Category: Love Bags for School Kids

How did turnips transform into LoveBags?
Post

How did turnips transform into LoveBags?

FAIRY TALE: Cinderella’s pumpkin turned into a coach.  TRUE STORY: Turnips turned into 114  LoveBag backpacks filled with school supplies, and 114 pairs of LoveFits slippers. This is the magic that 80 sixth grade students managed to perform in the village of Richterswil, Switzerlan. For the annual Räbechilbi festival, when the village center turns into a...

November 20, 2018November 26, 2018by
WiT Singapore 2018 raises US$50,000 for NVC beneficiaries
Post

WiT Singapore 2018 raises US$50,000 for NVC beneficiaries

On October 17, 2018, in a swish bar overlooking Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, a record-setting amount was raised by travel industry insiders for a location so remote, none of them have seen it up close and personal. The industry’s best leaders donated their talent and time, and prizes were also contributed by Singapore Airlines, Cempedak Island,...

October 18, 2018November 28, 2018by
Donors come together to help sisters Donna, Chona, and Cherry
Post

Donors come together to help sisters Donna, Chona, and Cherry

Many hearts were moved when we posted about sisters Donna, Chona, and Cherry, recipients of NVC’s LoveBags. The three siblings live with a single mother, who is half blind and only earns P100 a day as a field hand. Their home is a converted pigsty. Donna, the eldest, helps to support the family by selling...

August 4, 2018December 4, 2018by
Abram’s LoveBag campaign raises funds for 120 school bags
Post

Abram’s LoveBag campaign raises funds for 120 school bags

NVC’s young ambassador, Abram Bisuña, gave us quite a big surprise. After he has his parents, Diek and Jane, flew in from Manila to attend the LoveBag packing event on May 7, 2018, he gave us a giant check he drew himself, representing funds collected both from children and adults, enough to provide 120 children...

Web in Travel donates 130 LoveBags to children in Bukidnon
Post

Web in Travel donates 130 LoveBags to children in Bukidnon

  130 children in the remote mountain community of Sitio Mapawa, Bukidnon, will start schoolyear 2018 armed with all the supplies they need for school thanks to funds raised by Web In Travel at their 2017 conference in Singapore. The LoveBags were funded through Web in Travel’s annual charity art auction as well as individual donations from...

LoveBags and love letters
Post

LoveBags and love letters

Reprinted from the Visayan Daily Star. See original article More than 200 volunteers of all sizes and ages gathered to pack 1,500 LoveBags for the Negrense Volunteers for Change at the SM City Bacolod’s Activity Center Saturday. The bags filled with school supplies will be sent to children of indigenous minority communities who walk kilometers...

Abram’s Journey: How my child with autism helps other children with special needs
Post

Abram’s Journey: How my child with autism helps other children with special needs

by Jane Barcenas-Bisuña, Abram’s mom The author works in an international development institution and has published this article in their internal online newsletter. “I learned from Disney that everyone has the power to make a difference. So, I am using my power—my creativity—to help kids of this generation become healthier and stronger.” These were the...

February 8, 2018November 21, 2018by
Help us raise 3,144 Love Bags for schoolyear 2018
Post

Help us raise 3,144 Love Bags for schoolyear 2018

For some children in remote parts of the Philippines, supplies as simple as a pencil or a piece of paper can’t be taken for granted. It’s common for poor schoolchildren to break a pencil into two or three pieces to be shared with others, and to use this until there’s nothing left to write with....

327 Love Bags raised in honor of beloved son and brother, Mikel Lovina
Post

327 Love Bags raised in honor of beloved son and brother, Mikel Lovina

The best of lives, it is said, is one that keeps on giving long after it has physically left the earth. Today, 21 years after he passed on, Mikel Lovina’s family and friends, and even those who do not know anyone at all in his circle have done just that for him. The Mikel Lovina...