In behalf of all the streetchildren who attended and very much enjoyed the 4th Annual Pisay 96 Christmas Party for Streetkids held last December 11 in UP Diliman, we would like to thank you once again for your continued participation and very generous support to Pisay 96 and our projects.
The activity is an annual Christmas tradition for children in the UP Diliman and adjacent areas who are not privileged enough to have the means to celebrate the holidays. This year, we gathered 50 children from the Diliman area for one afternoon of fun, food, games, and prizes, in celebration of the holiday season.
Of course the activity would not have been possible without your help. For this year’s party, our special thanks go to the following:
Pamy Abella for help with most of the pre-party preparations, including shopping for party supplies, wrapping gifts, and going around the Diliman campus to invite kids to the party
Jonas Castelo, Jo Santiago-Bond, and Angel Prudente for the generous donations
Ella Marie Monta for the spaghetti & hotdogs, Jeff Galan for the famous Dip’n Chk’n fried chicken, Odette Claridad for the cake, Kathy Villegas for the doughnuts, Eva Redillas (and roommate) for the assorted cupcakes and cookies, and Peng Manlapaz for the ice (sorry pala for the short notice) :D
Nina Araneta and Jappy Alana; Clarina dela Cruz and Ispok Sy; Dulce Fortunado and Bryan Macabales; Angel Prudente, Alan Castro; Hana Belo, Trina Corpuz, and Markku Seguerra for the loot bag items and program prizes
Hazel Flores (c/o Angel) for the generous discounts on the toys and gift items
Clarina dela Cruz and Ispok Sy for the slippers and clothes
Alan Castro for agreeing to host the activity (kaso hindi nag-costume :P); Angel Prudente and Fifi Runas for the (impromptu) storytelling sessions; Ispok Sy and Peng Manlapaz for facilitating the games; Bryan Macabales, Lloyd Gonzales, Ispok Sy, and Marian Baleros for the photo documentation; Bryan Macabales, Lloyd Gonzales, Jappy Alana for the (almost) effective “crowd-control”
Marian Baleros, Pamy Abella, and Odette Claridad for helping with registration; Nina Araneta, Jappy Alana, Angel Prudente, and Pamy Abella for sorting and packing the loot bags; Ella Marie Monta, Pamy Abella, Odette Claridad, Gay Macalinao, Nina Araneta, Jappy Alana for arranging and distributing the food
Pen Pablo, Tin Untalan, Jenni Mercado, Rowena Bernardo, and all the other volunteers who helped out before, during, and after the event
And of course, to all the batchmates who couldn’t be there but nevertheless sent their love, support, and good vibes ;)
For pictures of the activity, please click on the following links:
Muli, maraming salamat at maligayang Pasko!
About Pisay 96
Philippine Science High School scholars received premier education in the sciences to help in the nation’s development. Since its 10th jubilee anniversary in 2006, the Philippine Science High School Class of 1996 (Pisay 96) has been conducting socio-civic projects in communities across the country, as a sign of gratitude and return to the nation. The annual Christmas party for streetchildren is one of several projects that the group regularly conducts.