by: Lesley Anne U. Ordinario
Thursday, November 9, 2017 | Social Responsibility |
Anawim Lay Missions Foundation is a small facility for poor and abandoned elderly people founded by Catholic lay preacher Bo Sanchez in Rizal Province, Philippines. Anawim Lay Missions opened its doors in 1996 to rejected and abandoned elderly who are roaming the streets. Its purpose is to provide a home, a sanctuary, to those poor and abandoned elderly who have nowhere else to go.
As we celebrated the United Nations International Day of Older Persons for the month of October, MicroMissions planned a trip to the facility on October 28. Forty-one (41) volunteers shared their time with thirty (30) lolos and lolas. A mini-fashion show was given wherein grouped volunteers dressed up and made over their chosen lolo and lola for the "runway". Everyone came in prepared and brought accessories, wigs, and make-up. In the end, Lolo Tony and Lola Es of Group 5 won as they bested four other groups. Another fun game was played after the fashion show – Pop the Bubble Wrap Relay and Group 1 won.
Serenity Aromatherapy Spa manicurists gave the pampering for the elders. A manicure-pedicure treat made them happy as their hands and feet were given care.
Another mission accomplished for bringing joy and love to Anawim's wonderful elders. Until next time!
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