Ms. Mary Grace Gervacio together with Mr. Alvin Arnecilla, Virlanie’s Sponsorship Officer during the donation turnover for the children’s trick-or-treat party.
Volunteerism is a form of helping in which people actively seek out opportunities to assist others in need, make considerable and continuing commitments to provide assistance, and sustain these commitments over extended periods of time, often at considerable personal cost. Several features mark it as a distinctive form of helping. Unlike the helping that occurs spontaneously in response to emergencies, volunteers typically seek out opportunities to help. Unlike the obligated helping that occurs in the context of ongoing relationships, volunteers typically do not know those they help in advance and have no prior bonds of obligation to help them (Source: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2001).
At Virlanie, there are individuals or groups who chose to extend their volunteerism through in-kind and cash donations, sponsoring a child or program, or by sharing their time with the kids teaching skills and academic related-stuff or by being a caregiver-for-a-day.
Ms. Mary Grace Gervacio is currently sponsoring Maru of Masaya Home for over 5 years. According to her, “Giving back to local communities has been an important part of our credo and culture”. In their workplace, passionate employees regularly engage in their local communities to support their needs. Grace is fond of celebrating parties with Virlanie children. She invited Maru together with other Virlanie children to her daughter’s birthday party and last, October 29, 2021, she visited in Virlanie to sponsored a trick-or-treat party to Masaya Home.
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In the Philippines, it is estimated that 12.5% of adolescents aged 10 to 19 years and 5.9% of children aged 5 to 9 years are reported to have a mental disorder, as per the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Virlanie Foundation is deeply concerned about this matter. To commemorate World Mental Health Month, our health service organized visits and activities not only at our residential homes but also at our office to raise awareness and provide support.
Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: Virlanie Foundation’s Student as Teacher 2023 Teacher Wen assisting her student in creating slime The Virlanie Foundation’s commitment to nurturing young minds
Dedicated and conscientious – these are the words that perfectly describes the 23 years old Nasheeba, who recently graduated with bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a Magna Cum Laude distinction from Our Lady of Guadalupe Colleges. Time to go now and start with the next chapter of her life – adulting.
Virlanie Foundation Inc is happy to announce the graduation of Rhon from the Technological University of the Philippines in Manila Campus in August 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in national education, majoring in information, communication, and technology. Learn about his life: