Giving Back The Smile to Street Children


Virlanie shines at the Sofitel Christmas tree lighting event

Posted on 12/13/17 in General News

Our very own children’s choir, Virlanie Voices, performed at the Sofitel Christmas tree lighting last November 21, mesmerizing the crowd with their voices as they sang Christmas carols for the audience.

The choir graced the evening with their performances. After the children performed, Sofitel’s executives handed over Christmas gifts for them.


The event was not only to showcase the choir’s vocal finesse, but also to promote Virlanie’s holiday fundraising campaign, A Virlanie Christmas.


Thomas Mouliac, our Executive Director, gave his speech of gratitude and invitation for the audience to introduce the campaign. A Virlanie Christmas is our campaign to make children’s Christmas special by donating for gifts that our children wish for. “With our campaign this year entitled A Virlanie Christmas for our children, we aim to present our beneficiaries with a real Christmas where the children have toys, new clothes and holiday activities to look forward to”, he said.

 

Thanks to Sofitel’s deep and meaningful eight years of partnership with us, we have introduced and promoted the campaign to the audience at the event.

Some of the previous projects and activities we have shared with them include the recently concluded Goblin Run, Teach to Reach, support for our young adults’ Independent Living Program, and Running for Smiles half marathon.


In addition to this, Sofitel has donated Php 650,000.00 from the funds raised at the Goblin Run held last October 29. These funds will help more children in need and will help us in our continuing vision of protecting and empowering children for a brighter future.

 



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