235 Ate Ren Celebrates with Ospital ng Maynila

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Written by Kuya Harvard

Ate Ren dela Cruz at just 24 has had rounds serving communities, orphanages and the like. After being active with U! Happy Events as well, she planned her own birthday with friends through our Create Your Own Event program. She preferred to reach out with pediatric patients this time and preferred the beneficiary within proximity of her home. It was our first time to partner with Ospital ng Maynila.

We were able to reach out to 34 children composed of patients confined, patients visiting and community based partners of the hospital. Our first activity was getting to know. We had our volunteers stay in front to share 3 things: their full name, favorite food and their “kalokalike” (look alike) celebrity. We also had them perform an impromptu 5-10 second dance number. It was indeed a unique and fun way of welcoming the children and their guardians.

Memory game was next. We divided everyone into 4 big groups. One representative at a time took turns studying a photo and have the team copy it as close as possible. There was so much competition that we maximize the number of rounds of play. Group 3 was the eventual winner. The kids received Manga story bibles as prizes.

The customary magic show was done workshop style by Kuya JB dela Cruz. He is also known as the Laserman and was recently a hall of famer in Talentadong Pinoy. After performing a set of tricks using magic props and ordinary items, he shared the “secrets” to the crowd and have them practice it with their Ates and Kuyas. The workshop included props for the children. The goal of this activity was to build confidence, discipline and workmanship.

The happy day ended with an exclamation point as friends of Ate Ren lead the distribution of groceries and story books. Thank U! once again for those who were part of this wonderful adventure. :)

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