Antipolo City is located 16 miles east of Manila, with a population of more than 776,000. Within the city limit is the children’s shelter which Jordan, with the assistance of his family, selected as the recipient of his Aid for Antipolo Campaign. The shelter, Kanlunganng Kabataan Village (KKV), (which means ‘shelter for children’) serves approximately 50 children on only 60 pesos daily, which is the equivalent of $1.20 per day. On the grounds of KKV are the following three shelters:
- Children’s Haven – housing for boys who are abandoned, physically abused and neglected street children
- Bahay Kalinga Center for Girls – housing for girls who were physically and sexually abused, abandoned and neglected
- Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL) Custodial Care – housing for juvenile delinquents in rehabilitationAs is the case in most developing countries, the local government’s budget is hardly adequate to provide 3 meals per day for growing children. This gap creates a huge need for supplemental meals in their community. Donations are ongoing to Aid Antipolo. So far, through the efforts of Jordan and his supporters, their diligent work has raised $5,000.00 to donate to the ‘shelter for children’. The excitement and outpouring of love has touched many in Antipolo.
Congresswoman, Chiqui Roa-Puno, who represents the first district of Antipolo, made a special check presentation to KKV shelter on Saturday, July 29th on behalf of Jordan and JHF. “I am encouraged and humbled by the outpouring of love from our supporters and want them to know these donations will go a long way to ensure that the kids at the shelters do not go hungry. These funds will help provide supplemental meals for a period of at least 120 days,” said the Congresswoman. Jordan added, “My wish for the children of Antipolo is for them to have a normal and healthy life, get educated so that they can make a difference in their world and know that we genuinely care about their wellbeing. I hope they enjoy all the supplemental meals this love project has created for them.”
Joshua’s Heart President, Joshua Williams shared, “I am so proud to see our volunteers’ growth over the years. Jordan has always been involved and works towards making life better for the less fortunate. The “Aid for Antipolo” project will continue to raise money for the children of the Philippines and donations will continue long after Jordan has gone onto college. That’s what being a part of Joshua’s Heart is about, changing lives one person at a time.”
Joshua’s Heart Foundation would like to thank the following major donors whose generous support made this initiative a success: JBW Realty Group, Cochran Family Trust, Touzet Family, Wong Family, Keller Family, Kim Family, Felix and Digna Manlunas, Steve and Diana Pattison and Joshua Williams.
Joshua’s Heart Foundation (https://joshuasheart.org/) (JHF) was founded in 2005 in Miami, Florida by Joshua when he was four and a half years old and is dedicated to the fight against global hunger and poverty. JHF has two primary goals to “Stomp out World Hunger” and to “Break the Cycle of Poverty.” JHF is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, which empowers needy people to improve their quality of life by providing necessities like groceries and other personal items. They also effectively engage and educate communities at home and abroad about committing to fight hunger and poverty on a global basis. JHF is a youth run organization dedicated to stomping out hunger. To date JHF has distributed over 1.3 million pounds of food to families in need in South Florida, Jamaica, Africa and India. The Junior Advisory Board consists of 80 young people ages 9-18, and 12,500 youth volunteers which are known as elves. Learn how you too can make a difference through donations and volunteering by visiting www.joshuasheart.org. Learn more or donate to the Aid for Antipolo campaign at http://aidforantipolo.weebly.com/
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