Christmas “Bundles of Joy” Mission in Canaas!

December 11, 2017

Cebu East members Antonio Chua and Derick Bulkley distribute the Bundles of Joy

On Sunday December 10, the Rotary Club of Cebu East did its annual “Bundles of Joy” mission in the Canaas section of Guadalupe district, Cebu City. Over 200 families received large bags full of food, containing fish, noodles, rice, and juice.



We were greatly assisted in the planning and organizing by the Rise Above Foundation, run by Abi Biard and Marie Tangalin.


RC Cebu East members Carmino Ferandos, George Yao, Dr. Tony Chua, Antonio Chua, and Chris Pasalis (far right)


The mission took place in Canaas, a very poor section of the Guadalupe district of the city. Nearly all members of RC Cebu East were in attendance, including all Club officers: President Tom McKinley, Secretary Joop van Kessel, Treasurer Antonio Chua, TRF Chairman Carmino Ferandos, and Membership Chairman Richard Sharpe (whose firm, Spectrum, donated a further 200 bags of refreshments).

Racquel van Kessel, Richard Sharpe, and Antonio Chua



RC Cebu East members and their families, along with Rise Above directors Marie Tangalin and Abi Biard (both far right, front row)


We thank the Rise Above Foundation for their great help. Please find some further pictures below:



Villagers heading home, with Bundles of Joy in hand!

Club Secretary Joop van Kessel and his wife, Racquel



President Tom McKinley with villagers



Little village girl with Bundle of Joy for her family



President Tom McKinley with children from Canaas


President Tom McKinley with Marie Tangalin (left) and Abi Biard, both directors of Rise Above Foundation

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