“The best way to multiply your happiness is to share it with others.”
My first born Ysha & I are both April celebrants. I gave birth to her exactly a week before my 26th birthday! We don’t normally spend and host parties to celebrate our special day. Ysha only had a pretty decent 1st birthday celebration but not too extravagant as others who don’t really know us might think.
This year, to thank the Lord for all the wonderful blessings he has showered us all year round- good health, happy family, true friends, continuous projects and so much more to actually enumerate- I feel like it’s time to give back to probably some of the less fortunate people we could possibly reach out to. I contacted my most trusted mom partner, Icel Ragudo of @themommawrites, at once and told her about my thoughts of celebrating my birthday and Ysha’s. Our hearts led us to Grace To Be Born shelter in Pasig.
Grace to Be Born is a ministry that saves the unborn from abortion. It is a sanctuary for unwed pregnant mothers in crisis who initially thoughts of abortion but were convinced to enter the Grace home and continue their pregnancy.
It also serves as an orphanage for abandoned babies. After delivery, the mother decides whether to take home their babies or leave them at the Grace center where these babies are eventually put up for adoption through the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
It is a ministry organized and run by Betty Roxas-Chua and Rey Ortega. Lay preacher Bo Sanchez was one of the pioneers of the organization and continues to support it. It is also supported by the Rosary for Life movement. They opened the Grace center on May 8, 2009, and the ministry is duly registered at and approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission, DSWD, Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Mayor’s Office of the Philippines.
I honestly thought of just simply sharing what our family could. Shop for some gifts and have Momcy, my mother, cook food for everyone. Invite close mommy friends who would like to genuinely help and be part of the outreach program. But with the help of my partner Icel, we contacted some brands, most were those we have worked with and we really trust, and they were all willing to share their blessings too with these moms and kids who need it!
So on April 28, 10 AM, my family and Icel’s, together with our mom partners Omni, Jingki, and Lariza spent the morning with the moms of Grace To Be Born.
I can’t tell you how awesome the feeling was to make other moms happy in our simple way. This could have never been as successful if not for the kind hearts of our brand partners! Please give me this chance to thank them all sincerely for the gifts they shared to the moms & children at Grace to be Born. <3
@absolutedistilled for the boxes of distilled drinking water
@kiddieartkart for the art materials for Ysha, her friends and the kids at Grace Center
@belobabylove for the baby products
@mothernurture_main for the Coffee and Choco Malunggay Mix for the breastfeeding moms and baby wipes
@cravingbitesph for the cookies
@vitagreencofficial for the Vitamin C of the mommies
@pampersph for the Newborn diaper of the babies
@happydragonph for the baby wipes
@johnsonsbabyph for the baby products and Modess sanitary pads
@uv_care for the cooking oil, bihon and tissue papers
@thegreencompany for the first aid & tissue paper, and formula milk, vitamins and meds for the kids and babies
@orangeandpeachph for the BP apparatus and 1st milestone cards
@zyji_shop for the pillows and bedding sets for the babies
@littlecocoy for the breast pads and burp cloth
@tinybudsbaby for the laundry powders and cotton buds
@voilaph for the diaper spray and balm
@sanicare_ph for the tissues and wet wipes
@kmom.motherkph for the baby laundry soap
@sosurepadsph for the sanitary pads of the pregnant moms and moms who just gave birth
@jollycowph for the chocolate milk for the toddlers
@kaypeebaby for the nursing tops of the breastfeeding moms
@shoplaurel.co for the hair accessories of the baby girls and kids
@healthfusionph for the gummy vitamins of Ysha, her friends and the kids of Grace Center
@theodoreshomecare for the baby wash, travel sanitizers and toilet spray
@mommybffs for the Betadine and gauze pads
@omflit for the story books and activities for the kids
@pioneeradhesivesph for the tumblers
@faithhopeloveskinfood for the soap for the moms
You are all A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Don’t even know how to thank you enough! Shocks! Maraming salamat po talaga. Your gifts meant sooo much to them and to meee! <3
It was such a happy, fulfilling day! First time ever to do a birthday outreach celebration and it definitely won’t be the last! I realized and felt that great satisfaction can also come from sharing with others. <3
You may watch our vlog to see what happened during our outreach birthday celebration!
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You can help save the unborn from abortion by helping the ministry through financial donation, volunteering to serve, or donation in kind. The Grace center welcomes donations of infant formula, diapers, vitamins for babies and pregnant mothers, rice and canned goods and toiletries. Volunteer obstetrician-gynecologists, pediatricians, other doctors, nurses and caregivers are most welcome.
Contact 9424-3712 or visit them at 53 Dr. Sixto Ave., Kapasigan, Pasig City.
Again, I thank everyone who participated on our birthday outreach celebration and made Ysha and my birthday even more meaningful and memorable. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU AND MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS YOU MORE!
Another year has passed. Another year to be thankful for. Let us always count our blessings and remember, we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.