It is a season of joy and giving and Seeds of Hope Project wants to make sure that it delivers just that. Last December 21, students of Inigan Elementary School in Rodriguez, Rizal were once again chosen to be the recipient of the project. More than 100 students including their parents were present during the event together with Mustard Seed employees.
Participants had to wake up as early as 2am just to get ready for the long travel and trek. They have to cross two rivers as well as pray that good weather remains in their favor. Various gifts which include toys, shirts, food and more were carried across the 2-4 hours journey.
Venus Cruz and Judith Adao, facilitators of Seeds of Hope Project were impressed by the dedication of both employees as well as the participation of the school in making sure that the project is a success. The project was able to raise nearly P100,000 in proceeds from donations of MSSC employees, profits from the Seeds of Hope shirt campaign, as well as pledges from various suppliers and partners of Mustard Seed
Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH), a local cosplay organization also donated funds to the project through their photoshoot for a cause last September.
“Seeds of Hope will be a long-term project of Mustard Seed in order to share, love and inspire children particularly students to pursue and fulfill their dreams,” says Judith Adao, Sales Manager of Mustard Seed.
“This is so touching! I was teary eyed seeing them so happy with our donation. Thanks to all the volunteers of Seeds of Hope and employees of Mustard Seed who shared their blessings!” added Adao.
Part of the donations include rechargeable speakers and microphone, sports kits for basketball and volleyball and other items which is also geared towards helping the school itself.
However, the students were not the only ones that were happy during the program because it also gave joy to every participants of Seeds of Hope. Interacting with students who despite the hardships they face everyday still pursue education in order to reach their dreams is not something most of us experience everyday.
The project is now preparing for its “Balik Eskwela Program” in June 2016. If you are interested to pledge and donate all you have to do is send a message through the Seeds of Hope Project Facebook page or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.