Message of the German Club’s Director of the Welfare Committee
Dear friends and members of the German Club Manila
Since 1905, the members of the German Club Manila have been upholding a people-oriented approach. For over a decade, the German Club Manila has supported the underprivileged and stood by our Filipino compatriots in times of need. This traditional sense of friendship and social responsibility is being upheld and further intensified up to this date.
Recently, German Club Golf Group held a charity tournament led by Manfred Rode. Several charities were supported and the German Club Welfare fund received a favorable amount.
The German Club Welfare Committee (WELCOM) has funded several charitable projects. Currently these include:
Typhoon Usman, Samar Calamity Support
Mabuhay – St. Francis of Assisi Primary Health Care Program, Inc., called for help after the heavy rains brought by Typhoon Usman caused a major calamity in Northern Samar.
Many members donated in kind, but mostly in cash in support of the calamity in Samar, following Typhoon Usman. 2 large boxes of clothes and cash were received. A special donation of 25 boxes of blankets and nutritious rice was received from the Springboard foundation, that was later transported to Samar with the help of Antrak and Royal Cargo, who donated a 4-wheeler truck.
The above-mentioned donations were collected from the members and our new Lady Privilege member Marion Schlohsnagel flew down to deliver the clothes and support the relief efforts.
The German Club Welfare doubled the cash donations that sent to Sabine Korth of Mabuhay – St. Francis of Assisi Primary Health Care Program, Inc.
The later donations from the Springboard Foundation were delivered and distributed.
Springboard Foundation (Siena School, Taytay Rizal)
We have now progress reports from all our supported student namely: Direct schooling support of 3 Junior High School Students and 12 Senior High School Students.
Margarethe Home for the Blind
We also provide monthly allowances to Margarethe Home for the Blind, a community to support of blind girls and young women from poor families or who have been orphaned.
National Children’s Hospital
We also give quarterly donations to National Children’s Hospital, a government run (DOH) charity hospital for sick, under nourished and injured children.
Samar Feeding Program
We also provide yearly donations to Mabuhay-St. Francis of Assisi Primary Health Care Center in northern Samar, runs a Feeding Program to support malnourished preschool children from age one to five. At the moment approximately 70 children are receiving support and medical treatment.
Tobias Rast and I visited the center and witnessed the activities of the feeding program last October 2018. It is truly moving how the Sister Veronica and Sabine support this poor region of the country.
Thank you for your continued valued support!