Big Sleep Out - 7th December
City Sports Complex Abellana, The Philippines
The Cebu event will happen on the 7th December 2019, however the venue is still to be announced. 100% of the funds raised from this event will go towards registered charities helping homeless and displaced people.
If you would like to get in touch regarding the Cebu event, please email us at [email protected]
will support the local organisations listed below.
will go towards supporting people displaced internationally.
Local Charity Beneficiaries
It began as a brainchild of Rev. Fr. Renato Ruelos, CM, and his community in Pili, Camarines Sur, Bicol Region. They initiated a child sponsorship program which became the seed of The Vincentian Missionaries Social Development Foundation, Inc. (VMSDFI) in 1991.
Henceforth, the VMSDFI moved forward with further programs spearheaded by Rev. Fr. Norberto Carcellar, CM, together with the CM-Philippine Province. They expanded their support and services to the urban poor communities living in the dumpsite of Payatas, an immense neighborhood in Quezon City, which has gained foremost public attention and concern in the wake of mounting garbage crises besetting the entire Metro Manila.
This open dumpsite measuring 13 hectares has become home to rapid growing urban poor families searching for better life opportunities. Scavenging through this mount of toxic trash has served as a major source of livelihood of the people for lack of access to decent employment opportunities. Nonetheless, the risks and hazards involved hardly matter for people who are predominantly migrants from calamity-stricken or armed-conflict-infested and poor provinces.
As a socio-religious organization, VMSFDI has been taking part in the struggles of the urban poor and focused on the most disadvantaged, hardest affected, and least attended sectors. Presently, there are 11 People’s Organizations (PO’s)/Centers operating in the Philippines. In Metro Manila, these are situated in Bagong Silangan and Payatas in Quezon City, and the provincial sites which include Montalban, Compostela Valley, Ozamiz, and Bolusao.
In response to the needs of the community members, VMSDFI in partnership with different organizations, academic institutions, groups, and individuals facilitated community organizations and launch appropriate programs for the target localities. These efforts aim to fulfill the foundation’s objective to build self-reliant and self-sustaining communities with housing/shelter as the main strategy for total human development.
Spring Rain Global
SPRING RAIN GLOBAL
Spring Rain Global , is a duly registered consultancy firm whose main thrust is Financial Sustainability, Family Harmony and Philanthropy . We are the leading global partner towards a sustainable ecosystem among donor and donees concerning sustainability of mission through financial planning and philanthropy with offices in the Philippines , Singapore and in the US .
We are a value-oriented team, comprising of professionals of different expertise, Registered Financial Consultants, Certified Fund Raising Managers, Marketing & Business Consultants, infused together in one consulting firm. We are a fusion of individual uniqueness, union of varied expertise. Though diverse in experiences, we are devoted to one call.
Our vision is to build a sustainable philanthropic ecosystem through the creation of the Philanthropic Development Offices. For over a decade, our philanthropic endeavors facilitated the formation of Philanthropic Development Offices (PDOs) across 70+ Non-profit Organizations and Religious Congregations, training and coaching them to achieve sustainability so as to provide more for their beneficiaries. Spring Rain Global, with its Philanthropic Development Offices (PDOs), has been supporting advocacies such as homelessness , feeding program, elderly care, scholarship, health care, justice and peace, environment and infrastructure and community development to name a few.
Spring Rain Global strongly supports housing the homeless, giving them a proper home that they can call their own thus, giving them security, peace and dignity. We aim to offer a permanent and decent housing through our PDOs for underprivileged people, young and old, living under subhuman conditions on the streets, in squatters or at garbage slums, as well as for poor families whose homes were destroyed by natural disasters. We believe that together we can contribute to lessen the problem and eventually end homelessness and make it an issue in the past as we moving forward to one united nation.