I am more than thrilled, honored and blessed that Efren Peñaflorida and Emanuel Bagual will be joining our family and friends on Christmas Day distributing our care packages for the sick children in Philippine General Hospital. We are still in need of financial help so we could help these sick children and families with their medicines and other medical costs.
I partnered with Efren and Emanuel of Dynamic Teen Company because they are not affiliated with any government agency or politician, or any religion; they just want to make a difference in children’s lives in their own ways based on the same experiences they had growing up in the slums.
Efren Peñaflorida gives Filipino youth an alternative to gang membership through education. His Dynamic Teen Company’s 10,000 members have taught basic reading and writing to 1,500 kids living in the slums. And Emanuel (16 years) f helps to educate children who have limited or no access to schooling. He has converted a large pushcart into a mobile school, which he and his friends of the ‘Dynamic Teen Company’ use to bring educational materials to children in their own neighbourhoods.
Please don’t forget to watch “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,” airing from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood at 9 ET/PT on Thanksgiving night, November 26. If you haven’t voted yet, please do so!