Featured Volunteers

Hope you can take the time to hear from our volunteers their testimonies or stories of why they are passionate about reaching out to kids. Some have been into it for a long time, some discovered the value of it lately. What’s yours? Let us know and we will feature as well. Send us a message at Contact Us. Thank U! for taking time. 🙂

Aizza Fernandez

Ate Aizza tells a short testimony of her sponsored activity with us. She went there with her family and close friends. The kids of Holy Family Home discovered a new skill from our accessory making workshop last September 1, 2013. 🙂

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Ate Aizza with husband and some of her close friends.

Gratitude (n) – the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for or readiness to return kindness.

This is exactly how I felt when I celebrated my 30th birthday. Celebrating 3 decades of life made me realize that more than just trying to attain happiness, life is really about being thankful for everything that we have. It’s about being grateful for the little things around us, and appreciating life with all its ups & downs. One way of showing gratitude is to be able to return kindness — not only to the people who have been kind to you, but especially to those who are need. I am very grateful that U! Happy Events gave me the opportunity to celebrate life by giving back to the orphans of Holy Family Home. More than just sharing money and material things with them, U! Happy Events gave us the chance to share our time, skills, and effort with the children who need them the most. More than the tangible donations, U! Happy Events became an instrument for us to share our whole selves to the girls who are in need of love, time, and affection.

Aside from U! Happy Events, I am also very grateful for the girls of Holy Family Home. They might not know it , but they are the ones who gave me the best gift for my 30th birthday — the gift of an enlightened heart and a renewed spirit. They made me realize the abundance and blessings that I have been taking for granted. It is through them that I am reminded that a truly rich life is the one that is whole-heartedly shared with others.

So…a big thank you to U! Happy Events and to the girls of Holy Family Home for making my 30th birthday celebration a really memorable and meaningful one.

Te Candano

 

Our newly elected president for 2013 shares her story on volunteering. She is one of the first people we served with when we founded U! Happy Events in December of 2006. Hear from her and get inspired on her journey with us. Born to a big family, I grew up lending a hand to people, […]

Matthew Chua

 

Matthew is one of our very active volunteers last 2011. Because of this, he was elected as part of the board just 18 months after. He also helps the team do graphics and articles for the website. Here is a bit of his story on why he volunteers. My passion for volunteering began in college. […]

Zyrus Deri

 

Zyrus volunteered for the first time in our Christmas Event in PGH. He is also our current website programer. I met Jodel Joyo as we were partnered with kids. He has cancer. Jodel is the youngest among Ate Emily’s three sons and at the age of 7, has already been diagnosed with cancer. He has […]

Jo-e Villagarcia

 

Jo-e was our president for 2 years before she relinquished her position to current president, Te Candano. She is now our Vice President for External since she works now full time in Singapore. Here is her short testimony. Being a volunteer for kids through U! Happy Events has increased my understanding of issues that need […]

 
 
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