Christmas Visit to White Cross Children’s Home (photos)

We visited the White Cross Children’s Home in San Juan, Philippines a couple months ago and I posted a blog post with some photos from the trip. Back in Vancouver, my Mom attended her friends Christmas luncheon where every year they raise some money for a different charity. This year, they decided the funds raised would be for the White Cross Children’s Home they saw in the blog post. They raised $610.00 (approx. P23,000) and sent it over the the Philippines and we turned into the following based on a list of items the orphanage said they were in need of:

20 KG Infant formula
12 KG laundry detergent
16 laundry bars
316 diapers
8kg quaker oatmeal
5kg Milo (chocolate milk with vitamins)
6 L of Canola oil
25KG Rice
10.8 KG luncheon meat
6.24 kg corned beef
2 Gallon Vinegar
2 Gallon Soy sause
4 boxes of infant Tempra (Tylenol equivalent)

This is what that looks like: 10644741_921510211195382_3660607916383302853_nSome of the PayrollHero team went to deliver the items as well as spend some time with the babies. The following are photos from the day. The day actually started the night before with a trip to the SM Supermarket to purchase the goods. Luckily, some of Santa’s elves were there to help us pack it all up: 10358742_921509987862071_2861782381369270838_n 10407152_921510067862063_7048931164953625245_nA nice service from SM, they will bring your groceries home for you. 10846401_921510104528726_2953275988588152085_n 10850078_921510134528723_7762630649173660666_nBy home, I mean, right to the front door. 10881477_921510141195389_3673801381264995875_nAt White Cross, we were greeted by the smiling staff who graciously accepted the donations and gave us a quick tour of the facility. They have exactly 100 children in their care. 10301186_921510257862044_1818016987574503545_nAnd the age breakdowns are as follows 10425156_921510881195315_7295058396343869393_nIn the nursery were 19 children, 13 boys and 6 girls. 6 of which were available for adoption. The rest in temporary care while their mothers get back on their feet. 1975200_921510957861974_4327711313010112562_nSome of the PayrollHero team (and Paul from Kalibrr) came along to cuddle with the babies. 10881673_921510784528658_8626768627526209353_n 10847910_921510697862000_5409228537063828005_n 10690147_921510341195369_1470297935264366096_n 10689558_921510244528712_8855626456702011711_n 10525806_921510441195359_254805638133853599_n 10487253_921510521195351_5138144495137728962_n 10305601_921510371195366_3591869947959442060_n 1505467_921510544528682_3771907504388170926_nIf you need something to do one day, or want to do help White Cross, they desperately need donations, but more importantly, the babies need to be held. It is that simple. So, check them out online, you need to let them know you want to come in advance but they are welcoming to people that want to play with the kids, hold the babies, drop off donations, etc.

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