for them and love them. I surveyed the community and found out that squatters area have an estimated number of kids more than 2000 ages 1-13 yrs old, 12 kids per family or more, then the only source of income per family is collecting garbage and working on the nearby manufacturing companies.
This touched not only my heart but also my soul and also the hearts and souls of my very supportive friends and families, I told them that if we don't do anything and if we don't help them, they will die because of poverty. When I'm looking on those kids, I see the dirt on their skin, the broken dresses or even their bleeding feet because they don't have slippers or shoes while collecting garbage, I feel so down and look back to my life asking myself what am I doing? That's the reason why I moved immediately, make a plan and search for funds and volunteers and last October 29, 2018, we have done the CG Team First Feeding Program in Brgy. San Antonio San Pedro Laguna Philippines.
Honestly, we've just prepared food for 150 kids but the actual count exceeds it, and more than 200 kids came and still, lots are coming. Our collected budget is only good for 150 kids, but we prepared extra food for another 50 kids. We're now running out of budget for the next month but I will not surrender to search for more funds and to make the monthly feeding program to be possible. Also, to buy new clothes, shoes, personal hygiene kit for kids and more things that can help them.
I hope you can be interested to share something or anyone who would like to volunteer.
Thank you very much.
Laguna Province, Philippines.