Last June 15, 2013 the group went to Pola Oriental Mindoro to visit school children and a community to give them gifts. It was a heartwarming event topped by presentations from the children and community folks. This is also the first SMILE that we experienced FOOD OVERLOAD!!! From Mam Odhie’s place, to the school, to the mountain community, to the beach camp and back to Mam Odhie’s place, food was not a problem 🙂
I wish I could share more of the details but the photos will speak for themselves. We hope to be back in Pola again for the Christmas SMILE we are planning this year.
Thanks to everyone who shared their blessings. Let us continue to put SMILE’s on the faces of our brothers and sisters.
Lovelier the second time around..a sweet come back. The party and smile part two happened last Janurary 26, 2012 at Sitio San Pedro Elementary School in San Jose Tarlac. Participated by almost 300 kids from day care to grade six, teachers, parents and smberks. Similar to the first visit, the group distributed school supplies and toys for the kids and for the school – they got reference books, dictionaries, tarp, globe, basketball and volleyball, etc. A special lunch was served to make the party complete! The excitement rose up when the games and performances from different grade levels started.
Going to Barangay Iba
Arrival at the school, meeting the Abelling children
Continuation of the program
Distribution of school supplies and toys
Everyone enjoyed the outreach. The lack of rest and sleep never stopped the group from making the activity arrive at a high level of energy. The proactive smb new friends, though first time in joining the SMILE made the kids and the whole program in soaring spirits and memorable to all. Such a humble experience to share and give back! It’s fulfilling seeing the kids and their families appreciate the simple gifts given to them. Well, it’s really the thought that counts, right? The value of giving is priceless. Lastly, It’s a pleasure and honor to serve less fortunate people and communities such as the Abelling Tribe. So proud to be part of this worthy activity of SMB.